Cranny’s 10 Saves Not Enough for Knights Against Streaking Mavericks

Cranny’s 10 Saves Not Enough for Knights Against Streaking Mavericks

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. – Senior goalkeeper Nicole Cranny made a season-high 10 saves in net for the Knights, but the Queens College women's soccer team fell, 2-0, on the road to Mercy College in East Coast Conference (ECC) play Saturday afternoon.

It was the sixth straight win for the Mavericks, who improve to 8-1 (2-0 ECC), while the Knights fall to 1-7-2 (0-3-1 ECC).

Mercy controlled the tempo and put the pressure on Queens from start to finish. The Mavericks outshot the Knights, 21-5, for the game, while putting 13 shots on goal compared to just three for Queens.

Cranny was pressured all game long, stopping 10 of the 12 shots sent her way. Seniors Taylor Bonanno and Erin Vernillo each took a shot on goal for the Knights, while sophomore Guro Eriksen added a shot on goal as well.

Mercy's Corinna Ferrante and Jessica Brandt each scored a goal, while Natalia Elizarraras recorded an assist for the Mavericks.

It was a scoreless contest for most of the first half until the 43rd minute, when Mercy took a 1-0 lead as Ferrante scored a goal off an assist from Elizarraras at the 42:50 mark. Shortly after the second half began, Mercy increased the deficit to two, when Jessica Brandt scored the game's second goal at 47:40.

Queens' current road trip will conclude Wednesday, Oct. 4, as the Knights will travel to Post University for a non-conference matchup at 3 p.m.