Eiger's goal lifts women's soccer over Greyhounds in non-league battle
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Freshman Sophie Eiger scored the game's only goal on the non-conference contest's first shot allowing the Haverford College women's soccer team to bring home a 1-0 victory over host Moravian College.
Eiger's freshman teammate Meg Boyer got deep in the box with possession forcing Greyhounds goalie Sarah Halpin out to cover the angle but a deft pass from Boyer found Eiger's foot where she easily tapped in what would be the game-winner in just the 16th minute of action.
The victory was the third in a row for Haverford (8-4) while Moravian (2-10-2) lost its eighth in a row.
The Fords out shot the Greyhounds by a 15-6 count and also held an 8-1 edge in shots on goal but Halpin kept the hosts in the game with four saves in the first half and three more in the second stanza.
Haverford goalie Kayleigh Herrick-Reynolds did not have to make a save until the game's 79th minute. The shutout was Herrick-Reynolds' fifth of the season and 15th of her career.
The Fords and Greyhounds played to a 2-2 tie in double-overtime last season, but the two years prior, Haverford came away with a pair of shut out victories.
The next outing for Haverford brings back Centennial Conference action as Franklin & Marshall College visit the Fords at Walton Field Saturday afternoon in a Noontime start.