Rider 3, Bryant 1

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Release: August 30, 2013
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Jenn Meier scored her 19th, 20th career
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Women’s College Soccer

Rider University 3, Bryant University 1

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ— Home is a place where people feel they belong. Homes can trigger self-reflection, thoughts about who someone is, or was. Most importantly, home is where you win soccer games.

“It is nice to play on this field,” said Rider head coach Drayson Hounsome. “It’s good to play at home.”

With the win, Rider is now 22-7-4 in its last 33 home games.

Playing in her first game of the season after a preseason injury, senior Jennifer Meier (Sayville, NY/St. Anthony’s) scored two goals and had an assist to lead Rider to victory over Bryant in the 2013 home opener Friday evening on the Ben Cohen Field.

Rider is now 3-1-3 in its last seven home openers.

“Jen practiced early in the week and is still not ready to play 90 minutes,” Hounsome said, “but it was good to get her out there. Two goals and an assist while not being 100 percent, not a bad day’s work.”

Rider (1-1) took a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute of play when Meier picked up a loose ball and beat the Bulldog goalie, who had come out of the net on the play.

Meier sent a ball to freshman Michelle Iacono (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun) on the left side who beat the Bryant goalie for a 2-1 Rider lead just 2:38 into the second half. “Michelle scored in a preseason game but this was her first official goal,” Hounsome said. “She looked dangerous. She is going to be a big asset for us this year.”  Iacono had three of Rider’s 10 shots, and two of Rider’s six shots on goal.

Meier scored her 20th career goal, fifth most ever at Rider, with 22 minutes remaining on a long header pass from senior Carolyn Wiley (Mount Laurel, NJ/Lenape). “Carolyn did a great job winning that ball back for us and luckily I stayed on side for once,” Meier joked. Rider was called for eight off sides in the game.

Meier now has 50 career points, fifth most ever at Rider, in 53 career games.  “I don’t really pay much attention to those things,” Meier said, “we’re just looking to get the win.”

Bryant (0-3) tied the score at 1-1 with less than five minutes left in the first half on a header.

Freshmen Vanessa Perdomo (Hillsborough, NJ/South Brunswick) and Bethany-May Howard (Glastonbury, England/Bridgwater College) each played a half in goal for Rider. Howard started the game and gave up the goal. Perdomo played the second half, making two saves for the victory.

“A win’s a win,” Hounsome said.  “That is the important thing. We still have a lot of work to do. Our performance was not great but getting the win is pleasing. We switched our formation and we played better.”

Bryant, who lost its first two games (at Hartford and to Maine) by the score of 1-0, out-shot Rider 17-10. The Bulldogs had eight corner kicks to Rider’s one.

Rider travels to Fairleigh Dickinson Sunday afternoon. “We have a nice little rivalry with them now,” Hounsome said.  The Broncs defeated FDU 2-1 last season. “It will be a tough game.”

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