USAFA, Colo. - The Air Force women's soccer team blanked its fourth-consecutive opponent, en route to a 1-0 win over Bryant University Sunday afternoon at the Cadet Soccer Stadium. The Falcons are off to its best start in school history with a 4-1-2 record. The Bulldogs fell to 3-4.
Sophomore midfielder McKenna Fox scored the lone goal of the match in the 38th minute to lift the Falcons to its second-straight win. Fox followed a deflected shot by sophomore midfielder Felicia Sturgeon and scored on the open net. Sturgeon was credited with the assist.
The Falcon defense, which has not allowed a score in 400 minutes, held off a late flurry of shots by Bryant to come away with the win.
Bryant appeared to have tied the game in the 49th minute, but forward Katy Biagi of Bryant was called for a handball before the ball went into the net. The Falcons also caught another break in the 82nd minute when Bryant's Rachael Ivanicki got a shot past Falcon goalkeeper Kelly Stambaugh but the ball hit the left post and was cleared before further damage.
Stambaugh had seven saves in the win, recording her fifth shutout of the season. The junior has not allowed a goal at home, where the Falcons are 4-0-1.
Air Force returns to action Friday, Sept. 14, hosting Colgate.