PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS WOMEN’S SOCCER REVIEW
Week of September 25 – October 2, 2012 Games
DREXEL 8 – 2 – 2 Overall, 2 – 1 – 1 CAA
Results – Lost 2 – 0 at UNCW, Won 2 – 0 at Georgia State
UNCW 2 Drexel 0 – The Dragons nine game unbeaten streak came to an end with the loss. It was the first defeat for Drexel since August 17. Midfielder’s Civanni Moss and Jess Sarkisian had two shots apiece in the second half, but each had one shot turned away. UNCW outshot Drexel 15 – 12.
Drexel 2 Georgia State 0 – With the win Drexel got their eighth win of the season, the most in program history. The Dragons got their first goal on the 60th minute off a header by Defender Sam Greenfield. Midfielder Biz Matta got the assist. Forward Gabby Dixon scored the insurance goal late in the game. Forward Megan Hammaker was credited with the assist, her first this season.
Next Game – at Northeastern 10/4
LA SALLE 8 – 3 Overall, 2 – 0 Atlantic 10
Results – Won 1 – 0 vs. St. Bonaventure, Won 1 – 0 vs. Duquesne, both at McCarthy Stadium
LaSalle 1 St. Bonaventure 0 – Midfielder Anna Dolhansky scored the game winner in the 68th minute. Dolhansky’s goal capped an offensive flurry of three shots by the Explorers. The first by midfielder Erin Brennan, the second by forward Kelsey Haycook before the Dolhansky shot off a rebound found the back if the net. Goal Keeper Gabby Pakhtigian earned her fourth shutout of the season.
LaSalle 1 Duquesne 0 – Dolhansky did it again. She scored her second game winning goal of the weekend to down visiting Duquesne. The Explorers outshot the Dukes 32 – 5, but could not get the goal. Finally, in the third minute of the overtime period midfielder Jourdan McVicker sent a pass to forward Jessika Kagan who put a shot on goal that Dukes goal keeper Devon Tabata saved. Dolhansky was looking for the rebound, found it, and buried the ball for the win. Goal Keeper Gabby Pakhtigian gave another shutout performance, her fifth of the season.
Next Game – at Richmond 10/5
PENN – 6 – 4 Overall, 2 – 0 Ivy League
Results – Won 2 – 1 at Cornell, Won 4 – 0 vs. NJIT at Rhodes Field
Penn 2 Cornell 1 – Penn stayed unbeaten in Ivy play winning on the road. Penn scored 2 goals in the first 16 minutes of the second half. The first goal came off a corner kick by forward Kerry Scalora to the far post that midfielder Claire Walker headed home for her second of the season. Scalora later scored off a shot from 15 yards out. Forward Megan York got the assist. The Red and Blue outshot the Big Red 18 – 16.
Penn 4 NJIT 0 – Penn got two goals early in the game. The first goal was scored by forward Kathryn Barth at the 3:16 mark. Less than 10 minutes later midfielder Erin Mikolai headed the ball into the net off a long crossing pass by Scalora. With 13 minutes left to play the Red and Blue scored again. A corner kick by Back Brianna Rano was put home by back Kaitlyn Moore. Mikolai closed out the scoring with a goal from 15 yards out. Penn outshot NJIT 22 – 6. Goal Keeper Sarah Banks recorded her third shutout of the season.
Next Game – vs. Columbia 10/5 at Rhodes Field
SAINT JOSEPH’S 6 –4 – 1 Overall, 1 – 0 Atlantic 10
Result – Won at Temple 1 – 0
Saint Joseph’s 1 Temple 0 – A goal by midfielder Mo Hawkins in the 53rd minute proved to be the difference as the Hawks opened conference play with a 1 – 0 victory over city rival Temple. Hawkins took a pass from forward Morgan Duffy in the middle of the box that Hawkins sent home. Goal Keeper Christine Neal recorded the shutout making 5 saves in the game for her 6th win. Saint Joseph’s outshot Temple 22 – 20.
Next Game – at Duquesne 10/5
TEMPLE 3 – 7 – 2 Overall, 0 – 1 Atlantic 10
Results – Lost 1 – 0 vs. Saint Joseph’s at the Ambler Sports Complex
Saint Joseph’s 1 Temple 0 – A goal by midfielder Mo Hawkins in the 53rd minute proved to be the difference as the Hawks opened conference play with a 1 – 0 victory over city rival Temple. Hawkins took a pass from forward Morgan Duffy in the middle of the box that Hawkins sent home. Temple goal keeper Tara Murphy turned away seven shots in the game. Midfielder Karly O’Toole had 4 shots in the game, 3 on goal.
Next Game – at St. Bonaventure 10/5
VILLANOVA 5 – 6 – 2 Overall, 3 – 2 Big East
Results – Won 2 – 1 at Pittsburgh
Villanova 2 Pitt 1 – The Wildcats trailed by a goal when the Panthers scored 9 minutes into the match. Villanova made their comeback behind two goals by midfielder Victoria Gersh which matched her career-high set at LaSalle. Her first goal came at the 36:06 mark on a ball sent into the upper left corner. In the second half the game winner came at 52:40 off a corner kick Hayley Wilson to the far side that Gersh put in the net. Pitt outshot Villanova 15 – 7. Wildcats goal keeper Kelsey Quinn recorded 6 saves.
For her efforts Victoria Gersh was named to the Big East Honor Roll.
Next Game – at Louisville 10/5