PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS WOMEN’S SOCCER REVIEW
Week of October 2 – 9, 2012 Games
DREXEL 10 – 2 – 2 Overall, 4 – 1 – 1 CAA
Results – Won 1 – 0 at Northeastern, Won 3 – 0 vs. Hofstra at Vidas Field
Drexel 1 Northeastern 0 – Forward Alex Vasquez scored in the 74th minute picking up the ball and firing it into the upper right corner. With the Dragons continue to add to the most wins in program history total. Goal Keeper Eve Badana saved 3 shots in getting her CAA best seventh shutout.
Drexel 3 Hofstra 0 – It was a big day for midfielder Courtney Wylie as he scored 2 goals and had an assist leading the Dragons to their 10th win. Forward Jess Lowinger scored the other goal on a penalty kick in the 84th minute. Badana got her 8th shutout making a career-high 8 saves. She has recorded three consecutive shutouts and has four in the last five games. Defensively, Drexel has given up 9 goals in the last 14 games. Their win streak at Vidas Field reached 13 games, and are 4 – 0 -1 this season at home.
Next Game – at ODU 10/11
LA SALLE 10 – 3 Overall, 4 – 0 Atlantic 10
Results – Won 2 – 1 at Richmond, Won 2 – 1 at VCU
LaSalle 2 Richmond 1 – The Explorers got two goals within 4 minutes in the first half that held for a one goal road win. Midfielder Maryam Huseini recorded assists on goals by midfielder Courtney Niemiec and forward Leah Gray. Goal Keeper Gabby Pakhtigian recorded 8 saves in the win. LaSalle outshot Richmond 20 – 11. Gray had 3 shots that were all on goal.
LaSalle 2 VCU 1 – The Explorers got to double digits in wins. This senior class set the record for all-time wins in school history. The win was in come from behind fashion as VCU went ahead 1 – 0 three minutes into the second half. LaSalle responded with offensive pressure out shooting VCU 12 – 3 in the latter half. That pressure paid off in the 77th minute when Defender Ashley Chilcoat scored on a rebound. With 13 minutes to play. Midfielder Anna Dolhansky netted her third game winner in the past four games.
Next Game – vs. George Washington 10/12
PENN – 7 – 4 – 1 Overall, 3 – 0 Ivy League
Results – Won 1 – 0 vs. Columbia at Rhodes Field, Tied 1 – 1 (OT) at St. Francis
Penn 1 Columbia 0 – Penn sits atop the Ivy League along with Princeton posting their third conference win over Columbia. It took a great play by forward Kerry Scalora in the 67th minute to win it. Scalora lifted a corner kick that was cleared by the Columbia defense. Penn collected the ball and a touch pass to Scalora who let go a left foot blast to the near post. It was up to the defense to hold on. The Red and Blue did as goal keeper Sarah Banks made 4 saves and posted her second consecutive shutout.
Penn 1 St. Francis 1 (OT) – The Red and Blue ended their non-conference schedule with a draw at St. Francis. Forward Elissa Berdini scored the Penn goal 12 minutes into the contest. Back Brianna Rano got the assist. The Quakers defense tried to hold on for the win, but Tesa McKibben got the equalizer with 6 minutes remaining. Penn outshot St. Francis 6 – 0 in the overtime, but could not get the winning goal. The Red and Blue outshot the Red Flash by a 17 – 9 margin. Banks recorded 4 saves.
Next Game – at Dartmouth 10/13
SAINT JOSEPH’S 6 – 5 – 2 Overall, 1 – 1 -1 Atlantic 10
Result – Tied 0 – 0 (OT) at Duquesne, Lost 1 – 0 at Saint Bonaventure
Saint Joseph’s 0 Duquesne 0 (OT) – Goal Keeper Christine Neal got her thirds shutout of the season and made 8 saves. The Hawks needed it despite putting on offensive pressure out shooting the Dukes 12 – 4 in the second half. No shot went across the goal line. In overtime Duquesne had a 6 – 0 shot advantage, but none went past Neal. Forward Morgan Duffy had a team-high 5 shots while forward Mo Hawkins and defender Nicole King had 4 shots each.
Saint Bonaventure 1 Saint Joseph’s 0 – Neal made a game-high 9 saves, but a shot by Caitlin MacConnell at the 42:30 mark was the difference as the Hawks fall 1 – 0. SJU registered 3 shots compared to 17 by SBU. The Bonnies also held a 7 – 1 edge in corner kicks.
Next Game – vs. Massachusetts 10/12 at Finnesey Field
TEMPLE 4 – 8 – 2 Overall,1 – 2 Atlantic 10
Results – Lost 1 – 0 at Saint Bonaventure, Won 1 – 0 (2 OT) at Duquesne
Saint Bonaventure 1 Temple 0 – The Owls were shutout for the second straight game, and to add to the frustration the Bonnies Alyssa Lipp scored in the 86th minute to hand Temple another defeat. Lipp put a header on net that Temple goal keeper Shauni Kerkhoff got her hands on but could not hold. The Cherry and White had 5 shots on the day, 4 from midfielder Kate Yurkovic. The Bonnies had 14 shots.
Temple 1 Duquesne 0 (2 OT) – The Owls stopped both their scoreless and losing streak beating the Dukes 1 – 0 in overtime in Pittsburgh. The game winner came off the foot of midfielder Paige Rachel in the 105th minute. The goal was the first of her career. Kerkhoff made 9 saves in earning her third shutout. The Cherry and White were outshot 25 – 14. Yurkovic had 4 shots while defender Casey Greco was credited with 3.
Next Game – vs. URI 10/12 at the Ambler Sports Complex
VILLANOVA 6 – 7 – 2 Overall, 4 – 3 Big East
Results – Lost 1 – 0 at Louisville, Won 1 – 0 at Cincinnati
Louisville 1 Villanova 0 – The Wildcats put up a strong defensive effort and got 7 saves from Jamie Kranich. But the Cardinals got the only goals of the game as Charlyn Corral scored from 22 yards out in the 73rd minute. Louisville outshot Villanova 19 – 6, and had an 11 – 3 margin in the second half. Midfielder Victoria Gersh led the Wildcats with 2 shots, both on goal.
Villanova 1 Cincinnati 0 – Forward Heidi Sabatura knocked home a goal in the 10th minute, and Kranich stopped a penalty kick in the 77th minute to give the Wildcats a Big East win. Forward Renee Hart assisted on the Sabatura goal. Villanova had better field position out shooting Cincinnati 21 – 12. Sabatura had 7 shots and 3 on goal, while forward Stephanie Myers had 5 shots of which 3 were on net. Villanova has a winning record in the Big East, and looks for a spot in the Big East Tournament.
Next Game – vs. DePaul 10/12 at the Villanova Sports Complex