THREE OF TOP FOUR SEEDS ADVANCE IN CACC WOMEN'S SOCCER TOURNAMENT
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Nov. 1, 2010) – Wilmington University, Chestnut Hill College, Holy Family University and Georgian Court University won their quarter-final matches Monday afternoon as the 2010 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women’s Soccer Tournament got underway. No. 6 seeded Georgian Court notched the lone upset, knocking off No. 3 Philadelphia University, 4-0.
Top seeded Wilmington improved to 15-4 this season with a 6-3 victory over No. 8 Felician College. Wilmington couldn’t shake the pesky Golden Falcons despite jumping to a 2-0 lead. Felician came back to tie the score in the 26th minute on a goal by Jenn Hesse. WU regained the lead three minutes later, but FC again responded, knotting the game, 3-3, in the 59th minute. But, Wilmington’s offense was too much and the Wildcats put three on the board in the final 30 minutes to advance to the semi-finals. Angelica Appold tallied two goals for WU, while Monica Weil dished out two assists and scored one goal. Felician’s season ends with a 7-11 record.
Wilmington will face No. 4 Holy Family University in Thursday’s semi-finals at 11:00 am at Georgian Court University. The Tigers defeated No. 5 Caldwell, 3-1, to earn a spot in the semi-finals. Holy Family wasted no time in scoring, as Jillian Shank found the back of the net at the 9:36 mark. Dawn Curry added the game-winner in the 23rd minute. After Caldwell scored to make it 2-1 in the 55th minute, first team All-CACC performer, Lindsay Fisher, added a goal to put the game away. Holy Family is now 12-5-1 this season, while Caldwell finished the season at 10-8.
No. 2 Chestnut Hill recorded its first-ever CACC Tournament victory with a 2-0 win over No. 7 Dominican College, and earned revenge for a first round loss to the Lady Chargers last season. CACC Rookie of the Year and first team All-CACC performer, Carly DiGiovanni, scored a penalty kick at the 4:18 mark to get the Griffins on the board early. CHC put the game out of reach in the 72nd minute when Kaelyn Pizarro found the back of the net. CHC is now 14-3-2 this season, while Dominican’s season ends with a 9-8 record.
Chestnut Hill will face No. 6 Georgian Court in the semi-finals at 1:30 pm, as the Lions received goals from four different players in a 4-0 upset over Philadelphia. CACC Player of the Year, Kelly Lyons, opened the scoring in the 22nd minute and Skyler Eicemen tallied a goal just over five minutes later to give GCU a 2-0 edge. The Lions earned the win despite being out-shot 18-7. GCU junior Shealyn Sullivan was outstanding in net and made 13 saves. GCU improves to 9-8-2 this season while Philadelphia is now 9-7-3.
2010 CACC Women’s Soccer Tournament
Quarterfinals – Monday, Nov. 1
#1 Wilmington 6, #8 Felician 3
#2 Chestnut Hill 2, #7 Dominican 0
#6 Georgian Court 4, #3 Philadelphia 0
#4 Holy Family 3, #5 Caldwell 1
Semi-Finals – Thursday, Nov. 4 at Georgian Court
Game 1 – Wilmington vs. Holy Family - 11:00 am
Game 2 – Chestnut Hill vs. Georgian Court - 1:30 pm
Championship Match – Saturday, Nov. 6 at Georgian