TOLE NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR WOMEN'S SOCCER
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Megan Tole of Holy Family University has been named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 3. Janine Cascio of Philadelphia University was selected Rookie of the Week.
Tole, a sophomore forward from Philadelphia, Pa., scored all four of Holy Family's goals last week, including the overtime game-winner at Caldwell on Sunday. She also tallied the team's lone goal in a 1-1 tie at Chestnut Hill.
Cascio, a 5-5 freshman midfielder from Kings Park, N.Y., scored four times last week, including both of Philadelphia's goals in a 3-2 loss at Wilmington. She added two more tallies in a win over Post.
Lauren Riiff, Chestnut Hill (Jr., F, 5-6, Clementon, NJ) - Registered two goals and one assist in a 3-1 win at Dominican.
Kelly Lyons, Georgian Court (Jr., F, 5-7, Jackson, NJ) - Scored three goals in a 2-0 week, including two in a 7-0 win over Goldey-Beacom.
Jackie D’Orsaneo, Caldwell (Sr., F, Bowie, MD) - Forced overtime against Holy Family with a goal in the 88th minute, tying the game, 2-2.
Natalie Vespe, Philadelphia (Sr., MF/F, Acto, NJ) - Scored one goal and added one assist in two games last week for the Lady Rams.
Caldwell - The Cougars played just one of their three scheduled games last week, losing to Holy Family 3-2 in overtime. Games against Felician and Mercy were postponed due to rain and poor field conditions. Against the Tigers, Caldwell twice came back to tie the game, including senior Jackie D’Orsaneo’s tally in the 88th minute that forced overtime. Freshman midfielder Francesca Marinucci also scored for Caldwell. The loss dropped the Cougars’ record to 1-7-1 in their past nine overtime games. Caldwell plays at Nyack on Wednesday for their only game of the week.
Chestnut Hill - The Griffins remain undefeated in CACC play (6-0-1) and are off to their best ten-game start (7-1-2) since their inaugural season of 2003 (8-1-1). Junior forward Lauren Riiff (Clementon, NJ) recorded her second conference game with at least five points, with two goals and assist at Dominican College on October 2 (5 pts). She recorded three goals and an assist against Post University (7 pts) last Saturday, September 25.
Georgian Court - Goalkeeper Shealyn Sullivan (Jr.) and the Lions have registered three consecutive shutouts while tallying a 0.64 GAA on the season (9 games). Shannon Murphy (Fr.) scored her first collegiate goal in last week’s 7-0 blitzing of Goldey-Beacom (9/28). Jennifer Molzon (So.) assisted on the play for her first collegiate point. The Lions play three contests this week (10/4 vs. Mercy; 10/6 @ Holy Family; 10/9 @ Post).
Philadelphia - The Rams scored a season-high nine goals in two games this week, highlighted by a big 7-0 win in front of a homecoming crowd over Post University on Saturday. Rookie midfielder Janine Cascio has been on fire for the Rams, scoring two points or more in each of the last three contests. This week, the team hosts Chestnut Hill on Thursday (10/7) before heading to Concordia on Saturday (10/9).
Post - Post University women’s soccer is preparing for only one game this week, at home against Concordia.