HOLY FAMILY AND GEORGIAN COURT TO PLAY FOR CACC CHAMPIONSHIP FOR SECOND STRAIGHT SEASON
LAKEWOOD, NJ (Nov. 4, 2010) – Holy Family University and Georgian Court University will play for the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women’s Soccer Championship for the second straight season Saturday at 11:00 am on the GCU campus. No. 4 Holy Family earned a 3-0 win over top seeded Wilmington University in the semi-finals, while No. 6 GCU claimed a 2-1 win over second seed Chestnut Hill College. The Tigers secured the 2009 CACC Championship with a 1-0 win over the Lions.
Junior Dawn Curry scored two first half goals to lead Holy
Family to the upset victory over top-seeded Wilmington. Curry now
has 13 goals this season. Holy Family (13-5-1) has won 10 of their
last 11 contests and handed the Wildcats their first loss to a CACC
team this season. Wilmington won the regular-season championship
with a 12-0 record.
With a 2-0 lead thanks to Curry’s goals, Holy Family was awarded a penalty kick with less than ten minutes remaining in the first half. Junior Lindsay Fisher converted the penalty kick to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead. The goal marked Fisher’s sixth of the season and her fourth penalty kick conversion. She is a perfect 4-for-4 this season on penalty kicks. Despite the rainy and muddy conditions, the Holy Family defense was able to keep Wilmington off the scoreboard as the Tigers went on to the 3-0 shutout victory.
Georgian Court will be making its third straight championship game appearance, having won the title in 2008 and falling to the Tigers last season.
Chestnut Hill (14-4-2) took a speedy 1-0 advantage as Kaelyn
Pizarro netted her sixth goal of the year at 5:27, heading
in a ball deflected by GCU goalkeeper Shealyn
Georgian Court (10-8-2) countered at 29:23 when Jennifer Molzon fed Candace Seaton stride. Seaton then darted about 35 yards before depositing her fifth goal of the season. Molzon snapped the 1-1 stalemate in the second stanza at 48:11, knocking home the game-winner off a rebounded shot by teammate Kelly Lyons. Sullivan tallied three saves for her 10th victory in net for the Lions. Sophomore Jessica Veazey collected seven saves in the Chestnut Hill net.
Holy Family recorded a 5-1 home victory over Georgian Court in the regular-season contest between the teams.
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
Holy Family 3, Wilmington 0
Georgian Court 2, Chestnut Hill 1
Championship Match – Saturday, Nov. 6 at Georgian
Holy Family vs. Georgian Court - 11:00 am