November 1, 2011
TOP SEED PHILADELPHIA PUSHED TO OVERTIME IN WOMEN'S SOCCER QUARTER-FINALS
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Top seed Philadelphia University was pushed to overtime by No. 8 Post University before surviving a scare with a 1-0 victory Tuesday afternoon in the quarter-finals of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Soccer Tournament. No. 4 Georgian Court University, No. 6 Holy Family University and No. 7 Dominican College also notched quarter-final round victories.
Back Chelsea Riedell scored 2:12 into overtime to give Philadelphia (15-2-2) the victory over Post. Riedell's goal, her second of the year, came on the Rams' ninth corner kick attempt of the contest. Midfielder Melissa Copeland lofted the corner and had it hit midfielder Nicole Van Bourgondien's head. The ball came to Riedell who knocked it into the net for the game-winner. Copeland and Van Bourgondien both assisted on the play. In goal, Philadelphia's Kelli Kowalewski faced four shots; however, none of them were on target. Grace McConnell was stellar in the Post (6-8-2) net by making 15 saves. The Lady Rams heavily outshot the Eagles, 36-4. Philadelphia also owned a 9-2 corner kick advantage, 8-0 after halftime.
Philadelphia will face No. 4 Georgian Court (11-8) in the semi-finals at Chestnut Hill College on Thursday at 4:00 pm. The Lions, the defending tournament champ, earned an impressive 5-1 victory over No. 5 Chestnut Hill in the quarter-finals behind a hat trick from senior forward Kelly Lyons. Lyons netted the first three tallies of the afternoon, giving her at least one goal in four straight contests. The hat trick increases Lyons' team-leading goal total to 15 on the year and gives her 20 multi-goal efforts (four hat tricks) in her illustrious collegiate career.
Chestnut Hill's Kaelyn Pizarro cut the Georgian Court lead to 3-1 at 71:07 when she rifled an unassisted shot from beyond the 18, her fourth goal of the campaign. The Lions (11-8) put the contest out of reach shortly after as Jennifer Molzon drilled her first score of the year at 75:42, followed by Carleigh Gorman's second tally of the season at 78:02. Gorman also collected an assist, as did Nicole Petrosino, Candace Seaton, and Katie Schieder.
Holy Family and Dominican both pulled off road upsets and will face each other in the semi-finals at 6:30 pm Thursday evening at Chestnut Hill.
The Tigers (11-7) upended No. 3 Caldwell, 4-0 to advance to the semi-finals for the eighth straight season. Holy Family scored the game's first goal within the first four minutes of action to take an early lead, as senior Lindsay Fisher scored her third goal of the season. Junior Melissa Benson assisted on the play. Later in the half, Holy Family doubled its lead when senior Dawn Curry tallied her first of two goals of the afternoon. Curry took a pass from junior Kathryn Helkowski and scored from 15-yards out in the 18th minute.
In the second half, Curry struck again, scoring off a corner kick attempt by freshman MaryKate Morris in the 58th minute. It marked Curry's 12th goal of the season. The Tigers tacked on another goal in the 78th minute after junior Megan Tole received a pass from senior Amanda Trabosh up the middle scoring from 15-yards out.
Dominican (8-6-2) recorded a 3-1 victory at No. 2 Felician College to round out the quarter-final match-ups. Junior midfielder Jamilyn Snyder recorded s hat trick, scoring all three of the Lady Charger goals. The first tally came in the 36th minute as she received the ball from Danielle Romano and blasted a shot from 25 yards out the went into the net just under the crossbar for the 1-0 lead.
In the second half, Snyder struck again at the 54:44 mark as she took a low shot from the middle of the box off an assist from sophomore Olivia Antonopoulos. Less than two minutes later Snyder completed the hat trick with a goal from the right side of the field, following Antonopoulos's second assist of the day. Felician's (11-6-1) goal came in the 89th minute from Katie McDermott.
2011 CACC Women's Soccer Tournament
Quarterfinals – Tuesday, Nov. 1
#1 Philadelphia 1, #8 Post 0 (OT)
#7 Dominican 3, #2 Felician – 1
#6 Holy Family 4, #3 Caldwell 0
#4 Georgian Court 5, #5 Chestnut Hill 1
Semi-Finals – Thursday, Nov. 3 at Chestnut Hill College
Philadelphia vs. Georgian Court – 4:00 pm
Dominican vs. Holy Family – 6:30 pm
Championship Match – Saturday, Nov. 5 at Chestnut Hill College