PHILADELPHIA AND HOLY FAMILY TO BATTLE FOR CACC WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Nov. 3, 2011) – Top seed Philadelphia University and No. 6 Holy Family University will battle for the 2011 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) women’s soccer title Saturday afternoon at Chestnut Hill College’s Victory Field. The Rams and Tigers each recorded semi-final victories Thursday evening to earn a spot in the championship, which will begin at 2:30 pm. Holy Family will be making its third straight appearance in the finale.
The Lady Rams (16-2-2) are seeking their first CACC title since 2006. Trisha Sileo got the scoring started at 24:21 with her seventh goal of 2011. After receiving a pass from Carla Chmielewski, Sileo deposited her shot into the lower left corner from 19 yards away. Janine Cascio's sixth goal of the year doubled the Philadelphia advantage at 27:31. Gabrielle Haden centered the ball from the left side and Cascio, who was alone in the penalty area, put the ball into the center of the goal.
Dominican cut the lead in half in the 34th minute when sophomore Olivia Antonopoulos scored from 25-yards out to make the score 2-1. The score remained that way through the rest of the first half and into halftime. Holy Family outshot Dominican 13-6 in the first half and held a 26-14 advantage for the game.
In the second half, Holy Family tacked on its third score of the game when senior Lindsay Fisher scored off a rebound by a previous shot by Curry. Fisher's fourth goal of the season in the 59th minute gave the Tigers a 3-1 lead and turned out to be the difference in the game. Dominican would fight back to make the score 3-2 in the 62nd minute after Jamilyn Snyder scored off a free kick. Despite the comeback by the Chargers, the Holy Family defense managed to keep Dominican off the scoreboard the rest of the way to secure the 3-2 victory.
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
Philadelphia 3, Georgian Court 0
Holy Family 3, Dominican 2
Philadelphia vs. Holy Family - 2:30 pm