CURRY NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR CACC WOMEN'S SOCCER
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Dawn Curry 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. 30. Megan Ferrara of Caldwell College and Kristen Toropiw of Felician College shared Rookie of the Week accolades.
Curry, a 5-5 senior forward from Pennsville, N.J., scored three important goals to lead the Tigers to a 2-0 week. She tallied both of her team’s goals, including the game-winner in double-overtime, against Millersville. She also scored the game-winner against Wilmington in the 89th minute with the game tied, 2-2.
Ferrara, a freshman forward from Clifton, N.J., scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, in a 3-2 victory over Goldey-Beacom. Toropiw, a freshman defender from Hopatcong, N.J., scored her first two career goals in a 3-1 win at Nyack and played every minute at stopper, helping the Golden Falcons yield only one goal in three games.
JoJo Pisani, Felician (Jr, M, Wyckoff, NJ) - Tallied three goals and one assist for the Golden Falcons last week.
Lauren Riiff, Chestnut Hill (Sr., F, Clementon, NJ) - Scored three goals in a victory over Wilmington.
Olivia Antonolpoulos, Dominican (So., F, Baldwin, NY) - Scored three goals and one assist against Bloomfield.
Bloomfield - The Lady Deacons dropped a pair of tough conference contests this week. Junior Jocelyn Prescott (Cherry Hill, NJ) notched her third goal of the season in the 2-1 loss to Nyack College, while senior Christine Rutherford picked up her fourth assist of the year on the tally. Sophomore defender Mikie Bradley (Jackson, NJ) notched her sixth goal of the season in the 4-2 loss to Dominican College, with each of her tallies this season coming off free kicks. Freshman Christina Vincentini (Lanoka Harbor, NJ) tallied her first collegiate goal in the loss to Dominican, converting a penalty kick opportunity in the second half.
Caldwell - The Cougars claimed third place in the CACC standings after falling to Felician on Tuesday and beating Goldey-Beacom on Friday. Freshman Megan Ferrara helped Caldwell come back from a 2-0 deficit against the Lightning, scoring the tying goal in the 64th minute and netting the game-winner in overtime. Sophomore defender Rebecca Stinger recorded two assists in the win. The Cougars will host sixth-seeded Holy Family on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the first round of the CACC Tournament.
Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill College finished their first season under Head Coach Sandy Dickson at 9-9 overall and 7-5 in the CACC to earn them the #5 seed in the upcoming CACC Tournament. Senior forward Lauren Riiff (Clementon, NJ) recorded the second best offensive season in the history of Chestnut Hill College women’s soccer with 18 goals and four assists for 40 total points. She finished her collegiate career as the program’s all-time leader in goals (50), points (124), shots (298), and game-winning-goals (13).
Concordia - The Clippers lost to non-conference opponent Molloy last week, 4-3 in 2OT. Their final conference game of the season was cancelled due to snow this past Saturday as Concordia would have faced Bloomfield.
Felician - With one assist in each game of a 3-0 week, sophomore F/M Alysia Arcona became the third Golden Falcon in program history to enjoy a 10-assist season. Junior GK Allie Couzo played in two of the wins, and is the third Felician keeper with a 10-victory season. Senior GK Shaneil Lorenzo recorded her first career shutout in a 5-0 win over NYIT on Thursday. Felician is in the CACC playoffs for the fourth consecutive year, and its second-place finish is its best since winning the regular-season crown in 2001. The Golden Falcons also have a winning overall record for the first time since 2001. Their nine conference wins are a school record.
Georgian Court - The Lions solidified the #4 seed in this week’s CACC tournament. They will host #5 Chestnut Hill Tuesday at 2PM. GCU looks to make its fourth consecutive trip to the CACC title game and earn its third championship in four seasons.
Goldey-Beacom – Freshman forward Alex Smith scored her 15th goal of the season to tie the school’s single-season record held by Renee Brechter since 2002.
Holy Family - Holy Family ended the regular season with a three game winning streak and winning five of its last six after defeating Millersville University (2-1 2OT) on Tuesday and Wilmington (3-2) on Friday. Senior Dawn Curry scored the game-winner in both contests. She scored both of the team’s goals in the win over Millersville, including the game-winner in the 102nd minute. Curry scored the game’s final goal against Wilmington in the 89th minute as Holy Family clinched a postseason spot in the upcoming CACC Championships. The Tigers are seeded sixth and are making their 13th straight appearance.
Philadelphia - The Lady Rams had their 15-game unbeaten streak snapped after a 1-0 loss to West Chester on Oct. 26. Philadelphia is the top seed for the CACC Tournament for the first time since 2008. The Lady Rams open the tournament with a home match against Post University Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. Philadelphia defeated Post 1-0 on October 15 in Connecticut.