BLOOMFIELD'S BRADLEY CLAIMS WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF WEEK STATUS
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Bloomfield College sophomore Mikie Bradley has claimed Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Soccer Player of the Week honors for the opening week of the 2011 season.
Bradley, a 5-2 sophomore midfielder from Jackson, N.J., netted two goals in a 3-2 victory over Mansfield, including the tying and winning scores in a span of 90 seconds. Both goals came on 25-yard free kicks.
Megan Tole, Holy Family (Jr., F, Philadelphia, PA) - Scored one goal and one assist in two games, including the game-winning goal against Shepherd.
Allie Couzo, Felician (Jr., GK, Sayreville, NJ) - Faced 25 shots and 11 corners in a nine-save shutout over St. Anselm. It was FC’s first-ever win over a NE-10 opponent.
Oumou Toure, Concordia (Sr., F, 5-10, New York, NY) - Scored a hat trick against Lincoln and added one goal and one assist against Washington Adventist.
Carly DiGiovanni, Chestnut Hill (So., M, Seaville, NJ) - Recorded two goals in a 3-1 win over Lock Haven.
Janine Cascio, Philadelphia (So., F/M, Kings Park, NY) - Registered the game-winning score in a 1-0 triumph over #14 Tampa.
Bloomfield - The Lady Deacons went 1-1 over the 2011 season’s opening weekend, picking up a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over non-conference opponent Mansfield University on Sunday. With Bloomfield trailing 1-0 with just over ten minutes to play, sophomore midfielder Mikie Bradley (Jackson, NJ/Jackson Memorial) netted a pair of brilliant free kicks from 25 yards away in the span of 90 seconds, the strikes proving to be the tying, and game-winning goals. Junior midfielder Stacey Jones (Mt. Sheridan, Australia/Good Counsel High School) scored her first goal of the season Sunday, capping off a scoring spree that saw three goals in the span of just over three minutes of play. Jones’ tally was assisted by senior forward Christine Rutherford (North Bergen, NJ/North Bergen High School), who also netted her first goal of the season in the club’s 4-1 loss to LeMoyne College Saturday. Freshman goalkeeper Katrina Guevara (North Plainfield, NJ/North Plainfield High School) earned the first victory over her Bloomfield College career Sunday, making four saves to secure the win.
Caldwell - The Cougars opened the 2011 season with a pair of losses to Northeast-10 teams at the Nyack College Tournament last weekend. In Friday’s opener, Caldwell fell to Assumption 4-1, with sophomore midfielder Rebecca Nadeau scoring the Cougars’ lone goal. Stonehill topped Caldwell 5-0 on Saturday. The Cougars begin CACC play with a game at Holy Family on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Concordia - The Clippers will play their first home game this week. Wednesday they host conference opponent Felician and Saturday they will be on the road against conference opponent Philadelphia U.
Felician - Felician’s 1-0 victory at Saint Anselm on Saturday was its first win over a Northeast-10 Conference opponent (at the time of the game) in the 14-year history of the program. (FC owns a win over UMass Lowell, but before UML joined the NE-10). It also marked the first triumph in a season opener for the Golden Falcons since 2001. Junior GK Allie Couzo made nine saves for her third career shutout, and senior F Stephanie Jimenez picked up her sixth collegiate goal and first game-winner.
Georgian Court - Farrell Pomponio (R-So.) netted her first goal since 9/15/09 after missing the entire 2010 season when she scored the game-tying goal at 39:36 of Friday’s contest at East Stroudsburg, making the score 1-1. She also assisted on GCU’s second goal of the game at 67:46. Breanna Sherman (Fr.) netted her first collegiate goal in Friday’s 4-3 OT loss at East Stroudsburg. Reigning CACC Player of the Year Kelly Lyons (Sr.) also tallied her first score of the season in the defeat. The Lions will play a non-conference contest at the University of Bridgeport Thursday night (6pm) before commencing the CACC portion of their schedule Saturday afternoon (1pm) vs. Post University.
Goldey-Beacom - Since 2007, the Lightning are 0-3-2 in overtime games. Kelly Williams has now scored at least one goal in four consecutive games dating back to last season. She finished the 2010 campaign on a tear, scoring eight goals over the course of the last three contests.
Holy Family - Holy Family begins the season 1-1-0 as the team split its first two games of the year this past week. The Tigers opened the season at home against So. New Hampshire University and fell short to the Penmen, 3-1. Holy Family then traveled to Shepherd University and defeated the Rams, 2-1, in overtime. Against Shepherd, junior Megan Tole scored her first goal of the season in the 99th minute to lift the Tigers to victory. She also assisted on the game-tying goal scored by Melissa Benson in the 53rd minute. Freshman Kimber Kissleback scored her first career-goal against So. New Hampshire.
Philadelphia - PhilaU opened the fall with a win over preseason #14 Tampa, and then fell 3-1 at Adelphi on the road. The team opens the CACC season with a match vs. Concordia (9/10) at Ravenhill Field.
Post - After scoring a goal in the first game of the 2011 season against NYIT, Post University junior forward Sabrina Sinopoli now has 11 career goals. Eryka Baez scored her first career collegiate goal in the game and first wearing the Eagle uniform. Post opens a four-game road trip this week and will travel to Dominican on Wednesday followed by a trip to Georgian Court Saturday.