Westminster 5, Notre Dame (Md.) 1

Nov. 9, 2005

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Junior forward Sarah Calderone (Bethesda, MD/Walter Johnson H.S.) (photo attached) posted a hat trick with three goals to lift the Westminster College women's soccer team to a 5-1 victory over the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in the opening round of the 2005 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship tournament in New Wilmington. The Lady Titans (17-4-1) now advance to the second round against the College of New Jersey (18-0) in Ewing, N.J., this Saturday (Nov. 12) at 1 p.m.

With the victory, Westminster set a new school record for wins in a season, breaking the old mark of 16 wins set in the 2002 (16-6-2) and 2003 (16-7) seasons. The win also marked the first NCAA Division III Tournament win for the Lady Titans since a 4-1 opening round victory over Frostburg State in 2002.

Calderone opened the scoring for Westminster at the 10:10 mark of the opening half off an assist by sophomore defender Anna Maria Sparacino (Verona/St. Joseph's H.S.). The Lady Titans then built the lead to 3-0 with a pair of goals in a span of less than two minutes. Freshman defender Jessica Losteter (Jefferson Hills/Thomas Jefferson H.S.) booted in a corner kick from classmate Abby Montgomery (McMurray/Peters Township H.S.) at the 20:57 mark, followed by sophomore forward Mallory Bugel (Valencia/Mars Area H.S.) scoring off a Montgomery assist at 22:51.

Notre Dame cut the lead to 3-1 at 26:59 of the first half, as Catherine Vecchioni scored off a Heather Karbonski assist. However, Westminster answered with just over two minutes to play before halftime, as a rebound off the post was put away by Calderone for a 4-1 Lady Titan halftime advantage. Westminster completed the scoring at the 76:49 mark in the second half, as Calderone completed the hat trick with her third goal, assisted by sophomore midfielder Kaitlyn Hardman (Pittsburgh/Baldwin H.S.).

Westminster held a commanding 33-7 advantage in shots over Notre Dame, while the Lady Titans also posted a 6-4 advantage in corner kicks against the Gators. Freshman goalkeeper Whitney Griffin (Los Alamos, NM/Los Alamos H.S.) made a pair of saves in the win for the Lady Titans, while Gator goalkeeper Courtney Zgraggen recorded 14 saves in the loss.

Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked among national leaders in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 361 Colleges" and "Best 115 in the Mid-Atlantic" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by the Templeton Guide as a "Character Building College."

Nearly 1,600 students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty, while choosing from 40 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa. campus.

  
                         Soccer Box Score (Final)
                            Notre Dame (Md.) Soccer
      Notre Dame (Md.) vs Westminster (Nov 09, 2005 at New Wilmington, PA)




Notre Dame (Md.) (10-9) vs.                                 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
Westminster (17-4-1)                                        -------------------------------
Date: Nov 09, 2005  Attendance: 75                          Notre Dame (Md.)....  1  0 -  1
Weather: rainy, windy                                       Westminster.........  4  1 -  5

Notre Dame (Md.)                                        Westminster
Pos ## Player                Sh SOG  G  A               Pos ## Player                Sh SOG  G  A
------------------------------------------              ------------------------------------------
GK  1  Zgraggen, Courtney..   -   -  -  -               GK  00 Whitney Griffin.....   -   -  -  -
    3  Jones, Stephani.....   1   -  -  -                   4  Sarah Calderone.....   8   6  3  -
    4  Hubbel, Amanda......   -   -  -  -                   6  Jessica Losteter....   1   1  1  -
    8  Leo, Jen............   1   -  -  -                   7  Mallory Bugel.......  10   6  1  -
    9  Burdette, Michele...   -   -  -  -                   9  Kaitlyn Hardman.....   2   1  -  1
    13 Vecchioni, Catherine   2   1  1  -                   13 Kristen Martin......   2   1  -  -
    14 Quigg, Megan........   1   1  -  -                   14 Brittany McKee......   1   -  -  -
    15 Eigenbrode, Nicki...   -   -  -  -                   17 Anna Maria Sparacino   -   -  -  1
    17 Breidenbaugh, Sara..   1   1  -  -                   18 Abby Montgomery.....   5   4  -  2
    18 Karbonski, Heather..   -   -  -  1                   19 Mandy Bearrow.......   -   -  -  -
    21 Shippen, Anne.......   1   -  -  -                   20 Christina Adams.....   3   -  -  -
     ---------- Substitutes ----------                       ---------- Substitutes ----------
    12 Beyranvand, Roxanne.   -   -  -  -                   0  Kari Cole...........   -   -  -  -
    19 Pahr, Megan.........   -   -  -  -                   3  Shannon Ecklund.....   -   -  -  -
    23 Johnson, Ashleigh...   -   -  -  -                   10 Sarah Bouldin.......   -   -  -  -
    24 Shipley, Liz........   -   -  -  -                   11 Christa Andamasaris.   1   -  -  -
       Totals..............   7   3  1  1                   16 Jessica Kausits.....   -   -  -  -
                                                            21 Sarah Cook..........   -   -  -  -
                                                            22 Olivia Wilkerson....   -   -  -  -
                                                            23 Allison Rook........   -   -  -  -
                                                            24 Tara Hoellerman.....   -   -  -  -
                                                            26 Lindsay Nuzzo.......   -   -  -  -
                                                               Totals..............  33  19  5  4

Notre Dame (Md.)                                        Westminster
## Player                 MIN  GA Saves                 ## Player                 MIN  GA Saves
---------------------------------------                 ---------------------------------------
1  Zgraggen, Courtney..  90:00  5    14                 00 Whitney Griffin.....  88:09  1     2
                                                        0  Kari Cole...........   1:51  0     0

Shots by period       1  2  Tot                         Saves by period       1  2  Tot
-------------------------------                         -------------------------------
Notre Dame (Md.)....  3  4 -  7                         Notre Dame (Md.)....  9  5 - 14
Westminster......... 19 14 - 33                         Westminster.........  0  2 -  2

Corner kicks          1  2  Tot                         Fouls                 1  2  Tot
-------------------------------                         -------------------------------
Notre Dame (Md.)....  1  3 -  4                         Notre Dame (Md.)....  2  1 -  3
Westminster.........  4  2 -  6                         Westminster.........  5  5 - 10


SCORING SUMMARY:
GOAL   Time Team     Goal Scorer              Assists                                  Description
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1.   10:10 WES      Sarah Calderone (6)      Anna Maria Sparacino
 2.   20:57 WES      Jessica Losteter (2)     Abby Montgomery                          Off corner kick
 3.   22:51 WES      Mallory Bugel (21)       Abby Montgomery
 4.   26:59 CND      Vecchioni, Catherine (5) Karbonski, Heather
 5.   42:52 WES      Sarah Calderone (7)      (unassisted)                             Rebound off post
 6.   76:49 WES      Sarah Calderone (8)      Kaitlyn Hardman


CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:
YC-WES #26 (89:30)

Officials: Referee: John Safar; Asst. Referee: Ray Lombardo; David Potter;
Alt. Official: Dan Cesene; Timekeeper: Jan Reddinger; Scorer: Joe Onderko;
Offsides: Notre Dame (Md.) 0, Westminster 8.



-- Courtesy Westminster