No. 3 St. Rose rolls past NYIT
Roundup: No. 4 West Chester cruises to opening victory
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Saint Rose used a balanced attack that struck both early and late en route to a 10-0 victory against visiting NYIT. The Golden Knights lived up to their billing by putting up 10 goals for the first time in exactly nine years. The last time Saint Rose accomplished the feat was on Sept. 1, 2002 behind an identical 10-0 triumph against Concordia.
As for Thursday, the Golden Knights (1-0) struck four times within the first 13 minutes of the second period to break open a game that stood 3-0 at halftime. Saint Rose controlled the pace throughout and wound up outshooting the Bears (0-1) by a 22-2 margin. The Golden Knights also produced 11 corner kicks and yielded only two.
No. 4 West Chester 4, Chestnut Hill 0
PLYMOUTH-MEETING, Pa. -- Four different players scored as West Chester University downed host Chestnut Hill, 4-0, in the season opener.
Sophomore Kim Shoup scored a goal and assisted on another while freshman goalkeeper Shannon Fedyk recorded a pair of saves to pick up a shutout in her first college start. Melissa McKeary, Dana Hunt and Cara Deola each scored as well as West Chester blew open a scoreless tie at halftime with four unanswered tallies in the second half.
No. 5 Florida Tech 2, Florida Southern 0
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Florida Tech passed its first test of the 2011 season Thursday afternoon, defeating Florida Southern in a non-conference battle at Rick Stottler Field.
“Today’s win was a good start,” Tech head coach Fidgi Haig said. “Coming into the game, I knew we were going to do well. We were tested at Florida International having played in the rain against a good team. Florida Southern is a very strong team that will go far this year…They did a good job of pressuring our back four in the first half…Once we settled down and got more comfortable, we started to play our game.”
No. 2 UC San Diego 0, Western Washington 0
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Neither UC San Diego or Western Washington could find the back of the net on the first day of action on Thursday evening at Orca Field. UCSD and WWU went home scoreless, 0-0.
The Tritons out-shot the Vikings, 21-8, striking eight shots on-frame compared to just a single shot on target from WWU. UCSD dictated the pace of play throughout the evening, forcing WWU to commit 25 fouls.
Game information compiled from respective athletic department website