No. 3 California (Pa.) tops Kutztown
Roundup: Top-ranked Bridgeport cruises past Molloy
KUTZTOWN, Pa. -- Behind two goals and one assist from junior Carley Work, third-ranked California (Pa.) claimed a 3-0 victory on Saturday afternoon against No. 16 Kutztown in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) play.
With the win, the Vulcans improve to 9-0-2 overall and move into first place in the league standings with 23 points behind a 7-0-2 mark in conference play. Meanwhile, the Golden Bears fall to 9-3 this season and are tied for second in the PSAC standings with 21 points (7-2-0).
After missing yesterday's game due to a red card earlier in the week, Work scored her first goal of the game in the 31st minute off a feed from sophomore Chelsea Norbuts, her fifth assist of the year. Shortly after halftime, Work tallied her team-leading 13th goal of the season with an assist from junior Kayla Fransko at the 50:51 mark. The Vulcans expanded their lead in the 65th minute when sophomore Kelsey Russo posted her third goal of the year off a pass from Work, who now leads the team with 28 points after entering the year with 33 career points.
Senior Paula Jackson posted her second consecutive shutout and sixth of the year after making three saves in 90 minutes, while Kutztown's Casey Behrendt also made three saves in the losing effort on Saturday.
No. 1 Bridgeport 4, Molloy 1
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. -- Top-ranked Bridgeport scored a pair of goals in each half, as the Purple Knights picked up a 4-1 East Coast Conference road win against Molloy on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, UB runs its overall record to an unblemished 11-0-0 mark, the best start in the program's history, and the Purple Knights are now 4-0-0 in the ECC. Molloy is now 7-5-0 overall and 3-2-0 in conference play.
Senior Kasey Kenny opened the scoring for Bridgeport at the 15:00 mark of the first half when she took a long pass from junior Becky Wallis, who was playing in her hometown, and put the ball past the Molloy goalkeeper Nicole DellaPorta. UB freshman Giuana Prugger scored her first collegiate goal just 17 seconds later when she capitalized on a turnover by the Lions defense and put a breakaway across the goal line.
Prugger would finish with a four-point day, as she assisted on both goals in the second half, another by Kenny, her team-leading eighth of the season, and one by senior Julia Colley who now has five tallies on the season.
Bridgeport sophomore goalkeeper Julia Hansson finally allowed a goal after 650 minutes and 14 seconds of scoreless play when Molloy's Alison Sloper found the back of the net at the 73:19 mark.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.