No. 1 Bridgeport shuts down Dowling
Roundup: No. 4 California (Pa.) rolls past Clarion 3-0
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Seniors Julia Colley and Katie Stanley each scored first-half goals and sophomore goalkeeper Julia Hansson made five saves to record her ninth shutout of the season as top-ranked Bridgeport posted a 2-0 win against Dowling in an East Coast Conference showdown on Saturday afternoon.
With the victory, UB remains undefeated on the season at 12-0-0, and the Purple Knights improve 5-0-0 in conference play. Dowling drops to 9-4-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the ECC.
Colley opened the scoring when she headed home a picture-perfect cross from junior Becky Wallis at the 17:02 mark for her fifth score of the season.
Stanley gave Bridgeport a 2-0 lead when she hammered home a free kick from just outside the penalty box at the 29:55 mark for her sixth goal of 2011.
With Saturday's clean sheet, Hansson lowers her season goals against average to a minuscule 0.25 per game.
No. 4 California (Pa.) 3, Clarion 0
CALIFORNIA, Pa. -- Fourth-ranked California (Pa.) got two goals from Breeanna Robinson and one from Kristen Orrett en route to capturing a 3-0 victory against PSAC rival Clarion on Saturday night.
With the victory, the Vulcans remain unbeaten on the season as their record stands at 11-0-2, including a 8-0-2 mark in conference action. The Golden Eagles fall to 4-9-2 overall and 2-8-2 in league play.
Robinson got the scoring started for Califorina (Pa.) early in the first half as she tallied a goal just 2:27 into the match. Orrett pushed the Vulcan lead to 2-0 less than three minutes later when she recorded her fifth goal of the 2011 campaign.
Robinson kept up the quick-strike offense for California (Pa.) as she scored her second goal of the game, and 12th of the season, just 41 seconds into the second half to extend the Vulcan advantage to 3-0.
Paula Jackson made three saves on the night, all in the first half, as she recorded her seventh shutout of the season for California (Pa.). The Vulcans outshot the Golden Eagles by a 30-3 margin on the evening and held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.