EDINBORO, Pa. — Fourth-ranked California (Pa.) secured the first regular-season Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) title in program history on Tuesday evening with a 3-1 victory at No. 17 Edinboro.
With the win, the Vulcans improve to 14-0-2 overall and leads the PSAC standings with 35 points behind an 11-0-2 mark in league action. Meanwhile, the Fighting Scots fall to 13-4-0 this season with a 10-4-0 record in conference play (30 points).
After a scoreless first half, the Vulcans tallied all three goals in a 10-minute span during the second period. The first goal of the game occurred via an ‘own goal’ by Edinboro in the 57th minute before junior Carley Work posted her team-leading 16th goal of the season off an assist from senior Breeanna Robinson at the 62:48 mark to push the lead to 2-0. Less than three minutes later, freshman Chelsea Crockett scored her eighth goal of the year (unassisted) in the 67th minute to give the Vulcans a 3-0 advantage. Edinboro cut into the deficit in the closing minutes of the game when Samantha Kaiser scored off a feed from Steph Tighe at the 85:23 mark to make the score 3-1.
Senior goalkeeper Paula Jackson earned her 13th win of the season for the Vulcans after making one save in 90 minutes of action. Fighting Scots goalkeeper Meghan Kelly posted five saves in the losing effort.
The Vulcans finished with a 17-13 advantage in shots, including an 8-2 edge in shots on goal, while the Fighting Scots held a 4-1 margin in corner kicks.
No. 1 Bridgeport 4, Pace 0
BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. — Top-ranked Bridgeport remained undefeated on the season at 15-0-0 overall as the Purple Knights did all their scoring in the first half on their way to a 4-0 non-conference victory against Pace on Tuesday afternoon. Pace, winners of sixth consecutive matches entering Tuesday’s action falls to 8-8-1 on the campaign.
Senior Kasey Kenny opened the scoring in the match when she tallied her ninth goal of the year, which is tied for the team lead, off an assist from classmate Katie Stanley in the 26th minute.
Senior Marie Pettersson would then score her first goal of the season in the 32nd minute to give UB a 2-0 advantage.
Just over four minutes later Julia Colley scored the first of two goals on headers as she netted her eighth goal of the year off an assist from Kasey Kenny to make the score 3-0 in favor of Bridgeport.
Colley completed the scoring in the match with her team-leading ninth goal of the season just 1:34 before halftime as she headed home a pass from Marie Pettersson.
Bridgeport sophomore goalkeeper Julia Hansson was outstanding again in net for the Purple Knights making 10 saves to notch her 12 shutout of the season. Those 12 shutouts are a new UB single-season record surpassing the 11 turned in by Allison Vrobel in 2004.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.