No. 1 Bridgeport downs Queens (N.Y.)
Roundup: No. 2 Abilene Christian extends winning streak to 13
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Senior Kasey Kenny and junior Julia Colley each scored their 10th goals of the season off assists from senior Katie Stanley in the first half to help Bridgeport post a 3-0 East Coast Conference win against the Queens (N.Y.) Knights on Sunday afternoon. The victory completes a 2011 perfect regular season for the Purple Knights, who head into next week's ECC Championship Tournament with an overall 16-0-0 record and a 7-0 conference mark. Queens ends its 2011 season at 7-7-1 overall and 3-3-1 in the ECC.
Kenny scored the match's first goal at the 10:27 mark of the first half, and Colley tallied what proved to be the game-winning score at the 30:50 mark when she gave Bridgeport a 2-1 lead after Queen's Janine Guerra tied things at 1-1 in the 23rd minute. Bridgeport freshman Jenny Hwang completed the scoring in the match with her first goal of the season in the 59th minute.
Bridgeport goalkeeper Julia Hansson made seven saves to notch her 16th win of the year.
No. 2 Abilene Christian 1, West Texas A&M 0
ABILENE, Texas -- History was made Sunday afternoon as No. 2 Abilene Christian held on to beat West Texas A&M 1-0 and finish the regular at 17-0-1. The 17 victories match the Wildcats' win total from last season, when they went 17-3-1 en route to an NCAA tournament appearance.
Sophomore Ashley Craig scored the match's lone goal in the 77th minute, and goalkeeper Elliott London stopped six shots in recording the team's program-tying 10th shutout of the season.
The two sides engaged in a scoreless first half, combining for 13 shots (six on goal) and three corner kicks, but none of which were slipped past London or Yvette Bedoy. West Texas was especially active on offense following the 23rd minute, during which it fired six of its eight first-half shots. Two were saved by London while another was kicked off the line by an ACU defender following a corner kick.
The second half was largely played within the Wildcats' attacking third as the home team fired 12 shots during a span of 31 minutes before Craig delivered her second goal of the season, a crossing diagonal that zipped over Bedoy's outreached arms and into the side netting. The assist was provided by Andrea Carpenter, her fourth of the year.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.