Robinson sets mark in Cal U win
Senior ties mark for goals as Vulcans post new team wins record
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Senior Breeanna Robinson tied the single-season school record for goals on Friday and No. 2 California (Pa.) broke the school mark for wins in a season with a 2-0 victory against No. 23 Slippery Rock in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
With the win, the Vulcans improved to 20-0-2 and broke the previous school record for wins set in 2009 (19-6-1). They will now face Saint Rose for the second time in three seasons in the quarterfinals. The Golden Knights posted a 1-0 win in 2009.
The Vulcans took an early 1-0 lead in the eighth minute on Friday when Robinson tied the school record with her 19th goal off assists from sophomore Chelsea Norbuts and freshman Erin Hogan, who now leads the team with 12 assists.
Robinson and junior Carley Work have each scored 19 goals this year, which ties the single-season mark shared by Sherry Valera (1994) and Amanda Heister (2009). In her first year with the program, Robinson leads Division II with eight game-winning goals.
Two minutes later, senior goalkeeper Paula Jackson made a diving save on a shot attempt by Slippery Rock's Erin Storck to preserve the shutout. Cal U added to its lead at the 26:33-mark when senior Chaning Wimer scored her third goal of the year on a header following a corner kick by junior Kayla Frankso.
Jackson finished the game with two saves to register her ninth shutout of the season and 34th of her career. The Rock's Lisa Rodgers posted five saves in the losing effort.
Cal U out-shot Slippery Rock by a 16-8 margin, including a 7-2 edge in shots on goal. The Vulcans also held a sizeable 9-2 advantage in corner kicks on Friday.
In five post-season games this year, the Vulcans have outscored their opponents by a combined 13-3 margin and registered back-to-back shutouts in the NCAA tournament. Cal U now has an unbeaten streak of six games against Slippery Rock.
Meanwhile, The Rock finished the season at 16-5-2 overall after advancing to the third round of the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.