Top 10 Roundup
American International beats Assumption 4-0; Saint Rose draws
No. 3 Saint Rose 0, Southern Connecticut State 0
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Saint Rose mostly dominated its match at Northeast-10 rival Southern Connecticut State on Tuesday night but played to a 0-0 draw.
The Golden Knights, ranked No. 3 in the lastest NSCAA coaches' poll, manufactured a 26-13 edge in shots, including a 18-4 differential after halftime, and delivered a staggering 16 threats on target as opposed to only three for Southern Connecticut State (5-8-2, 4-6-2 NE-10). They also generated 12 corners, while only yielding one.
Senior keeper Jessica Gerski recorded two saves and senior midfielder Laura Taylor delivered a team-high three shots on goal for Saint Rose. Meanwhile, senior Camille Fantini came up with 11 saves for the Owls.
Overall, the Golden Knights are still unbeaten through 15 matches with a pair of 0-0 ties on its ledger, the other of which came at then-No. 6 American International two weeks ago. The squad has also outscored its opponents 38-1 this autumn.
No. 8 American International 4, Assumption 0
WORCESTER, Mass. -- American International (12-1-1, 9-1-1 NE-10) locked up a spot in the Northeast-10 tournament with a 4-0 victory against the Assumption Greyhounds (6-3-4, 4-3-4 NE-10) in Worcester on Tuesday night.
The Yellow Jackets scored early as senior back Alie Fitzsimmons fired a cross from the left side just outside the box that senior midfielder Roxy-Lee Stewart was able to head home at 11:28 to give AIC a 1-0 lead.
Fitzsimmons then finished for AIC on a set play from a free kick right down the middle from sophomore back Romina Bell at 28:55 to extend the lead to two.
In the second half, the Jackets struck on another set piece; senior forward Caroline Boyce drove a corner kick on the goalkeeper, junior Rachel Edgin, who punched it out right to freshman midfielder Jessica Margaretta for a putback at 53:45.
AIC scored the final goal on an incredible passing play inside the six. Margaretta crossed the ball to the right to sophomore forward Alyssa Werbicki, who then crossed it back left to Stewart for her second of the game at 64:04.
In goal, junior Samantha Tabak stopped both shots she faced to improve her record to 10-1-1 with her tenth shutout of the season; Edgin made 12 saves in the loss.