No. 2 Saint Rose 2, Le Moyne 0
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A pair of goals in the final 20 minutes propelled Saint Rose to a 2-0 victory at Conference rival Le Moyne Wednesday. In the process, the Golden Knights (4-0/1-0 NE-10) extended their season-long shutout streak to four games and took the first available point in the year-long Upstate Challenge rivalry series between the two institutions.
Saint Rose, ranked No. 2 in this week's poll, outshot the Dolphins by an 11-2 margin and engineered seven corner kicks, while surrendering just one, throughout the final 45 minutes.
Sophomore midfielders Kristin Carr and Amanda Vasquez accounted for the two Golden Knights markers.
Carr struck with 71:11 elapsed when she blasted home a shot in front of the goal that freshman back/midfielder Elisa Galbiati delivered to collect her first point in a Saint Rose uniform. Vasquez then added an insurance tally in the final two minutes for her third goal of the year.
Between the posts, senior keeper Jessica Gerski came up with a save to surpass former All-American Lauren Steinberg ('07) with her school record 46th career victory. Gerski now owns a staggering .896 (46-4-3) career winning percentage. At the other end, sophomore Kayla Werthmann came up with three saves for Le Moyne (3-2/1-1 NE-10).
No. 5 Tampa 3, Barry 2
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. -- No. 5 Tampa (6-0) stayed perfect with a 3-2 overtime victory at Barry University (4-1) on Wednesday.
The Buccaneers struck first, scoring just three minutes into the game as it marked the first goal against the Spartans in 2013. Lauren Manna was credited with the unassisted score.
Barry would hold the lead until the second half, when UT connected on a pair of goals to grab a 2-1 lead. Cici Gonzalez netted the first Spartan goal in the 57th minute as Jess Frank assisted. The next Tampa goal came via Gabby Russo in the 71st minute as the assist went to freshman Emily Jones.
With just under eight minutes in regulation, Barry scored the equalizer off the foot of Dominique Richardson with the assist credited to Manna. The game would remain tied heading to overtime.
Playing in its first overtime game of the season, Tampa needed just 2:40 in the extra period before ending the game on a game-winner from Jenny Karl. The goal came on a rebound from Gonzalez.
Alyson Gregorowicz started her first career game and came away with five saves in her first collegiate goalkeeping experience. Barry held a 13-10 edge in shots while holding a 7-4 advantage in shots on goal. Both teams took three corner kicks.
No. 6 East Stroudsburg 2, Bloomsburg 1
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Freshman midfielder Shea Neal scored the game-winner 6:43 into the first overtime as No. 6-ranked East Stroudsburg University rallied for a 2-1 victory at Bloomsburg in PSAC women's soccer, remaining perfect at 5-0 to match the second-longest unbeaten start in school history.
Neal, the first ESU freshman to score a game-winning goal in overtime since in 2003, scored on a cross from junior midfielder Courtney Keller as the Warriors (5-0, 5-0 PSAC) equaled their 1995 team with their fifth consecutive win to open the year. Neal's goal was her team-leading third of the season.
Bloomsburg (3-3, 2-3) was the first team to score against ESU this year when Ashley Sanchez scored with 18 seconds left in the first half, and the Huskies maintained the lead until sophomore forward Sammi Jo Hughes tied the game for ESU with her first goal of the year in the 59th minute.
Senior goalkeeper Brittain Wagner, the reigning PSAC Athlete of the Week, had five saves, including stopping a penalty kick by Kelsey Holtz in the 38th minute, before the Huskies scored. The Warriors went 404:42 into the season without conceding a goal, with Wagner in the net for 389:42.
ESU held a 16-9 advantage in shots for the game - and a commanding 10-2 lead in the second half and overtime. The Warriors outshot the Huskies, 8-2, in the second 45 minutes and had both shots in the extra session. Hughes hit the crossbar five minutes after her goal, which could have been the game-winner.
T8 Notre Dame (Ohio) 2, Charleston 1
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- Notre Dame (Ohio) continue its winning ways with a 2-1 victory against Charleston.
The Falcons move to 2-0 in the Mountain East Conference, 2-0 at home and 4-0 overall, with this being the Falcons strongest start to a season in a number of years.
The Falcons started strongly in the first half out shooting Charleston 9-7 in a quick and open game.
It was freshman Natalie Ockunzzi who opened the scoring. Ockunzzi has now scored in all four of her starts for the Falcons and leads the team in scoring.
The Falcons put together their best passage of play in the 66th minute when Katherine Beattie played in Alex Defilippo, who showed her turn of pace to score her third goal of the season.
Charleston pulled a goal back in the 72nd minute when Lydia Murray looped her shot over NDC goalkeeper Kristy Kolschetzky. This was the first goal of the season that Kolschetzky has conceded, having had shut outs in her previous three games.
Despite some nervous moments at the end the Falcons held on to win 2-1 and remain unbeaten on the year.
T8 American International 5, Pace 0
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- American International defeated Pace at home, 5-0 Wednesday night at Abdow Field.
With the victory the Yellow Jackets improve to 4-0-0 and 2-0-0 in the Northeast-10, while the Setters drop to 1-4-0, and 1-1-0 in conference play.
Junior Sonia Basma scored the first two goals of the match early on in the 12th and 18th minutes.
Freshman Jessica Margaretta wasn't far behind, adding the third goal with a deep rocket from 30 yards out in the 24th minute of play. AIC went into the half with a cushy 3-0 lead.
Shade came out of the halftime break firing with two quick goals at the 52:24 mark, and then again 2:35 later. Basma set up the first, then junior Caroline Boyce left a ball for her to tee-off and launch at the back of the net.
The Yellow Jackets outshot Pace 25-5, and 12-4 on goal. Junior goalkeeper Samantha Tabak had three saves for her fourth victory on the season. Sophomore goalkeeper Samantha Webber relieved Tabak and made a save as well.
Pace sophomore goalkeeper Leslie Robertson had seven saves.