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Aug. 30, 2013

PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's men's soccer team battled to a 1-1 double-overtime draw against VAXVOJPEWBHDVPZ-1.20130805143427 Loyola (Md.) on Friday evening on Sweeney Field. Junior forward Alex Critzos (Annapolis, Md./Archbishop Spalding) tallied the Hawks' goal. SJU is now 0-0-1 on the season.

Critzos jumped on one of his first scoring opportunities of the game as he regainied possession of the ball after pressuring Loyola goalkeeper Thurman Van Riper. Pulling Van Riper out from the box, Critzos fired his shot straight into the back of the net to score the Hawks' first goal of the season.

"We wanted the win," said Critzos after the game, "but we're going to Rider with confidence. Hopefully we'll get a win there."

Loyola (0-0-1) equalized the score at the 58:56 mark when Connor Thompson scored off of an assist from Stephen Dooley.

Neither team would add a goal in the final 31:44, sending the game into its first overtime. Saint Joseph's would hold a 4-0 advantage in shots in the first 10-minute frame as senior midfielder Pat McGlynn (Jamison, Pa./St. Joseph’s Prep) saw two good looks and sophomore midfielder Tim Lazorko (Philadelphia, Pa./Holy Ghost Prep) fired off two shots on goal within 20 seconds of one another.

Redshirt senior goalkeeper Andrew D’Ottavi (Petersburg, N.J./Ocean City) was the hero of the second overtime, making three brilliant saves within three minutes of one another to perserve the win for the Crimson and Gray.

For the game, Saint Joseph's held the advantage in shots (26-18) and shots on goal (9-5) while Loyola held the upperhand in corner kicks (7-3).

On the offensive end, Lazorko took 13 shots for the Hawks, landing a game-high three on goal. Defensively, senior Brendan Reilly (Cinnaminson, N.J./Holy Cross) and junior Tommy Brooks (Glen Mills, Pa./Salesianum (Del.)) were solid on the back line as both made multiple clears at crucial moments late in the game.

D'Ottavi (0-0-1) made four saves in five attempts in his final season opener.

Three Hawks made their collegiate debuts in the game, as freshman Bliss Harris (Upper Darby, Pa./Monsignor Bonner Archbishop Prendergast) started on defense and freshmen Sam Irvin (Vestavia, Ala./Vestavia Hills) and Eric Jordan (Deptford, N.J./Washington Township) checked in during the first half.

The Hawks will compete in their first road match this Tuesday when they travel to Rider in Lawrenceville, N.J. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Ben Cohen Field.

Lions thrash Greyhounds to capture season opener

Mahwah, NJ … The College of New Jersey men’s soccer team notched its first victory of the season as they defeated John Jay College 7-0 in the President’s Cup Tournament held at Ramapo College.

The offensive outburst featured five different scorers in the contest as senior Kevin Shaw (Brookside, NJ/West Morris Mendham) and sophomore Greg Perri (Florence, NJ/Florence) led the offensive attack, each scoring a pair of goals. The Lions moved to 1-0 on the season.

Senior David DeLooper (Hopewell, NJ/Hopewell Valley), freshman Nick Costelloe (Freehold, NJ/Freehold Twp.), and rookie Sean Etheridge (Oakland, NJ/Ramapo) also found the back of the net. Costelloe, sophomore Mathew Ziegler (East Brunswick, NJ/Milford), and sophomore Michael Schiumo (Sparta, NJ/Sparta) registered assists.

Senior goalkeeper Aaron Utman (Hopewell, NJ/Hopewell Valley) stopped all three shots on goal to record the shutout. The Lions outshot the Bloodhounds 19-4 in the match.

Shaw, who led TCNJ with nine goals in 2012, got the Lions on the board just 5:54 into the game. TCNJ stretched its lead to 3-0 with two goals in a span of less than six minutes. DeLooper took a feed from Costelloe to finish off his first goal in a Lions’ uniform. Costelloe was then on the receiving end of a pass from Ziegler as he rippled the net for his first collegiate goal.

With less than two minutes remaining in the opening period, Shaw knocked in his second tally to send the Lions into the break with a 4-0 lead.

The offense continued to fire on all cylinders as Perri took a feed from Schiumo and touched it between the posts eight minutes into the second half. Etheridge deposited a winner in the 72nd minute for his first career goal.

Perri capped off the scoring in the 81st minute to give TCNJ its first victory of the season. The Lions put 13 of their 19 shots in the game on goal and enjoyed their largest offensive output since a 9-0 win over Medgar Evers College in 2007.

TCNJ will square off against Rhode Island College in the second game of the Ramapo College Tournament. The match is scheduled for 1 p.m.

August 30, 2013


GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University women’s soccer team opened the season with a 6-0 win over Alfred University on Friday night.

Forwards Erika Suhl (jr. Brick, NJ/Brick Mem.) and Tiffany Kelly (so. Parsippany, NJ/Parsippany) and midfielder Dayna Sakalsky (sr. Long Valley, NJ/West Morris Central) each scored two goals.  The Profs amassed 31 total shots. 

In the first game of the Rowan University Tournament, Lasell College defeated SUNY Purchase, 10-1.  On Saturday, Lasell plays Alfred at 4:30 p.m. followed by SUNY Purchase against Rowan at 7 p.m.

The Profs were ahead 2-0 after the first half.  Sakalsky scored the first goal after she knocked in a rebound after Suhl’s shot.  Kelly had a high shot that hit the post then went into the Saxons’ net.  

Suhl started the final period with three straight goals.  Back Victoria Camera (jr. Hamilton, NJ/Hamilton W.) picked up the assist on the first one and midfielder Lisa Cella (fr. Middletown, NJ/Middletown N.) assisted with the third.  Kelly hit the bottom left corner of the goal for the final score. 

Rowan goalie Carleigh Trivino (fr. Caldwell, NJ/Caldwell) recorded the shutout in her first collegiate start.  Alfred goalkeeper Samjo Scheer stopped 15 shots in 70:46 and Bailey Tay made one save in the final 19:14.


Ewing, NJ… The College of New Jersey women’s soccer team had a busy opening day to the 2013 season as the Lions hosted their annual doubles tournament, while be voted as the league favorite in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

The day started with TCNJ receiving all seven first-place votes by the league head coaches. The Lions boast an impressive 148-match winning streak in the conference and have won each league title since 1982. 

Once the afternoon rolled around, TCNJ hosted Stevens Institute of Technology in a doubles tournament got its season off to a solid start.

The pairing of Jasmine Muniz-Cadorette (Union, NJ/Union) and Kelly Buchbinder (Scotch Plains, NJ/Wardlaw-Hartright) were a perfect 3-0 on the day, while the pairing of Sarah Lippincott (Millville, NJ/Millville) and Anna Prestera (Barnegat, NJ/Barnegat) posted two wins.

Filling out the tournament, a trio of younger players got a chance to play singles and all three of those Lions came away with wins. That group included Bianca Caracappa (Fair Haven, NJ/Rumson Fair Haven), Megan Restua (Manalapan, NJ/St. John Vianney), and Sophy Siv (Woodlynne, NJ/ Collinsgwood).

The Lions begin conference play on Saturday, August 31, heading to Kean University for an 11:30 a.m. start.

TCNJ Doubles Tournament

Doubles competition 
1    Jasmine Muniz-Cadorette/Katie Buchbinder (TCNJ) def. Danielle Stewart/Elena Cocineva-Lenge (Stevens) 8-4
    Jessica Bourque/Lisa Tessitore (Stevens) def. Tara Criscuolo/Victoria Michels (TCNJ) 8-0
    Sarah Lippincott/Anna Prestera (TCNJ) def. Jillian Morneau/Arden Servidio (Stevens) 8-0
2    Jasmine Muniz-Cadorette/Katie Buchbinder (TCNJ) def. Jessica Bourque/Lisa Tessitore (Stevens) 8-5
    Tara Criscuolo/Victoria Michels (TCNJ) def. Lily Bruenjes/Arden Servidio (Stevens) 8-1
    Sarah Lippincott/Anna Prestera (TCNJ) def. Danielle Stewart/Elena Cocineva-Lenge (Stevens) 8-4
3    Jasmine Muniz-Cadorette/Katie Buchbinder (TCNJ) def. Lily Bruenjes/Jillian Morneau (Stevens) 8-1
    Danielle Stewart/Elena Cocineva-Lenge (Stevens) def. Tara Criscuolo/Victoria Michels (TCNJ) 8-4
    Jessica Bourque/Lisa Tessitore (Stevens) def. Sarah Lippincott/Anna Prestera (TCNJ) 8-3

Singles competition 
    Bianca Caracappa (TCNJ) def. Jillian Morneau (Stevens) 8-1
    Megan Restua (TCNJ) def. Lily Bruenjes (Stevens) 8-1
    Sophy Siv (TCNJ) def. Arden Servidio (Stevens) 6-3



MORRISTOWN, NJ (NJCUGothicKnights.comNew Jersey City University won the first two sets, but the College of St. Elizabeth rallied to force a fifth set and the host Screaming Eagles won in extended points, 3-2 (18-25, 22-25, 25-13, 25-18, 17-15) in the 2013 women's volleyball season opener for both programs on August 30. The match was the opener of a tri-match as the Gothic Knights opened their 31st season of intercollegiate women's volleyball.
In a fifth set that saw seven ties, including 9-9 and 11-11, and three lead changes, NJCU led 14-12 after a pair of kills by junior outside hitter MARISSA SCARPA (Kearny, NJ/Kearny) for the 13th and 14th points. The Eagles survived a pair of match points to tie it at 14-14. Scarpa buried another kill for a third match point and a 15-14 advantage. But CSE received back-to-back kills from Nicole Morera and Kareema Muhammad to claim a 16-15 lead and sealed a 17-15 win when Katie Cooperlanded her fifth ace of the night on the Eagles' first match point to end the 2:10 contest.
In defeat, five players reached double figures in digs defensively for the Knights as NJCU held St. Elizabeth to a .064 attack percentage. NJCU had a 78-50 differential in digs. Senior libero CINDY GARCIA (West New York, NJ/Memorial) had 18 digs—her 31st career match with double figures in the category. She made her first start at libero after being NJCU's primary setter in 2011 and 2012.
Junior middle hitter JADE MEDLEY (Queens, NJ/Hudson Catholic) planted 10 kills and hit .273 (19-4-22) and rejected three solo blocks. It was her 14th career effort of double-digit kills.
Scarpa finished with seven kills, 13 digs and two aces and junior transfer setter MADELYN LEON(West New York, NJ/Memorial) delivered a double-double of 27 assists, 14 digs and four aces in her first match at NJCU.

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Jade Medley reached double figures in kills for the 14th time in her career and put back three solo blocks.

Also for the Knights, junior opposite ASHLEY LATUSHKO (Kearny, NJ/Kearny), playing in her first match for NJCU since 2010, provided 16 digs, eight kills, three assists and two aces. Freshman defensive specialist JESSICA PEREZ (Cliffside Park, NJ/Cliffside Park) collected 12 digs. Junior middle hitter INDIGO HATCHER (Jersey City, NJ/Lincoln) had six blocks (two solo) while freshman outside hitter ELYSSA MAGEE (Kearny, NJ/Kearny) chipped in four assisted blocks.
CSE was led by Subhana Wrights with 12 kills (12-6-32, .188) and two blocks while Kiana Cunningham finished with 11 kills and a .259 percentage (11-4-27), adding 10 digs for a double-double. Katie Cooper dished a match-high 19 digs and floored five aces while Amy Cooper was responsible for 28 assists, eight digs and four aces.

After registering 10 kills as a team in the opening set, the Knights held on to win set two—a game with eight ties and six lead changes—despite hitting sub-.000 and CSE owning a 10-5 margin in kills in the period. The hosts never trailed in the third and fourth sets to force a fifth set. 


STATEN ISLAND, NY ( | Junior midfielder AMANDA FILIPPONE(Kenilworth, NJ/David Brearley) put away a 33rd minute penalty kick and two-time All-Conference junior goalkeeperBRITTANY HOFFMAN (McMurray, PA/Peters Township) and sophomore transfer  CASSIE LUBONSKI (Edison, NJ/Edison) combined to shutout City College of New York as New Jersey City University opened its 21st season of women's soccer with a 1-0 victory in the CSI Soccer Fall Classic on August 30 at the CSI Soccer Complex.

In only the second game ever played in the month of August in program history, NJCU (1-0), playing its earliest game ever on the calendar, made first-year head coach Mike Vivino a winner in his collegiate coaching debut.
The game with CCNY (0-1), the 2012 CUNYAC conference champions (16-5), marked the second consecutive season NJCU has played an NCAA Tournament qualifier from the previous year in the first game of a season.
NJCU outshot the Beavers in each half and finished with a 16-10 advantage with an additional 5-1 edge in corner kick opportunities.
In the 33rd minute, freshman forwardJILLIAN PECINA (Kenilworth, NJ/David Brearley) beat opposing goalkeeper Nicole Carroll one-on-one and was tripped up in the box, drawing a penalty kick. Filippone, her high school teammate, cashed in with a shot to the near left side at the 32:41 mark for the only goal the Gothic Knights would need. It was the fourth goal of her career and the first game-winner for the 2013 co-captain.
Hoffman played the first 45 minutes in net, making one save against three shots.Lubonski, a transfer from Ramapo College, made two saves against seven second-half chances.  Carroll totaled eight saves for CCNY.
In front of the two NJCU goalkeepers, a defensive unit that included seniorKARLA REYES-ABRIL (Middlesex, NJ/Middlesex), junior ALEJANDRA REYNOZA (Union City, NJ/Union City), and freshmen JESSICA CHANDLER (Fountain Hills, AZ/Fountain Hills) and JUBETH BUITRAGO (Secaucus, NJ/Secaucus)helped pitch the 57th shutout in school history.
"From an effort standpoint, it was a good game," described Vivino. "With a short bench, there are no style points and with fatigue at the end, the final few minutes were stressful. We were just looking to get the job done, which is what we did today. We probably could have put a few more [goals] in but we dominated from a possession and effort standpoint. This was a good confidence booster. It shows the work they put in during the preseason was for something and it's nice to have a little result to go along with it."
Filippone and Lubonski, who started the game in the field before moving to the net, each had a game-high four shots, with two each on goal. Jessica Salas led CCNY with three shots. With CCNY's last shot of the game, Heather Rugerskimmed the outside of the post with 1:34 remaining.
On Sunday, September 1, NJCU meets host College of Staten Island in the second game of the tournament at 10 a.m.



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