EVENTS HELD TODAY, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2013
SAINT JOSEPH'S FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO FAIRFIELD IN SHOOTOUT, 3-2
McNeill, Gerdes Tally for Saint Joseph’s
MERION STATION, Pa. – Senior Shannon McNeill (Blackwood, N.J.) and junior Nicole Gerdes (Robbinsville, N.J.) scored their first goals of the season, but Shealyn Testa converted the game-winning shootout attempt as Fairfield defeated the Saint Joseph’s field hockey team, 3-2, in a shootout on Sunday at Ellen Ryan Field.
Saint Joseph’s (0-4) struck first as McNeill took a 2-on-1 feed from Marin Vreeburg before slotting it past Stags’ keeper Caitlin Bennett for the early advantage just over five minutes into the game.
Fairfield (3-1) equalized with 4:38 to play in the frame as Emily Leo notched her first of the season on a rebound in front of the Hawk cage.
The Hawks carried the run of play throughout the first half and continued the momentum into the second as Gerdes scored on a penalty corner blast with 27:52 to go. Vreeburg added her second assist of the day, while Sara Kolobielski earned her first helper of the season.
The Stags answered just 66 seconds later as Julie de Paeuw deflected a long pass from Hillary Fitts past SJU’s Rachel Barnett for her third goal of the season.
Both teams traded late opportunities, with Bennett making a pair of saves with 11 minutes to go to keep the match even.
In overtime, the Hawks killed a two-minute penalty midway through the first extra session and freshman Katja Hansen added a critical defensive save to keep the affair tied.
In the second overtime, the Hawks earned a penalty corner with 7:23 to play but could not convert, eventually sending the game to a shootout.
Nadia de Vries, Jordan Martin, and Eva Gekas converted their shootout opportunities for the Hawks, but the final four Stags found the back of the cage to give Fairfield the victory.
Bennett finished with eight saves in the game, while Barnett had six for Saint Joseph’s.
The Hawks are back in action on Friday when they host city rival Penn. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.
SAINT JOSEPH’S MEN’S SOCCER BATTLES TO SCORELESS DRAW WITH WOFFORD
Andrew D’Ottavi Makes Five Saves in First Shutout of Season
Sept. 8, 2013
PHILADELPHIA - For the third time in four matches of the season, the Saint Joseph's men's soccer team battled for 110 minutes as the Hawks held a scoreless draw with Wofford on Sunday afternoon at Sweeney Field. Redshirt senior goalkeeper Andrew D'Ottavi (Petersburg, N.J./Ocean City) (0-1-3) made five saves and senior midfielder Jimmy Reilly (Hillsborough, N.J./Immaculata) made a crucial team save in the 43rd minute to help the Crimson and Gray to their third tie of the season.
"We held strong and we battled today," said D'Ottavi after the match. "That's the type of team we are. That's what we have to do. We have to battle from start to finish."
D'Ottavi made two saves in the first half, two in the second half, and one huge save in the 94th minute to keep Wofford off the scoreboard.
For the game, Wofford (0-3-1) held a slight advantage in saves (18-14) and corner kicks (6-4). The Terriers landed six shots on goal compared to the Hawks' two, but D'Ottavi and Reilly combined for all six saves on the day.
Saint Joseph's (0-1-3) saw junior forwards Alex Critzos (Annapolis, Md./Archbishop Spalding) and Mike Glazer (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) land one shot on goal each.
Freshmen Mori Diane (Annadale, Va./Bishop Ireton) and Mike Stuski (Holland, Pa./Council Rock) each made their collegiate debuts. Diane went into the match in the 29th minute while Stuski checked in in the 35th minute of the first half.
The Hawks will look for their first win of the season next Saturday, September 14, when they host city-rival Temple in Philadelphia Soccer Six action. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Sweeney Field.
FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The Rowan University women’s soccer team shut out Emory & Henry College, 6-0 on Sunday at the University of Mary Washington Tournament. The Profs are undefeated with a 4-0 record.
The Profs had five different players that contributed with one goal apiece and one was an own goal. Backs Kayla Leahey (jr. Keansburg, NJ/Warwick Valley (NY)) and Miranda Donnian (sr. Sewell, NJ/Clearview Reg.) each scored in less than a three-minute span. Midfielder Lisa Cella (fr. Middletown, NJ/Middletown N.) assisted on Leahey’s goal.
In the second half, forward Tiffany Kelly (so. Parsippany, NJ/Parsippany), midfielder Megan Carchidi (fr. Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview Reg.) and forward Samantha Reader (fr. Maple Shade, NJ/Maple Shade) all hit the net one time. Forward Nicole Bashford (fr. Union, NJ/Union), midfielder Chelsea Pitonyak (jr. Yardville, NJ/Steinert) and Leahey all picked up an assist.
Rowan accumulated 21 shots while Emory & Henry only had one. Goalkeeper Carleigh Trivino (fr. Caldwell, NJ/Caldwell) and Jamie Cheeka (fr. Clark, NJ/Arthur L. Johnson) shared the shutout. For the Wasps, goalie Sarah Jerome (sr. Charlotte, NJ/Myers Park) stopped 10 shots.
On Saturday, Rowan had a 2-0 shutout over Washington and Lee University and Mary Washington blanked Emory and Henry, 3-0.
Owings Mills, MD… The College of New Jersey women’s soccer team ran its season-opening winning streak to four straight as the Lions capped off another perfect weekend with a 3-1 triumph over St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Sunday.
The 13th-ranked Lions (4-0) started the season by winning both games of their own tournament and this weekend traveled to Stevenson University in Owings Mills, MD and swept both games in the Stevenson Tournament. In the opening round on Saturday, TCNJ beat the host institution 1-0.
The game against St. Mary’s got off to a fast start with senior Katie Lindacher (Egg Harbor Twp., NJ/Egg Harbor Twp.) scoring just 26 seconds into the game. The forward used her speed to get past a Seahawk defender on the far side and put home her second goal of the year with a low shot.
After St. Mary’s (1-1-2) tied the game just over 10 minutes later, TCNJ regained that lead with a goal in the waning seconds of the period. Freshman Lauren Malajian (Haworth, NJ/Northern Valley) picked up her first collegiate goal scoring only 14 seconds left in the half, sending them into the break with a 2-1 advantage. Malajian’s goal turned out to be the game winner, marking the fourth different player to net a deciding goal this fall.
The game remained a one-goal contest in the final minutes when senior Sloan DePiero (Ramsey, NJ/Ramsey) one-timed a free kick by junior Jordan Downs (Brick, NJ/Brick Memorial) for a 3-1 cushion. That goal came with 5:37 remaining.
Senior keeper Kendra Griffith (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) improved her individual record for the year to 4-0, finishing with a pair of saves.
TCNJ seeks its fifth straight win on Saturday, September 14, heading to Farmingdale State College for a 2 p.m. start.