Women’s College Roundup: Columbia Breaks Record

Brook Slamon celebrates her overtime goal that gave Fordham three crucial points against Rhode Island.

NCAA logoIn Division I, Columbia followed its 2-0 victory over Cornell with a record-breaking 11-0 win over Wagner. Six different Lions scored, with Emma Anderson scoring three goals and assisting on two others. The 11 goals surpass the Lions previous tally of 10, set in 1987.

Brook Salmon scored a goal from a saved penalty in double overtime, giving Fordham a much needed 2-1 win against Rhode Island. The Rams then traveled to Massachusetts, where three different goal-scorers gave Fordham a 3-2 victory over UMass.

On Thursday, Hofstra earned its fourth-straight shutout, opening Colonial Athletic Association play with a 2-0 victory over Delaware. Two goals from senior forward Kristin Desmond then lifted the Pride to their second victory of the week, defeating UNCW, 2-1, on Sunday. The match ended the Pride’s shutout streak at four, the school’s longest since 2010.

NJIT‘s winning streak ended at six as the Highlanders were shut out, 3-0, by Lipscomb in ASUN Conference play on Sunday. Three different goal-scorers helped the Lady Bisons hand NJIT its first loss since Aug. 27.

“We faced a tough Lipscomb team, who will definitely compete for the ASUN Conference championship this year,” Coach Ally Nick said. “The biggest thing we took out of this game is that we can play with the top teams in our conference.  The performance we put out there in the first half, we need to put together for the full 90 minutes.”

After a 0-0 draw away at Northwestern, No. 12 Rutgergave up its first goal of the season in a 2-1 overtime win at Illinois. A 75th minute counterattack by the Fighting Illini ended the Rutgers shutout streak at 924:07, the longest in school history. Freshman forward Nneka Moneme‘s first career goal four minutes into overtime preserved the Scarlet Knight’s undefeated record.

“I always try to help the team and do the best I can on the field,” Moneme said. “I am very happy about my first career goal. I need to play with that same mentality every game. During the play, in my head, I reminded myself of our game plan and thought of what I was going to do with the ball before it came to me and how I could make an impact.”

Despite freshman goalkeeper Antonia Tammaro‘s eight saves, St John‘s was defeated by No. 15 Georgetown, 1-0, on Sunday. Caitlin Farrell, intercepted a goal kick by Tamaro in the 81st minute, slotting a shot from distance for the game’s only goal. It was Farrell’s Big East-leading sixth goal of the year. The Hoyas held an advantage in possession and shots (17-3).

In Division II, Adelphi continued its run of dominance in style. Wins against, BentleyBridgeport and Saint Michael‘s catapulted the Panthers national ranking from No. 16 to No. 8 in the matter of a week. Adelphi is a perfect 7-0, with five of those victories coming from Northeast-10 Conference action.

Caldwell defeated winless Dominican, 2-0, on Wednesday, with goals coming from Macie Pennington and Meghan Grundhauser. Caldwell was then shutout by CACC powerhouse Holy Family, 2-0, on Saturday.

Amanda Nowak‘s third goal of the season rewarded a strong defensive showing from Felician in a 1-0 victory against Queens. The Golden Falcons defense weathered the storm, with Queens failing to capitalize on any of their five shots on target. The defensive effort was not repeated by Felician on Saturday as it fell by 2-0 to Georgian Court.

After last week’s upset by MerrimackLIU Post rightened the ship with consecutive 3-1 victories, against Stonehill and Daemen. The Pioneers still fell five spots in the national rankings to No. 12.

Sophomore Ally Boots scored her sixth goal of the season in the second minute on Tuesday as Mercy defeated Le Moyne, 1-0. The Mavericks then won their fourth consecutive game, easing past NYIT, 3-0.

Merrimack scored two second-half goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit and defeat St. Michael‘s, 2-1, on Tuesday. A stunning free kick from Nina Predanic of St. Rose in the 104th minute handed Merrimack a 2-1 double overtime defeat on Saturday.

In Division III, Maritime rode three Julianna Avietto goals toward a 4-1 victory over CCNY. All four goals came in the second half for the Privateers. Maritime was then routed, 6-1, by Manhattanville, who outshot the Privateers, 34-5,.

NYU followed a 0-0 draw against Scranton with a convincing 3-0 win over Farmingdale State College on Saturday. Marquel Love scored one goal and assisted on another for the Violets.

Rutgers-Newark had its six-game winning streak snapped by Salisbury in a 2-1 loss Tuesday. The Scarlet Raiders were level, 1-1, in the second half, but Ruthie Lucas pounced on a loose ball in the box 65 minutes in to give Salisbury the game-winning goal. A 14th minute goal by Emily Jurcsek of Kean on Saturday night would see Rutgers-Newark lose their second game in a week.

Three-goal performances from Deserae Sequiera and Anisah Molic saw St. Joseph’s (Brooklyn) thump Valley Forge, 9-0, on Tuesday. While both hat tricks came by way of freshmen, Molic’s came in the span of only seven minutes late in the second half. The Bears were not able to replicate that offensive performance on Thursday, however, as Staten Island defeated them by a score of 3-0.

St. Joseph’s (L.I.) opened Skyline Conference play with a 4-0 victory over PurchaseChristina Gagliardi scored twice as the Golden Eagles earned a 16-8 edge in shots. The Golden Eagles failed to follow up that performance, losing to William Paterson, 3-0, on Wednesday. Finally, in its third game in a week, St. Joseph’s earned a 5-1 victory over Lehman College on Saturday. Senior Kristin Carroll tallied two goals and four points.

Staten Island followed a 3-0 victory over St. Joseph’s (Brooklny) with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Montclair State.

Three goals from Taylor Schaad lead No. 17 Stevens Tech to an impressive 4-0 victory over Montclair State. Both sides of the ball were in form for the Ducks, who allowed only three shots from Montclair during the entire match. Stevens then held off a late rally from Hartwick, earning a 2-1 victory.