Women’s College Roundup: Hofstra Locks Up CAA Berth

NCAA logoIn Division I, Columbia stayed perfect in Ivy League play by upsetting No. 11 Princeton, 2-0, on the road Saturday afternoon. The victory was the Lions fifth in a row and first at Princeton since 1995. The upset also handed the Lions sole possession of first place in the Ivy League.

After a 0-0 draw with DavidsonFordham gave up an 85th-minute penalty and suffered a 1-0 loss to La Salle on Sunday afternoon.

Late goals from Sofia Albertsson and Jessi Reinhardt powered Fairleigh Dickinson to a fourth consecutive NEC victory on Sunday against Bryant. The 2-0 victory was the 43rd of Coach Eric Teepe‘s tenure at FDU, a school record.

Teepe told fduknights.com postgame: “It is always good to get the result. We did not play our best, however. The difference was we took advantage of our one good chance.”

Three days after a 1-0 victory over defending CAA champion NortheasternHofstra claimed the CAA regular-season title with a 2-0 defeat of Elon on the program’s Senior Day. The Pride will host the CAA semifinals on Nov. 3 and the championship game on Nov. 5.

A second minute strike from Katrina Nguyen-DeMary was not enough to propel NJIT to victory on Saturday night as it lost, 2-1, to Kennesaw State. Kennesaw State outshot the Highlanders ,13-7.

No. 24 Rutgers got its 11th shutout of the season in a 0-0 draw with Penn State. Three days later, on the Scarlet Knights Senior Day, Rutgers got back to winning ways with a 1-0 upset of No. 15 Ohio State.

“To get a victory like this on Senior Day, it’s perfect,” said Coach Mike O’Neill. “When I look at the five players leaving us, this program is built around their character, their talent, their leadership. They have been involved in a lot of big games like today. It’s a tribute to them.”

St. John’s snapped a three game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over rival Seton HallChristina Bellero‘s sixth goal of the season, scored in the 65th minute, proved to be the game winner for the Red Storm.

“[Bellero] has always, since I’ve known her, been a great goal scorer,” said Coach Ian Stone.“She’s always been great in front of goal and she has the instinct to be in the right place at the right time and the composure to be able to finish, which is rare. She’s very, very consistent at scoring goals and she’s having a great season in that regard.”

In Division II, No. 10 Adelphi stayed perfect thanks to two late goals. First, with its match against New Haven seemingly destined for extra time at 0-0, an 89th minute header from Jeanine Nunez secured the Panthers’ 11th win of the season. Then, on Saturday, the Panthers found themselves level with Stonehill late into the second period of overtime. However, a strike from just inside the 18-yard box from Savannah Taylor in the 109th minute secured the Panthers 12th victory of the campaign.

A pair of goals from Meghan Grundhauser lead Caldwell to a convincing 4-1 victory over Bloomfield on Tuesday. The Cougars would then run into powerhouses LIU Post, which handed them a 4-0 defeat.

Danielle Stoll scored in the first minute of play and again in the 60th to lead Felician to a 3-0 win over Nyack. Amanda Nowak added a goal for the Golden Falcons in 62nd minute. Felician then lost, 4-1, to Holy Family.

No. 12 LIU Post earned a pair of 4-0 victories against Queens College and Caldwell.

Heidi Serna scored only 26 seconds into the match and Hayley Noble added her fifth goal of the year as Mercy defeated Molloy, 2-0. The Mavericks then extended their winning streak to 10 as Ally Boots scored her ninth goal of the season in a 1-0 victory at New Haven.

In Division III, six first-half goals powered Farmingdale State to a 8-2 Senior Day victory over St. Joseph’s (L.I.). Eight different scorers contributed to the Rams attack as they outshot St. Joseph’s, 23-9. The Rams continued scoring on Sunday, blowing past Yeshiva, 8-0. Taylor Howard started the scoring 33 seconds into the game and ended the match with a hat trick.

After a 0-0 draw with EmoryNYU earned a 2-0 victory over RochesterIsabelle Turner scored her fourth goal of the year, in the 48th minute, as the Violets recorded their eighth victory of the season.

Staten Island recorded two impressive victories after a 3-0 defeat against Stockton. First, the Dolphins defeated Brooklyn, 7-0, at home on Thursday. Nicole Mignone scored three to double her season goal tally. Then, on their Senior Day, the Dolphins earned a 9-0 victory over York College (N.Y.) on Saturday.

No. 16 Stevens Tech earned a dominant 4-0 Senior Day victory against AlfredMorgan Lynn added her first two goals of the season.

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