Women’s College Roundup: Mercy Continues on a Hot Streak

No. 14 Stevens Tech suffered only their second loss of the season, dropping a 3-2 result agains Nazareth.

NCAA logoIn Division I, Emma Anderson‘s eighth goal of the season came in the 106th minute to send Columbia past Penn in double overtime. Anderson’s tally ties Natalie Nashat for most goals scored by a Lions player.

Despite getting 14 shots on St. Bonaventure‘s net, Fordham was forced to settle for a 0-0 double overtime draw on Thursday night. Three days later, the Rams would find themselves in double overtime yet again, this time on the road against RichmondLexi Prillaman intercepted a goal kick in the 105th minute, slotting home the game winner for the Spiders.

Hofstra earned a pair of 3-0 victories, against Towson and James Madison, to clinch a CAA tournament berth. The Pride also broke an 8-year-old record for most corner kicks in a match, taking 26 in their triumph over James Madison. The pair of victories also gave Coach Simon Riddiough his 11th straight season with double-digit wins.

Sarah Wasser‘s 103rd minute free kick robbed NJIT of three points in a 1-0 double overtime loss against North Florida on Monday afternoon. The Highlanders were then defeated, 6-0, by FGCU on Friday before recording their first ASUN victory of the season, defeating Stetson, 1-0, on Sunday. Briana Hackos scored the game-winner in the 86th minute, converting a penalty kick.

It took Nebraska only six minutes to score on No. 23 Rutgers, but a second-half goal from Nneka Moneme ensured that the Scarlet Knights and Huskers would head to overtime. Neither Big Ten team scored, however, as the match in a 1-1 draw.

Despite jumping out to a 1-0 lead thanks to Mariela Jacome, two late goals from Providence sank St. John’s in a 2-1 defeat on Thursday night. Although the Red Storm performed well on Sunday, Butler handed St. John’s its second defeat of the week, 1-0.

In Division II, Adelphi faced Southern New Hampshire in a battle of the two undefeated teams in the Northeast-10 Conference. Goals from Kerianne Scorce and Sage Dieterle powered the Panthers to a 2-0 victory, their 10th of the season.

Caldwell fell, 3-1, to NYU on Monday night, with Teaghan Darling pulling back a lone goal for the Cougars in the 60th minute. Two days later the Cougars rebounded, riding two Emily Valerian goals to a 4-1 victory over Nyack. Caldwell then played in its third game in the week, taking on Georgian Court on Saturday. Four different Lions scored goals as Caldwell lost the match, 4-1.

A 73rd minute counter attack from Bloomfield handed Felician a 1-0 loss on Wednesday.

Junior Hayley Noble‘s 85th minute goal led Mercy to a victory over reigning East Region and ECC champion Bridgeport, marking Mercy’s first win at Bridgeport. The Mavericks would keep the drama going on Saturday, defeating Daeman, 3-2, on an 86th minute winner Heidi Serna. Mercy has won eight straight, its longest winning streak since 2014, and are a perfect 4-0 in ECC play this season.

Two goals from Agnes Stanton lead Queens to a 4-1 victory over Post.

In Division III, Maritime suffered a 2-1 loss in double over to St. LawrenceRachel Mosquera pounced on a rebound in the 103rd minute to send the Gryphons to victory. The Privateers then suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Mount St. Vincent.

NYU posted its sixth shutout of the season as it defeated Rutgers-Newark, 2-0, on Monday. Goals by Isabelle Turner and Ashlyn Krygowski powered the Violets to their sixth win of the season. NYU then faced Case Western, who got out ahead by 1-0 in the third minute. NYU scored two goals to earn a 2-1 comeback victory.

After a 2-0 loss to NYU, Rutgers-Newark lost by 2-1 to Stockton on Saturday. Despite a seventh minute goal from Hayley Savva, Stockton came back with goals in the 23rd and 63rd minutes, to earn the win.

Three goals from Taylor Howard lead Farmingdale State College to hand St. Joseph’s (Brooklyn) a 7-0 loss. The Bears then rebounded from that defeat with a 3-2 win over Old Westbury. Deserae Sequeira added two goals to bring her season total to 15.

After a 2-1 win over Old Westbury, St. Joseph’s (L.I.) earned an 11-0 victory over York. Both Christina Gagliardi and Carly Credido lead the Golden Eagles with three goals each, with seven different players netting a goal. St. Joseph’s then fell to Mount St. Mary, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon.

In a wild back-and-forth game, Staten Island lost by 5-3 against FDU-Florham Park on Tuesday. Nicole Mignone started the scoring in the third minute and added another in 22nd, but three goals from Nathalia Gallo lead FDU to victory. The Dolphins then defeated Medgar Evers, 7-0, in a game that saw Staten Island’s opponents go without a goal, corner kick, or shot.

Gabby Saade‘s seventh goal of the year gave No. 14 Stevens Tech a 1-1 draw against Vassar. The Ducks were then upset, 3-2, against Nazareth on Saturday. Julia Delgatti finished her hat trick in the 89th minute to give the Golden Flyers the upset. The Ducks rebounded quickly, defeating St. John Fisher, 4-0, 24 hours later. Gabby Pagkalinawan scored three goals to get the Ducks back on track.