(11/8) ECAC Southern Quarterfinal
Gettysburg 2 Wilkes 1 (ot)
Katie Myers scored 7:08 into overtime to lift fourth-seeded Gettysburg College to a 2-1 win over number-five seed Wilkes University in an ECAC Southern women’s soccer quarterfinal match on Wednesday night.
The win improves the Bullets to 13-6-1 overall and moves them into the semifinal round against an opponent to be determined on Saturday. Wilkes concludes their season with an overall record of 13-6-1.
Gettysburg got on the board first when Steph Smith knocked home a shot off an assist from Mary Peters at 34:59 of the opening half. Wilkes would knot the contest at 63:21 of the second stanza when Amanda Barber scored off a Christina Waldele assist to pull the Lady Colonels even at 1-1.
The Bullets got the game winning goal when Myers took a feed from Steph Heath and found the back of the net at 97:08 of the extra session.
Gettysburg held a 10-4 shots advantage and a 5-0 edge in corner kicks. Kristin Short and Danielle St. Pierre both saw action in goal for the Bullets and combined for the shutout without making a save. Wilkes goalkeeper Liz Pauly finished the match with one save.
(11/1) Freedom Conference Semi-Final
Scranton 1 Wilkes 0
Mary Beth Vogel scored a second half goal to lead third-seed the University of Scranton to a 1-0 Freedom Conference women’s soccer semi-final win over second-seeded Wilkes University on Wednesday afternoon at Ralston Field.
The Lady Royals, who improved to 11-6-2, advance to Saturday’s conference final against either top-seeded FDU-Florham or fourth-seeded DeSales. The winner of the conference championship will receive an automatic berth into the NCAA Division III playoffs. Wilkes sees their overall record fall to 13-5-1.
Vogel tallied the only goal at the 68:45 mark of the second half. Beth Stephens struck a perfect ball off a corner kick and Vogel was able to knock the header into the back of the net to give Scranton the 1-0 lead.
The Lady Royals held a 14-6 advantage in shots and an 8-1 edge in corner kicks. Jackie Colley earned the shutout win by stopping two shots in goal for Scranton. Wilkes goalkeeper Liz Pauly finished the match with nine saves.
(10/27) Wilkes 2 Drew 1
Georgina Robinson tallied the game-winning goal in the second half to lift Wilkes University to a 2-1 Freedom Conference women’s soccer win over Drew University on Friday afternoon at Ralston Field.
The win secured the number-two seed for the Lady Colonels for the Freedom Conference playoffs that will begin on Wednesday. Wilkes, 13-4-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the conference, will host an opponent to be determined in a semi-final match on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Ralston Field. Drew closes their season with a record of 6-11-1 overall and 2-5 in the conference.
Wilkes took a 1-0 lead in the first half when Meredith Murdock knocked home a shot off a free kick from Robinson at 32:13.
Drew would tie the match at 1-1 at 51:50 of the second stanza. Gabbie Haenn hit Cait Mueller with a pass on the left wing. Mueller would loft a shot over Wilkes goalkeeper Liz Pauly and into the net from 16-yards out to pull the Rangers even.
Robinson would give the Lady Colonels their sixth straight victory with the final goal of the contest. Christina Waldele beat a Drew defender along the end-line and sent a pass to the far post. Robinson corralled the pass and hit a shot into the goal at the 61:23 mark to make it 2-1.
Wilkes held a 14-3 shots advantage and also gained a 7-1 edge in corner kicks. Pauly was the winner in net for the Lady Colonels after stopping one shot. Ann Mularz finished with four saves in goal for Drew.
(10/24) Wilkes 2 Centenary 0
The Wilkes University women’s soccer team won for the fifth straight time with a 2-0 non-conference victory over Centenary College on Tuesday afternoon at Ralston Field.
The win improves the Lady Colonels to 12-4-1 overall heading into their regular season and Freedom Conference finale at home against Drew University on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Centenary sees their overall mark fall to 5-12-1.
Neither team was able to crack the scoring column in the first 70 minutes of play. However, Wilkes would tally twice in the final 8:02 to gain the win.
Dana Lehman gave the Lady Colonels a 1-0 lead at the 71:58 mark when she scored off assists from both Susie Zavistoski and Georgina Robinson. Ashley Deemie would up the Wilkes advantage to 2-0 with 5:18 left when she knocked home a shot off a Christina Waldele assist.
Wilkes dominated play, out-shooting Centenary 27-3 and holding an 8-1 advantage in corner kicks. Liz Pauly stopped only one shot in earning the shutout win in net for the Lady Colonels. Cyclone’s goalkeeper Coree Reuter ended the match with six saves.
(10/21) Wilkes 1 Cortland 0
Wilkes University extended their winning streak to four consecutive matches with a 1-0 win over SUNY Cortland on Saturday afternoon. The victory improves the Lady Colonels to 11-4-1 overall, while the Red Dragons see their overall record fall to 8-7-1.
After a scoreless first half, Wilkes would strike for the only goal of the contest at the 57:33 mark of the second period. Kristi Barsby and Jessica Gannon broke in on a two-on-one. Barsby would hit Gannon with a pass and the sophomore slipped a shot inside the left post to give the Lady Colonels a 1-0 lead.
Cortland held a 7-4 advantage in shots and had a 4-2 edge in corner kicks. Wilkes goalkeeper Liz Pauly was required to make only one save in picking up her sixth shutout win of the campaign. Megan Thayer had two saves in goal for the Red Dragons.
(10/19) Wilkes 1 Scranton 0
Georgina Robinson scored a second half goal and the Wilkes University defense kept the University of Scranton off the scoreboard as the Lady Colonels posted a 1-0 Freedom Conference women’s soccer win on Thursday night at Scranton’s Fitzpatrick Field.
Wilkes improved to 10-4-1 overall and 4-1-1 with the victory. In the process the Lady Colonels, who are the defending conference champions, secured a berth in the conference playoffs. Scranton saw its overall record fall to 8-5-2. The Lady Royals are 4-2 in conference action.
The only goal of the match came at the 54:39 mark of the second stanza. Scranton goalkeeper Jackie Colley came out of her cage to attempt to clear a ball. However, Colley’s clear hit Robinson and fell straight to the turf. Robinson took aim and fired a shot from 20-yards out that beat Colley and gave Wilkes the 1-0 win.
Scranton had an opportunity to get the equalizing goal in the 67th minute when Angie Bartizal cracked a shot from 14-yards out. But, Wilkes goalkeeper Liz Pauly made a diving save to keep the Lady Colonels on top.
Scranton held a 20-11 advantage in shots and also had a 5-3 edge in corner kicks. Pauly ended the night with eight saves to garner the shutout win in goal for Wilkes. Colley had just one save in net for the Lady Royals.
(10/14) Wilkes 3 Delaware Valley 1
Wilkes University raced out to a two-goal advantage early in the match and cruised to a 3-1 Freedom Conference women’s soccer win over Delaware Valley College on Saturday afternoon at Ralston Field.
The win improves the Lady Colonels to 9-4-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the conference. Delaware Valley sees their overall record fall to 4-9-1 overall and their conference mark even at 2-2-1.
Wilkes took a 1-0 lead just 9:28 into the opening half when Christina Waldele struck net off an assist from Dana Lehman. The lead would grow to 2-0 just 5:50 later when Kristi Barsby tallied an unassisted goal for the Lady Colonels.
Jessica Gannon provided Wilkes with a 3-0 advantage when she scored off an assist from Catherine Simone at 63:32 of the second half. Delaware Valley would avoid the shutout with only 5:03 left when Christine Del Turco fed Elise Dauber for a goal.
Wilkes held a 17-6 advantage in shots and a 4-1 edge in corner kicks. Liz Pauly was required to make only one save in picking up the win in goal for the Lady Colonels. Delaware Valley goalkeeper Emily Joyce was credited with six saves.
(10/10) Wilkes 2 Misericordia 1
Catherine Simone scored with 29:02 remaining to break a 1-1 tie and lead Wilkes University to a 2-1 non-conference women’s soccer win over College Misericordia on Tuesday afternoon at Ralston Field.
The win improves the Lady Colonels to 8-4-1 overall heading in Saturday’s Freedom Conference match at home against Delaware Valley College at 12:00 p.m. Misericordia sees their overall record slip to 10-5.
Wilkes took a 1-0 lead just 9:03 into the opening half when Georgina Robinson struck net off an assist from Christina Waldele. The Cougards would get the equalizing goal at 29:31 of the opening stanza when Jessica Lasorsa knocked home a shot off an assist from Nicole Williams.
Simone would help create her own goal for the game-winner. She got in behind the Courgars defense and hit a shot. Goalkeeper Jemilia Najjar-Keith made the initial save, but the ball bounced right back to Simone who deposited a shot into the back of the net at the 60:08 mark.
Wilkes held a 12-7 shots advantage and a 5-3 edge in corner kicks. Liz Pauly picked up the win in goal for the Lady Colonels by stopping three shots. Najjar-Keith finished with four saves for Misericordia.
(10/7) FDU-Florham 3 Wilkes 1
Megan Sweeney scored all three goals for FDU-Florham to lead her team to a 3-1 Freedom Conference women’s soccer win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Devils to 8-4-1 overall and 4-0 in the conference. Wilkes sees their overall record slip to 7-4-1 and their conference mark fall to 2-1-1.
The Lady Colonels jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 8:03 into the first half when Christina Waldele scored unassisted. However, Sweeney would score at the 22:19 mark of the opening stanza off an assist from Laura Verzi to tie the match at 1-1. Sweeney would add her second goal at 34:12 of the first, again off an assist from Verzi, to give FDU-Florham a 2-1 lead at intermission.
The Devils would extend their lead to 3-1 at 68:07 of the second stanza when Sweeney scored unassisted.
FDU-Florham held a slim 8-7 edge in shots. Both teams were credited with three corner kicks. Melissa Braunn picked up the win in net for the Devils by stopping five shots. Wilkes goalkeeper Liz Pauly also had five saves.
(10/4) Kean 1 Wilkes 0
Kean University took advantage of Wilkes University defensive miscue to score the only goal of the match and post a 1-0 non-conference women’s soccer win on Wednesday night. The Cougars improved to 9-2 overall with the victory, while the Lady Colonels see their record fall to 7-3-1.
The only goal of the contest came at the 26:32 mark of the opening half when a ball played back by a Wilkes defender found its way into the back of the net. Heather Anzivino, the closest player to the ball for Kean, was credited with the goal.
The Lady Colonels held a 14-9 shots advantage and a slim 1-0 edge in corner kicks. Samantha Groh stopped five shots in goal for Kean to earn the shutout win. Wilkes goalkeeper Liz Pauly finished the night with three saves.
(9/30) Wilkes 2 DeSales 1
Wilkes University notched an important 2-1 Freedom Conference women’s soccer win over DeSales University on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Lady Colonels to 7-2-1 overall and 2-0-1 in conference play. DeSales sees their overall record fall to 3-7 and their conference mark slip to 1-2.
The Lady Colonels scored both of their goals in the opening half. Catherine Simone gave Wilkes a 1-0 lead with an unassisted tally at the 5:11 mark of the first stanza. Christina Waldele would up the Lady Colonels lead to 2-0 with only 14 seconds left in the half when she knocked home a shot off assists from Rebecca Duttry and Georgina Robinson.
DeSales would cut the lead in half thanks to a Wilkes infraction. After the Lady Colonels were called for a hand ball in the box, the Bulldogs’ Emily LaDuke stepped up and scored on a penalty kick to make it a 2-1 contest with 13:12 remaining.
Wilkes held a commanding 19-5 shots advantage. The Lady Colonels were also able to gain a 3-2 edge in corner kicks. Wilkes goalkeeper Liz Pauly was not required to make a save. Kelly Hinkle had eight stops in goal for DeSales.
(9/26) Wilkes 5 Lycoming 0
Catherine Simone scored a pair of goals and Rebecca Duttry and Georgina Robinson added a goal and an assist apiece to lead Wilkes University to a 5-0 Freedom Conference women’s soccer win over Lycoming College on Tuesday afternoon.
The Lady Colonels improved to 6-2-1 overall and 1-0-1 in Freedom Conference play with the victory. Lycoming sees their overall record fall to 2-4-1 and their conference mark slide to 0-2.
Wilkes got on the board at the 23:39 mark of the opening half when Simone tallied her first goal off assists from Susie Zavistoski and Robinson to make it 1-0. Christina Waldele would extend the Lady Colonels lead to 2-0 at halftime when she knocked home a shot off assists from Duttry and Kristi Barsby.
Simone began the second half scoring at 53:30 with an unassisted goal that upped the Wilkes lead to 3-0. Robinson would score at 63:28 off an assist from Cassandra Hare to make it 4-0. Duttry closed out the scoring with an unassisted goal at the 83:58 mark that pushed the advantage to 5-0.
Wilkes held a 17-5 shots advantage and a 4-1 edge in corner kicks. Liz Pauly picked up the shutout win in goal for the Lady Colonels by making three saves. Jessica Bennett had five saves in goal for Lycoming, while Brie Pepe came on to play the final eight minutes and registered one stop.
(9/23) Wilkes 4 Susquehanna 1
Catherine Simone and Ashley Deemie tallied two goals apiece to lead Wilkes University to a 4-1 win over Susquehanna University in a non-conference women’s soccer match on Saturday afternoon at Ralston Field.
The Lady Colonels ran their overall record to 5-2-1 with the win. Susquehanna saw their overall record drop to 3-3-1.
Deemie got Wilkes on the board just 3:09 into the opening half when she scored an unassisted goal. Just 2:21 later, Simone scored her first goal of the match off an assist from Christina Waldel to up the Lady Colonels lead to 2-0. Deemie would add another unassisted goal at 39:04 of the first half to give Wilkes a 3-0 lead at intermission.
Simone notched her second goal just 4:14 into the second stanza to provide the Lady Colonels with a 4-0 advantage. Brooke Jones would score unassisted for Susquehanna at 77:51 to allow the Crusaders to avoid the shutout.
Wilkes out-shot Susquehanna by a 17-5 count and also held a 6-1 edge in corner kicks. Liz Pauly and Ashli Rentzel split time in goal for the Lady Colonels, with both keepers coming up with one save. Megan Steese had two saves in net for Susquehanna.
(9/21) Wilkes 0 King's 0 (2ot)
Wilkes University opened defense of its Freedom Conference championship by playing rival King’s College to a 0-0 tie in double-overtime. The Lady Colonels, who were making their conference debut, saw their overall mark move to 4-2-1. King’s is now 3-1-2 overall and 0-0-2 in conference play.
Wilkes held an 18-8 advantage in shots, including a 4-1 edge in the two ten-minute overtime sessions. The Lady Colonels were also able to secure an 8-2 advantage in corner kicks. Liz Pauly had five saves in goal for Wilkes, while King’s goalkeeper Christine Uhl finished with six saves.
(9/18) Stevens Institute 1 Wilkes 0
In a rematch of last season’s NCAA Division III first round playoff match Stevens Institute of Technology got a second half goal from Sara Roeder to notch a 1-0 non-conference victory over Wilkes University on Monday afternoon at Ralston Field.
The Ducks, who posted a 5-0 win over Wilkes when the two teams met in the post-season a year ago, improved to 2-2-2 overall. The Lady Colonels saw their record slip to 4-2 overall.
The lone goal of the contest came at 65:17 of the second stanza. Salme Cook knocked a pass to Roeder who got behind the Wilkes defense. Roeder would loft a shot over the out-stretched arms of Lady Colonels goalkeeper Liz Pauly for the only score.
Stevens Institute had a 13-7 advantage in shots, while Wilkes was able to gain an 8-6 edge in corner kicks. Erica Midttveit picked up the shutout win in goal for the Ducks by stopping three shots. Pauly ended the afternoon with nine saves in goal for Wilkes.
(9/16) Wilkes 3 Moravian 1
Three different Wilkes University players tallied goals to lead the Lady Colonels to a 3-1 non-conference women’s soccer win over Moravian College on Saturday afternoon at Ralston Field. The win improves Wilkes to 4-1 overall, while the Greyhounds see their overall mark slip to 2-3.
Wilkes got on the board at 14:50 of the opening half when Christina Waldele scored off an assist from Catherine Simone. Simone would increase the Lady Colonels lead to 2-0 at the 31:58 mark when she tallied a goal off a Bethany Head assist. The lead would grow to 3-0 at intermission thanks to a goal by Kristi Barsby at the 41:03 mark off an assist from Dana Lehman.
Moravian would avoid the shutout midway through the second half. Alessandra Valdetara was credited with an unassisted goal at 62:27 that made it 3-1.
Wilkes claimed a 13-5 shots advantage and a 4-1 edge in corner kicks. Liz Pauly and Jessica Berkey both had two saves in goal for the Lady Colonels. Moravian goalkeeper Caitlin Corrigan went the distance in net and stopped three shots.
(9/12) Wilkes 2 Elmira 0
Christina Waldele scored a pair of second half goals to lead Wilkes University to a 2-0 non-conference women’s soccer win over Elmira College on Tuesday afternoon at Ralston Field. The Lady Colonels improved to 3-1 with the victory, while the Soaring Eagles saw their record fall to 0-3.
After a scoreless first half, Waldele got Wilkes on the board at 62:36 of the second stanza when she accepted a pass from Bethany Head and knocked a shot into the back of the net to make it 1-0. Head would again assist on the second goal by Waldele, this time at 71:55, to give the Lady Colonels a 2-0 advantage.
Wilkes held a 17-7 advantage in shots, while also securing a 6-2 edge in corner kicks. Liz Pauly stopped all five shots that she faced to gain the shutout win in goal for the Lady Colonels. Elmira goalkeeper Meaghan Doherty was credited with seven saves.
(9/9) Wilkes 3 Lebanon Valley 2
Christina Waldele scored her second goal of the match with only 40 seconds remaining to propel Wilkes University to a 3-2 non-conference women’s soccer victory over Lebanon Valley College on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Lady Colonels to 3-0 overall, while the Flying Dutchwomen fall to 0-3.
Wilkes took a 1-0 lead at 29:02 of the first half when Bethany Head struck net off an assist from Kayla Wolfe. Lebanon Valley would tie the match at 1-1 on an own goal at 36:25 of the first.
Waldele scored her first goal of the contest at 65:08 of the second stanza off a Catherine Simone assist to give the Lady Colonels a 2-1 advantage. However, Keri Foster evened the count at 2-2 with just 8:52 left in the match when she scored off an assist from Gretchen Artz. Waldele would cap the victory with an unassisted goal in the final minute to give Wilkes the 3-2 win.
The Lady Colonels held a commanding 31-6 shots advantage. They also held an 8-0 edge in corner kicks. Jessica Berkey came up with one save to register the win in goal for Wilkes. Erika Ely stopped 17 shots in goal for Lebanon Valley.
(9/6) Messiah 6 Wilkes 0
Defending NCAA Division III national champion Messiah College scored three times in each half on their way to a 6-0 non-conference women’s soccer win over Wilkes University on Wednesday afternoon. The victory improves the Falcons to 2-0, while the Lady Colonels see their record move to 1-1.
Stef Rowe got Messiah on the board at the 8:30 mark of the first half when she scored off an assist from Heather Kemp. Kaci Klynstra made it 2-0 at 11:20 with a goal off an assist from Cali Pitchel. Pitchel would up the Falcons advantage to 3-0 at halftime with an unassisted goal at 19:26.
Rowe tallied her second goal of the match at 55:20 of the second stanza off a Pitchel assist to make it 4-0. Corrie Jones extended the lead to 5-0 at 67:00 with a tally off a Rachel Horning assist. The final goal came in the 90th minute when Emily Cope scored unassisted.
Messiah held a 14-5 advantage in shots, while also securing a 3-1 edge in corner kicks. Cassie Grose made two saves in goal for the Falcons in the first half, while Brindley Bekcwith stopped three shots in the second stanza. Liz Pauly got the start in goal for Wilkes and had seven saves. Jessica Berkey came on for the final 25 minutes and was credited with one save.
(9/1) Wilkes 1 Eastern 0
Jessica Gannon scored the lone goal of the match and goalkeeper Liz Pauly made it stand up as Wilkes University opened their 2006 women’s soccer season with a 1-0 victory over Eastern College on Friday afternoon.
Gannon would provide the Lady Colonels with the only score they would need when she took a feed from Catherine Simone and beat Eagles goalkeeper Amanda Daveler at the 14:45 mark of the first half.
Pauly was outstanding in net for Wilkes, stopping all seven shots she faced to notch the shutout win. Daveler concluded the afternoon with five saves in net for Eastern.
Eastern held a 14-11 advantage in shots in the contest. The Eagles also secured a 5-1 edge in corner kicks.