(11/3) Freedom Conference Semi-Final
Scranton 4 Wilkes 0
Alicia Sodano scored three goals to lift the University of Scranton to a 4-0 win over Wilkes University in a Freedom Conference women's soccer semi-final match on Wednesday night at Fitzpatrick Field. The victory advances the 10-7-2 Lady Royals into Saturday's title match at home against FDU-Florham. Wilkes, who will await a possible ECAC post-season berth, falls to 12-6-1 overall.
Sodano gave Scranton a 1-0 lead at intermission with her first goal of the contest. Wilkes goalkeeper Katie Green stopped Sodano's initial shot, but Sodano was able to gather the rebound and score unassisted at the 31:51 mark.
The Lady Royals increased their lead to 2-0 at 51:03 of the second stanza when Sodano scored off a cross from Kelly Klingman. She would then tally her third goal unassisted at the 67:50 mark to extend the lead to 3-0. Sarah Wright scored the final goal for Scranton unassisted at 86:14.
Scranton held a 12-6 shots advantage and a 6-2 edge in corner kicks. Lady Royals goalkeeper Kim McCormick stopped all four shots she faced to earn the win. Green ended the night with four saves for Wilkes.
(10/30) Wilkes 2 Delaware Valley 0
The Wilkes University women's soccer team earned a berth in the Freedom Conference playoffs with a 2-0 win over Delaware Valley College on Saturday afternoon at Ralston Field. The win improves the Lady Colonels to 12-5-1 overall and 4-2-1 in the conference, while the Aggies fall to 5-11-1 overall and 1-5-1 in the conference.
The Lady Colonels, who will open playoff action on Wednesday, took a 1-0 lead just 10:25 into the first half when Christina Waldele scored off an assist from Tara Friedman. Wilkes extended the lead to 2-0 at the 29:16 mark of the opening half when Bethany Head tallied a goal off assists from both Jillian Chiucchi and Waldele.
Wilkes held a 16-2 shots advantage, while also gaining a 7-3 edge in corner kicks. Lady Colonels goalkeeper Katie Green stopped both shots she faced to pick up the shutout win. Delaware Valley goalkeeper Lindsay Eversole was credited with ten saves.
(10/26) Wilkes 3 King's 1
Wilkes University scored twice in the final three minutes to earn a 3-1 Freedom Conference women's soccer win over King's College on Tuesday afternoon at Ralston Field. The victory improves the Lady Colonels to 11-5-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the conference. King's slips to 4-13 overall and 0-6 in the conference.
Wilkes took a 1-0 lead at intermission when Jillian Chiucchi rebounded her own shot and deposited the ball into the back of the net at the 26:26 mark. King's would knot the contest at 1-1 at 72:43 of the second stanza on an unassisted goal by Jennifer Beams.
The Lady Colonels would get the eventual game-winning goal at 87:03 when Christina Waldele scored on a header off an assist from Amanda Zerfoss to make it 2-1. Exactly two minutes later Waldele tallied her second goal when she took a cross from Kristi Barsby and scored to extend the lead to 3-1.
Wilkes held a commanding 24-3 shots advantage and a 27-0 edge in corner kicks. Katie Green played the first half in goal for the Lady Colonels and came up with one save. Liz Pauly, who played the second half in goal for Wilkes, was not required to make a save. King's goalkeeper Christine Uhl came up with 13 saves.
(10/21) Wilkes 1 Misericordia 0
Wilkes University tallied a late second half goal to notch a 1-0 non-conference women's soccer win over visiting College Misericordia on Thursday afternoon at Ralston Field. The win improves the Lady Colonels to 10-5-1 overall, while the Cougars see their record slide to 9-4-2 overall.
The lone goal of the contest came at the 76:50 mark of the second stanza. Kristi Barsby served a ball in front of the goal cage. Christina Waldele touched the ball to Kami Roth, who knocked the shot into the back of the net to provide Wilkes with a 1-0 advantage.
Wilkes held a 13-9 shots on goal advantage, while Misericordia gained a 5-4 edge in corner kicks. Lady Colonels goalkeeper Katie Green earned the shutout win by stopping all seven shots she faced. Misericordia goalie Kathleen Schwarz finished with six saves.
(10/16) Wilkes 3 DeSales 1
Bethany Head scored a pair of goals to lead Wilkes University to a 3-1 Freedom Conference women's soccer win over DeSales University on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Lady Colonels to 9-5-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the conference. DeSales falls to 5-10-1 overall and 0-5 in conference play.
Head gave Wilkes a 1-0 lead at the 27:32 mark of the opening half when she knocked home an unassisted goal. DeSales would get the equalizer at the 39:11 mark of the first half when Meaghan Laurich scored off an assist from Rachel Emmons.
The Lady Colonels took the lead for good at 52:13 of the second half on an unassisted goal by Dana Lehman that made it 2-1. Wilkes would gain some breathing room at 84:22 when Head scored off an assist from Kristi Barsby to extend the lead to 3-1.
Wilkes held a 15-10 shots advantage and a 9-5 edge in corner kicks. Lady Colonels goalkeeper Katie Green was credited with two saves, while Bulldogs goalie Kelly Hinkle came up with four stops.
(10/12) Wilkes 6 Marywood 0
Wilkes University got goals four first half goals from different players en route to a 6-0 non-conference win over host Marywood University Tuesday afternoon in Scranton. With the win, the Lady Colonels improved to 8-5-1 on the year, while Marywood fell to 1-13.
Kami Roth opened the scoring just 7:54 into the first half as she scored a breakaway goal to put Wilkes up 1-0. Bethany Head would then finished off one of two Kristi Barsby assists to make it 2-0 at the 9:46 mark. Barsby would then send a corner kick in and Tara Friedman would knock it in to put the Lady Colonels up 3-0. Stacy Schall would score unassisted with 53 seconds left in the first half to make it 4-0.
Roth would score her second goal of the day at the 62:00 mark on yet another breakaway, and Christina Waldele would finish off a long throw-in from Susie Zavistoski to make it 6-0.
Liz Pauley and Katie Green each played one half in goal for the Lady Colonels, with Green making three stops to preserve the shut-out. Wilkes outshot Marywood 37-3 on the day and held a 10-0 advantage in corner kicks. Marywood's Amy Hand made 16 saves for the Pacers.
(10/9) Wilkes 4 Juniata 3
Freshman Kami Roth scored a pair of goals to lead Wilkes University to a 4-3 non-conference women's soccer win over Juniata College on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Lady Colonels to 7-5-1 overall, while the Eagles fall to 5-7-1.
Juniata got on the board first when Alicia Walsh scored off an assist from Nikki McLellan just 4:45 into the contest to make it 1-0.
Wilkes would respond with a pair of goals to assume a 2-1 lead. The first goal came off the foot of Roth at 16:22. Christina Waldele earned an assist on the play. Cassandra Hare would put the Lady Colonels on top at 36:57 when she scored an unassisted goal.
Juniata would knot the match at 2-2 at intermission when Rebecca Shoaf scored off an Emily Endres assist at 41:01. However, Wilkes would bounce back with two straight tallies to take the lead for good. Bethany Head gave the Lady Colonels a 3-2 advantage with an unassisted goal at 65:39. Roth would then score off another assist from Waldele at 78:05 to give Wilkes a 4-2 lead.
The Eagles closed to within 4-3 at 81:06 when Walsh scored off an assist from McLellan. But, that is as close as Juniata would get.
Wilkes held a 23-7 advantage in shots on goal, while also gaining an 8-4 edge in corner kicks. Lady Colonels goalkeeper Katie Green made one save in goal to pick up the win. Juniata goalie Lisa Russo had ten stops.
(10/7) Wilkes 0 Lycoming 0 (2ot)
Wilkes University and Lycoming College battled to a 0-0 double-overtime tie in Freedom Conference women's soccer action on Thursday afternoon. The tie moves the Lady Colonels to 6-5-1 overall and 1-2-1 in conference play. Lycoming sees their record move to 8-2-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the conference.
Wilkes enjoyed the better of play throughout the match. The Lady Colonels outshot Lycoming by a 29-9 count, while also holding a commanding 12-2 edge in corner kicks. Wilkes goalkeeper Liz Pauly stopped three shots in net, while Lycoming goalkeeper Jessica Bennett was credited with 15 saves.
(10/2) FDU-Florham 3 Wilkes 1
Ashley Hoey scored a pair of goals to lead FDU-Florham to a 3-1 Freedom Conference women's soccer win over Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Devils to 6-3-1 overall and 3-0 in conference action. The Lady Colonels move to 6-5 overall and 1-2 in the conference.
Hoey got FDU-Florham on the board with a goal at the 17:51 mark of the first half. Meghan Griswald added a goal in the 25th minute to extend the Devils lead to 2-0.
Wilkes would close the gap to 2-1 at halftime. Amanda Zerfoss scored on a direct kick at the 31:00 mark for the Lady Colonels. However, Hoey would tally her second goal with just 6:58 remaining to provide breathing room for FDU-Florham.
The Devils earned a 14-12 shots on goal advantage, while both teams were credited with one corner kick. Melissa Braun picked up the win in net for FDU-Florham after stopping seven shots. Wilkes goalkeeper Katie Green also made seven saves.(9/28) Scranton 7 Wilkes 1
The University of Scranton notched a 7-1 Freedom Conference win over visiting Wilkes University on Tuesday night. The victory improves the Lady Royals to 4-4 overall and 2-0 in the conference. Wilkes slides to 6-4 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
Scranton got on the board in the 18th minute when Kathleen Megna scored an unassisted goal. The Lady Royals made it 2-0 in the 31st minute when Katrina Banfe knocked home a shot off an assist from Kristin McNerney. Scranton extended their lead to 3-0 at intermission on a Sara Suchoski goal off assists from Laura Gibbons and Angie Bartizel in the 42nd minute.
Just four minutes into the second half Suchoski struck net again, this time unassisted, to give Scranton a 4-0 advantage. Wilkes would cut the lead to 4-1 in the 58th minute on a goal by Stacy Schall off an assist from Amanda Zerfoss.
Robyn Nagel sandwiched a pair of goals later in the half around a goal by Claire Goyette to conclude the scoring.
Scranton held a 20-8 shots on goal advantage. Katie Green stopped three shots in 72 minutes in net, while Liz Pauly had four saves saves in the final 18 minutes for Wilkes in goal.
(9/25) Wilkes 3 Susquehanna 1
Wilkes University scored twice in the second half to break open a tie game and post a 3-1 non-conference women's soccer win over Susquehanna University on Saturday afternoon at Ralston Field. The win improves the Lady Colonels to 6-3 overall. Susquehanna, which entered the match ranked ninth in the Mid-Atlantic Region, falls to 6-2 overall.
Susquehanna took a 1-0 lead at 14:22 of the first period when Lindsay Nevins scored off an assist from Jessica Paulshock. Wilkes would tie the game at 1-1 at 32:29 when Caitlin Dukas knocked home a shot off an assist from Kristi Barsby.
The Lady Colonels would take the lead for good on an unassisted goal by Kami Roth at 50:04 of the second half. Wilkes gained some breathing room on a Bethany Head goal off another assist from Barsby at 68:23.
Wilkes held a slim 13-12 shots on goal advantage, while Susquehanna gained a 4-3 edge in corner kicks. Lady Colonels goalkeeper Katie Green earned the win in net by stopping seven shots. Susquehanna goalie Kimberly Wild finished the match with six saves.
(9/22) Wilkes 3 Baptist Bible 0
Wilkes University scored twice in the span of 1:15 of the second half to pull away for a 3-0 non-conference women's soccer win over Baptist Bible College on Wednesday afternoon. With the win the Lady Colonels improve to 5-3 overall. The Defenders see their record fall to 2-4.
Wilkes took a 1-0 lead at intermission thanks to a goal by Dana Lehman. Lehman scored off a corner kick by Kristi Barsby at the 31:30 mark of the initial stanza.
The Lady Colonels would up their advantage to 2-0 at the 76:17 mark of the second half when Barsby knocked home a shot off an assist from Katy Pink. Caitlin Dukas would provide some additional breathing room at 77:32 when she tallied a goal following a pass from Kami Roth.
Wilkes held a 22-9 advantage in shots and a 4-2 edge in corner kicks. Lady Colonels goalkeeper Katie Green picked up her second straight shutout win by making four saves. Deanna Parker had 11 saves in net for Baptist Bible.
(9/19) Wilkes 1 Drew 0
Wilkes University opened their Freedom Conference women's soccer schedule on Sunday with a 1-0 win over visiting Drew University at Ralston Field. The win improves the Lady Colonels to 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the conference. Drew slides to 3-2-1 overall and 0-1 in conference action.
Wilkes got the only goal of the game at the 75:37 mark of the second half when Caitlin Dukas took a cross from Christina Waldele and beat Drew goalkeeper Genie Valantassis with a shot to make it 1-0.
Drew held a 5-3 edge in shots in the first period, although Wilkes finished the game with a 15-11 advantage after out-shooting the Rangers 12-6 in the second stanza. Drew did manage to gain a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks. Wilkes goalkeeper Katie Green earned the shutout in net by stopping five shots. Valantassis stopped four shots in goal for Drew.
(9/15) Elmira 2 Wilkes 0
Elmira College scored twice in the second half to notch a 2-0 non-conference women's soccer win over Wilkes University on Wednesday afternoon at Ralston Field. The victory improves the Eagles to 5-0 overall, while Wilkes slips to 3-3.
After a scoreless first half, Elmira got on the board at the 52:04 mark when Jessica Talbot knocked home a rebound to make it 1-0. The Eagles gained some breathing room when Megan Callahan scored off as assists from Katie Allardice at 73:05.
Wilkes held a 17-9 advantage in shots, while Elmira gained a 5-2 edge in corner kicks. Eagles goalkeeper Meaghan Doherty stopped six shots to pick up the victory in net. Katie Green was credited with six saves in goal for the Lady Colonels.
(9/12) Wilkes 9 Keystone 0
The Wilkes University women's soccer team established a new school record by scoring nine times in a 9-0 non-conference win over Keystone College on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Colonels, who improve to 3-2 overall, broke the record of eight goals that had been established twice. Keystone sees their record move to 1-3 overall.
Wilkes got on the board at the 8:11 mark when Christina Waldele scored unassisted. Caitlin Dukas then scored consecutive goals off assists from Kristi Barsby and Jennifer Compton to push the lead to 3-0 at the 17:20 mark. Bethany Head knocked home a shot at 20:42 unassisted to extend the advantage to 4-0. Waldele scored the final goal of the half off an assist from Gina Robinson to give the Lady Colonels a 5-0 lead at intermission.
Stacy Schall started the scoring in the second stanza when she tallied a goal off an assist from Amanda Zerfoss. Kami Roth made it 7-0 at 57:13 with a goal off a Rebecca Duttry assist. Tara Friedman found the back of the net off an assist from Schall at the 68:17 mark to push the lead to 8-0. Adrienne Richards capped the outburst when she scored off assists from Waldele and Katy Pink at 81:43.
Wilkes held a 29-0 shots on goal advantage and a 9-0 edge in corner kicks. Liz Pauly and Katie Green split the shutout win in goal for the Lady Colonels. Keystone goalkeeper Allison Martinelli finished the afternoon with 20 saves.
(9/11) Lebanon Valley 2 Wilkes 0
Lebanon Valley College scored a goal in each half to earn a 2-0 non-conference women's soccer win over visiting Wilkes University on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Flying Dutchwomen to 2-1 overall, while the Lady Colonels slide to 2-2 overall.
Lebanon Valley took a 1-0 lead at intermission thanks to a goal by Christine Schmidt at the 32:30 mark. Ashley Wells was credited with an assist on the tally. Kristen Hoover then gave the Flying Dutchwomen their two-goal advantage at the 79:11 mark of the second stanza when she scored off an assist from Keri Foster.
Wilkes and Lebanon Valley had nine shots on goal apiece, while the Lady Colonels established a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks. Holly Walton had nine saves in goal for the Flying Dutchwomen to pick up the win. Liz Pauly stopped five shots in net for Wilkes.
(9/5) Wilkes 7 Goucher 1
Kami Roth scored three goals and Kristi Barsby added two goals and three assists to lead Wilkes University to a 7-1 women's soccer win over Goucher College at the Franklin & Marshall Tournament on Sunday. The Lady Colonels improve to 2-1 overall, while Goucher slips to 0-2.
Roth got Wilkes on the board in the second minute with a goal off a Barsby assist. Barsby followed with an unassisted goal in the 18th minute to give the Lady Colonels a 2-0 lead. Roth scored her second goal of the contest off an assist from Barsby in the 20th minute to extend the lead to 3-0. Christina Waldele got in on the scoring act in the 35th minute when she scored off an assist from Jillian Chiucchi to make it 4-0 at intermission.
Roth capped her hat-trick in the 55th minute of the second half with an unassisted goal to give Wilkes a 5-0 advantage. Gina Robinson scored the next goal for the Lady Colonels off assists from both Waldele and Barsby to make it 6-0 in the 58th minute. Katie Miller followed with an unassisted goal for Goucher 68 minutes into the contest. Barsby then scored the final goal of the contest in the 74th minute off a Waldele assist.
Wilkes held a 19-5 shots on goal advantage, while Goucher gained a 4-1 edge in corner kicks. Katie Green and Liz Pauly split four saves in goal for the Lady Colonels. Tara Haag finished with 12 saves in net for Goucher.
(9/3) F&M 3 Wilkes 0
The Wilkes University women's soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to Franklin & Marshall College in the opening game of the F&M Tournament on Friday afternoon. The Lady Colonels, who fall to 1-1 overall, will take on Goucher College on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. to conclude tournament play.
The Diplomats got on the board in the ninth minute when Amanda Zambrano knocked home a shot off of an assist from Ann Clough. Zambrano would strike once again in the 28th minute, this time off an assist from Emily Knapp, to give Franklin & Marshall a 2-0 lead at intermission. Kelly Cassels would tally the only goal of the second half for the Diplomats. Her goal came in the 67th minute off an assist from Knapp.
Wilkes held a slim 9-8 shots on goal advantage, while the Diplomats gained an 8-2 edge in corner kicks. Wilkes goalkeeper Katie Green stopped five shots, while Franklin & Marshall goalie Melissa Ruff came up with nine saves.
(9/1) Wilkes 5 Centenary 1
The Wilkes University women's soccer team began their 2004 campaign with a 5-1 win over Centenary College in a non-conference match at Ralston Field on Wednesday afternoon.
The Lady Colonels took a 1-0 lead at halftime thanks to an unassisted goal off the foot of Jennifer Compton. Wilkes would increase their advantage to 3-0 in the second half thanks to a pair of goals from Kami Roth. Roth scored her first goal unassisted at the 60:35 mark to make it 2-0. She then tallied her second score off an assist from Bethany Head at the 65:02 mark.
Compton would provide the Lady Colonels with a 4-0 lead at the 67:39 mark when she scored her second unassisted goal. Kristi Barsby then made it 5-0 with a goal off an assist from Christina Waldele at the 72:05 mark. Centenary got their lone goal at the 72:45 mark when Jess Sikora struck net off an assist from Michele Barone.
Wilkes held a 9-6 shots on goal advantage and an 8-1 edge in corner kicks. Katie Green started the game in net for the Lady Colonels and came up with three saves, while Liz Pauly played the final 17 minutes in goal for Wilkes and had two saves. Centenary goalkeeper Krystal McCullen was credited with four saves.