Philly College Sports Women’s Soccer Week In Review – End Of The Season Edition


La Salle Receives An NCAA Tournament Invitation, Kelsey Haycook Sets School Record For Goals In A Single Season

End Of The Season Edition

DREXEL DRAGONS 7 – 9 – 3 Overall, 4 – 3 –2 CAA

Results – Lost 2 -1 at William & Mary in Colonial Athletic Association Quarterfinal Round

Summary –

#4 William & Mary 2 Drexel 1 – Madison Dunn gave the Dragons an early one goal lead in the 12th minute.  That would be the only tally for Drexel.  The host William & Mary Tribe tied the game before halftime, and got the game winner from Emory Camper in the 67th minute.  The Tribe outshot the Dragons 16 – 8.  Kelsie Fye made 5 saves for Drexel.

Next Game – The 2015 Season Opener

LA SALLE EXPLORERS 14 – 5 – 2 Overall, 8 – 0 – 0 Atlantic 10

Results – Won 2 – 0 at Duquesne, Won 2 – 0 at Saint Bonaventure, Won 3 – 0 vs. UMass in Atlantic 10 Quarterfinal, Won 2 – 1 (2 OT) vs. George Washington in Atlantic 10 Semifinal, Lost 2 – 1 vs. Dayton in Atlantic 10 Final

Summary –

Kelsey Haycook Who Set La Salle Single Season Goal Scoring Record
Kelsey Haycook Who Set La Salle Single Season Goal Scoring Record

La Salle 2 Duquesne 0 – By winning in Pittsburgh the Explorers clinched the Atlantic 10 Regular Season title and earned the top seed in the upcoming conference tournament.  La Salle got goals from Kristin Haugstad and Kelsey Haycook.  Explorer goal keeper Jessica Wiggins made 4 saves to record her 6th shutout of the season.

La Salle 2 Saint Bonaventure 0 – The Explorers finished with a perfect 8 – 0 record in the Atlantic 10.  Kelsey Haycook scored twice to set the school record for goals in a season with 18.  The record setter came in the 66th minute assisted by Maryam Huseini.  Jessica Wiggins turned in her second straight shutout.  The Explorers will face Massachusetts in the A10 Tournament.

#1 La Salle 3 #6 Massachusetts 0 – The Explorers put 11 of their 18 shots on goal. Three of those shots crossed the goal line, and the team recorded their third straight shutout in tournament quarterfinal action.  The La Salle goals were scored by Maryam Huseini, Jessika Hagan, and Fia Jonsson.  Jessica Wiggins made 4 saves in getting her 8th shutout of the season.  The Explorers move on the semifinal round.

#1 La Salle 2 #4 George Washington 1 (2 OT) – Freshman Kristin Haugstad netted the game winner in the 103rd minute to send the Explorers to the conference tournament final.  Jessika Hagan picked up the assist.  The shutout streak by La Salle goal keeper Jessica Wiggins ended in the 10th minute of the game when Meg Murphy scored for GW.  Kelsey Haycook got to a loose ball in the box and out it home to tie the game in the 50th minute.  It was her 19th of the campaign.  The Explorers had a 17 – 11 edge in shots over the Colonials.  La Salle earned a spot in the A10 Final.

#3 Dayton 2 #1 La Salle 1 – The Flyers scored twice in the second half to edge the Explorers and take the conference tournament title.  Megan Herr tallied the game winner in the 72nd minute for Dayton.  It looked good for La Salle early as Kelsey Haycook scored her 20th goal of the season in the 3rd minute.  That would be all the Explorers would get.  Erin O’Malley tied the game in the 69th minute of play.  Herr would get the lead goal just over 3 minutes later.  Jessica Higgins faced 21 shots and made a game-high 7 saves for the Explorers.  La Salle had 20 shots against Dayton.

Kelsey Haycook, Kerri Aiken, Maryam Huseini, and Jessika Hagan were named to the All-Championship Team.

Despite the loss, La Salle received an NCAA Tournament bid and will travel to Piscataway, NJ to face Rutgers on November 17.

Next Game – 11/14 at Rutgers in NCAA Tournament First Round

PENN QUAKERS 8 – 5 – 3 Overall, 3 – 3 – 1 Ivy League

ResultsWon 2 – 0 vs. Brown, Won 3 – 2 at Princeton

Summary –

Penn 2 Brown 0 – The University of Pennsylvania guaranteed itself a winning record for the 15th consecutive time under Coach Darren Ambrose.  Penn got scores from Clara Midgley and Kaitlyn Moore in the first half.  Both players celebrated their Senior Night by scoring goals.

Penn 3 Princeton 2 – The University of Pennsylvania ended the season on a high note getting a win in dramatic fashion against arch-rival Princeton.  After withstanding pressure from Princeton, goal keeper Kalijah Terilli made a save and sent Penn on an offensive run that ended with a goal by Clara Midgley with just 1:39 on the clock.  The Red and Blue had a 2 – 0 lead as Midgley and Kaitlyn Moore scored.  Princeton tied the game in the 86th minute setting the stage for the game winning sequence.

Next Game – The 2015 Season Opener

SAINT JOSEPH’S HAWKS 11 – 9 – 0 Overall, 4 – 4 – 0 Atlantic 10

Result – Won 1 – 0 at George Mason, Lost 2 – 1 (OT) vs. Dayton in Atlantic 10 Quarterfinal

Summary –

Saint Joseph’s 1 George Mason 0 – A goal in the 7th minute by Olivia McEachern was all the Hawks needed in downing the Patriots in Virginia.  SJU goal keeper Allison Ebling turned in a shutout and set the team’s single season record for wins with 11.  The Hawks had a 16 – 11 edge in shots, but the Patriots had a 7 – 5 advantage in shots on goal.

#3 Dayton 2 #6 Saint Joseph’s 1 (OT) – A goal by the Flyers Erin O’Malley in the 93rd minute ended the upset bid by the Hawks in the quarterfinal round.  Each team scored early.  Dayton took the lead in the 9th minute on a goal by Ashley Campbell.  Saint Joseph’s tied the game at a goal apiece on a shot by Emily Gingrich from 25 yards out that went past the reach of the Dayton net minder at the 11:23 mark.  It was the 14th goal of the season by Gingrich that tied the single season record in program history.  She was named to the Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer All-Championship Team.

The 11 wins by Saint Joseph’s matched the single season mark in school history.

Next Game – The 2015 Season Opener

TEMPLE OWLS 11 – 8 –1 Overall, 3 – 5 – 1 AAC

Results – Lost 2 – 1 vs. SMU in the American Athletic Conference First Round

Summary –

#SMU 2 #8 Temple 1 – A goal scored by Kelly Farrell at the 38:15 mark gave the Owls an early lead.  It was her team-best 9th goal of the season.  Temple got 9 more shots, but none that resulted in goals.  SMU tied the game early in the second half on a goal by Kelsey Gorney, and got the game-winner from Lauren Guerra in the 83rd minute.  The 11 win season tied the program record for the third time.

Next Game – The 2015 Season Opener

VILLANOVA WILDCATS 5 – 10 – 4 Overall, 3 – 4 – 2 Big East

Results – Lost 2 – 1 (2 OT) at Providence, Lost

Summary –

Providence 2 Villanova 1 (OT) – The Friars got the game-winner 36 seconds into the overtime period on a goal by Allison Mills.  The Wildcats trailed at halftime.  A goal by Amanda Vocelka in the 70th minute tied the contest.  Villanova enters the Big East Tournament as the #6 seed and will face St. John’s in the first round.

#3 St. John’s 2 #6 Villanova 0 – The season came to an end for the Wildcats losing to the Red Storm in Jamaica, Long Island.  St. John’s took the lead in the 11th minute off a header by Georgia Kearney-Perry.  Shelby Halasz got the insurance goal in the 61st minute.  The Wildcats had 8 shots in the game, but only one on goal.  St. John’s had 18 shots forcing Villanova goal keeper Emma Meyer to make 6 saves.

Next Game – The 2015 Season Opener

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