The C.W. Post Pioneer Women’s soccer team continued their winning streak by defeating Caldwell College and Mercy College this past week. Prior to the two matches the Pioneers had beaten Wilmington University, Dowling College and Saint Thomas Aquinas College in impressive fashion.
On Monday, the Pioneers easily took care of Caldwell College in a non-conference match up. Midfielder Tove Eriksson opened up the scoring for Post at 21:47. Five minutes later freshman Alexa Niciforo would score her first of two goals she tallied in the game. Niciforo beat two defenders and put the shot in the lower left Corner of the goal. Her second goal came four minutes later giving the lady Pioneers a commanding 3-0 lead. Midfielder Sam Tavantzis put the nail in the coffin scoring in the sixtieth minute to make the final score 4-0. The defense was solid as they held the Cougars to six shots.
The next game the Pioneers battled the Mercy College Mavericks on Saturday October 23. Post opened up the scoring at 12:09 as forward Alexa Niciforo continued her offensive surge by scoring an unassisted goal. That would remain the lone goal in the game until Anna Svensson scored off a rebound minutes before halftime, giving the Pioneers a 2-0 lead. The Pioneers would add one more goal at the 67th minute courtesy of freshman Lauren Bischoff. Mercy College would get on the board in 71st minute on a penalty kick goal by Andrea Nash but it was too late as Post won 3-1.
With the win C.W Post moved to 10-1-3 on the season and 5-0-1 in East Coast Conference play. The Pioneers will close out the season by taking on Kutztown University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday October 26th and Queens College on Saturday October 30th.