Women’s Soccer Keeps Rolling

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Christian Arnold

The C.W. Post Pioneers women’s soccer team has made the most of a four game home stand, winning its last three games. The Pioneers defeated NYIT, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and Mercy College respectively.

There had been a game scheduled on Wednesday, October 12, against Holy Family in Philadelphia, but due to inclement weather, the matchup was canceled.

The three wins helped improve the Pioneers record to 7-4 overall and 3-2 in East Coast Conference (ECC) play. They currently sit at fifth in the ECC, behind Bridgeport, Molloy, Dowling, and Queens College.

On Wednesday, October 5, the Pioneers defeated the NYIT Bears 2-1 off a game-winning goal scored by freshman forward Morgan Kitton. To date, Kitton has totaled three goals, one assist and seven points in 11 games. She had previously scored two goals against Wilmington University back on September 29.

Pioneers leading scorer, sophomore forward Alexa Niciforo, scored early in the contest to give her team the 1-0 advantage. However, the Bears would respond just minutes into the second half, as junior midfielder Arana Natall put a rebound shot past Pioneers goalkeeper Allie Weiser to tie the game at one. Eight minutes later, Kitton would score the game winner, as her shot bounced off the left post and found its way into the net.

On Saturday, October 8, the Pioneers rolled over the Saint Thomas Aquinas Spartans 5-0.  Freshman forward Lina Harle scored two goals and Niciforo added her team-leading eighth goal of the season. Niciforo also leads the team in points at 19.

Harle scored the first two goals of the game, coming at the fourth and 17th minutes.

In the second half, sophomore midfielder Jeanine Ambrogi scored her first goal of the season to give the Pioneers a comfortable 3-0 lead. Niciforo and freshman midfielder Jasmine White each added a goal in the 83rd and 84th minute respectively to guarantee a Pioneer win. White’s goal was the first of her collegiate career.

The Pioneers winning streak continued against the Mercy Mavericks. They defeated their ECC foe 2-0. Ambrogi deflected a shot into the lower right corner to give the Pioneer the early lead, which would hold up through the first half.

In the second half, freshman midfielder Elsa Klarin gave the Pioneers an insurance goal during the 52nd minute, making it 2-0 in favor of C.W. Post.

The Pioneers play again on Wednesday, October 19, at 3:30 p.m. against Philadelphia University.

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