In Uncategorized on October 26, 2008 at 12:03 am

Knights Comeback Attempt Falls short

Arcadia University Field Hockey found themselves down 4-0 to Cabrini College well into Thursday’s second half of play before scoring a pair of goals, erasing any Cabrini hopes at a shutout win.  Cabrini’s 4-2 victory gives them an overall record of 12-4, while the Knights fall to 4-11 with five games remaining. The Knights travel to tough Commonwealth opponent, Messiah, this Saturday.

Cabrini scored a pair of quick goals at the ten minute mark of the first half to take a 2-0 cushion into the break before adding their third, just one minute into the second half.  The visitors then added their fourth unanswered tally in the 39th minute before the Knights would respond.  Arcadia’s Adrienne Altera scored off a pass from Ashley McCarthy on a penalty corner at 40:26 to cut Cabrini’s lead to 3-1.  McCarthy then notched a tally at 16:35 off of a penalty corner to cut Cabrini’s once four goal lead in half, 4-2.  Beth Harris picked up the assist on McCarthy’s score. Despite outshooting Cabrini 18-13 in the second half, the Knights failed to convert any more shots into goals, settling for the 4-2 loss in non-conference play.

Arcadia keeper, Brittany Rasmussen, made the start in the cage, but was relieved of her duties after allowing four Cabrini scores.  She finished with 4 saves.  Rachel Palis finished the game in net for the Knights, making 8 stops with no goals against her.  Ashley Griffith and Ashley McCarthy each notched a defensive save for Arcadia.

Knights Drop Tough Conference Match in Lebanon Valley

Arcadia dropped a close 1-0 game to Commonwealth Conference opponent Lebanon Valley Saturday afternoon in women’s soccer action.  The Dutchmen snapped Arcadia’s eight-game, unbeaten streak as they improve to 8-3-2 and 2-0 in Commonwealth play.  Arcadia falls to 6-5-2 and 0-0-1.

The Knights traded opportunites with Lebanon Valley in the first half and out shot the Dutchwomen 6 to 4. Second half play began with both teams battling in the midfield and Arcadia nearly struck gold at 58:46 as Samantha Calhoun sent a free kick in toward Lebanon Valley keeper Alyson Reitmeyer.  Reitmeyer bobbled the ball but eventually reeled it in keeping the score at a stalemate.

The Dutchmen capitalized on a misplayed ball by Arcadia keeper Jaquelyn Eckert at 66:33, as Sara Drabenstadt served a ball from the right side in front of Eckert and Christine Fraser poked it in for the eventual game winner.

Arcadia outshot 16-10, while the Dutchmen held a 3-0 advantage in corners.  Reitmeyer finished her shutout performance with 5 saves, while Eckert made four stops.

Dutchman Remain Perfect in Commonwealth with 3-0 Win at Arcadia

The Dutchmen of Lebanon Valley College made it thirteen straight as they remain a perfect 4-0 in Commonwealth Conference Women’s Volleyball with a 3-0 victory over the Knights of Arcadia University Wednesday evening in Glenside.  Overall, the Dutchmen improve to an impressive 24-2 while the Knights fall to 8-13 and 1-4 in league play.  Game scores were 25-15, 25-16, 25-17.

Game one featured competitive play with the two teams nearly playing point for point until the Dutchmen built a 15-9 lead, complements of a few Arcadia miscues on the front line.  The LVC lead would grow to 18-11 as some big kills eventually sealed the 25-15 game one win.  Arcadia took a 4-3 lead to open the second game but allowed the Dutchmen to take a 7-4 lead that would grow into a 25-16 game two victory.  While the Dutchmen seemed to control the pace of the third game, Arcadia pulled within three points  as sophmore Kim Lomas hit a powerful solo block to pull Arcadia within two, 10-8.  Arcadia held strong and rallied back again to pull it within two at 17-15 but eventually saw the Dutchmen take command and the three game victory with a 25-17 final game score.

Joelle Snyder had the hot hand for the Dutchmen finishing with 11 kills on 1 error, 4 aces, 1 solo and 1 block assist.  Erin Yost put up 24 sets to lead LVC, while Brandi Roth notched 16 digs.  For the Knights, Kim Lomas led with a team high of 8 kills and two solo blocks while Sam Schad earned 7 kills and 11 digs.  Natasha Wetten notched 11 digs and 5 kills while Rachel Glass dished out 18 assists in two games.

Arcadia travels to Immaculata University on October 25th for their next match.

Knights Held Scoreless Against Dutchmen in Commonwealth Play

Arcadia University Men’s Soccer dropped to 0-2 in the Commonwealth standings Saturday afternoon as the Dutchmen of Lebanon Valley College took a 3-0 win over the host Knights.  The Dutchmen improved to 7-6 and remain undefeated in conference play at 3-0 while the Knights drop to 5-8 and 0-2 in the Commonwealth.

Both team’ played an aggressive first half, clogging up the midfield and spreading the ball around the field but neither team could convert a score.  Despite being outshot 16-3 by Lebanon Valley, the Knights were awarded three corner opportunities but failed to connect to settle for the stalemate at the half.

The visiting Dutchmen came out on the attack to open the second stanza, scoring ten minutes in as Chris Hall beat Arcadia keeper Jeff Krathowill for the 1-0 LVC lead.  The Dutchmen made it 2-0 at 67:20 as Ethan Groff fed Justin Hutchinson for the score and at the 88 minute mark, Joe Kopchik made good on a penalty kick to seal a 3-0 victory.

Kratohwill made 15 stops for the Knights and sophomore Joe Clementi tallied a team high three shots for Arcadia.


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