Late Game Scoring Ensures Knights’ 3-1 Win over Griffins

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2008 at 1:25 am

A pair of scores, just under three minutes apart, late in the second half, broke a 1-1 stalemate and gave Arcadia University Women’s Soccer some breathing room, with an insurance goal going on to defeat local Division II rival, Chestnut Hill College, 3-1 Thursday afternoon in Glenside, PA.  Thursday’s win is Arcadia’s second straight as they improve to 8-5-2 (1-1-1 Commonwealth).  The Griffins drop to 5-11 overall.

In a game that Arcadia controlled from start to finish, the Knights took thirty-nine minutes before senior Jamie Bradford rifled a shot, from 25 yards out, that hung just enough over Griffin keeper Kelly Evans for the opening score.  It was Bradford’s third goal of the season.  The Knights retained their 1-0 advantage well into the second half before the Griffins took one of their only offensive possessions of the second half.  The game-tying goal from Chestnut Hill came off the foot of junior Julie Treen who poked home the shot to the left of Arcadia keeper Jacquelyn Eckert.  Sophomore Lauren Riff assisted on the goal by Treen at 52:34.

Caitlin Lafferty, who started the contest playing the field for the Griffins, took to between the pipes to replace an injured Kelly Evans, coming up big on numerous Arcadia shots on goal, but could prevent Arcadia sophomore Jenni Groves from playing a through ball from Janelle Jablonski, which Groves poked in the short side past Lafferty for the go-ahead tally at 76:30. The goal was Groves’ third of the year.  Under three minutes would go by with Arcadia leading 2-1, maintaining the momentum the Knights converted on a pretty cross pass from Groves to sophomore Stephanie Edson, heading home the Knights’ insurance goal at 78:54. Edson’s goal was her second of the season.

Lafferty prevented the Knights from taking a 4-1 lead with 4:15 remaining as she robbed the Knights at point-blank range, finishing the contest with 7 saves.  Evans finished the game with 10 saves before leaving due to an injury.  Eckert made 3 stops for Arcadia, picking up her 5th win of the season.

Arcadia returns to their Commonwealth schedule with undefeated Messiah College on Saturday at noon in Glenside.

All Knights’ Athletics articles courtesy of Arcadia University Athletics, photos courtesy of University
Photographer Josh Blustein


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