The women’s soccer team completed a perfect regular season run through the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) on Oct. 22, defeating Bloomfield College 4-0 to improve to 12-0-0 against CACC opponents in 2011.
The Rams are 14-1-2 this season and have not lost a game since Sept. 3. The team is also undefeated at Ravenhill Field so far this year, where they will host the first round of the CACC championship tournament at home on Tuesday, Nov. 1, as the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament.
Ranked tenth in the latest NCAA Division II East Region listing, the Rams are hoping for a long run this postseason.
Melissa Copeland, Trisha Sileo, Dana Rokoszak and Janine Cascio all found the back of the net for the Rams on senior day against Bloomfield. Carla Chmielewski tallied three assists, and Gabrielle Haden and Copeland each had one assist.
Goalie Rebecca Della Peruta made two saves to record her first shutout of the season. Katrina Guevara stood tall in the Bloomfield (2-13, 0-9 CACC) net by stopping five shots. The Lady Rams had a 17-6 shot advantage, including a 10-1 first-half margin.
Copeland opened the scoring at the 9:48 mark with a breakaway goal. Chmielewski and Haden sprung Copeland with a pair of quick passes. Sileo and Rokoszak added to the lead with goals in the 23rd and 36th minutes, respectively. Copeland assisted on Sileo’s goal and Chmielewski was credited with the assist on Rokoszak’s goal. Cascio closed out the scoring in the 84th minute with a low shot into the left side of the net. Chmielewski found Cascio to pick up her third assist.
The Rams close out the regular season with a non-conference match against visiting West Chester University on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. West Chester is ranked No. 6 in the most recent NCAA Division II Atlantic Region rankings.
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