– Six different Golden Lions found the back of the net as the Dowling College women’s soccer team cruised to a 6-0 non-conference win over Chestnut Hill College. The Golden Lions improve to 8-2-1 on the season as the Griffins slide to 1-9-1.
The Golden Lions jumped on the board early with a goal in the 14th
minute. Sophomore Christina Cottone
sent in a corner kick that found the head of Astasia Williams-Bertles
who snuck it past Chestnut Hill’s goalkeeper for the 1-0 lead. Less than three minutes later, junior Allie Merrill
doubled the Dowling lead when she took a pass from senior Nicole Nulty
beating the CHC defender and blasted a shot to the left side of the net. Dowling extended their lead to 3-0 when senior Christine Verrelle
recorded her first goal of the season when she headed in a corner kick from Amber Pindulic
in the 39th
minute. The Golden Lions
Dowling continued the pressure in the second half and broke through in the 76th
minute when senior Lindsey Thompson
‘s shot was out of CHC keeper’s reach. Less than two minutes later Pindulic found the back of the net for a 5-0 Dowling advantage. The final goal of the night came in the final 30 seconds of play when sophomore Samantha DiClemente
found space and drilled a shot in the upper left corner bringing the game to its final 6-0 score.
Dowling’s goalkeeper Melissa Guglielmo
recorded her eighth win of the season finishing with one save as Mariah Valva
The Golden Lions out shot the Griffins 28 to 5 and held a 6-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Dowling hits the road and takes on Mercy College this Saturday, October 11th
at 12:00 PM.