WOMEN'S SOCCER SHOOTS PAST PITTSBURGH-JOHNSTOWN, 3-0
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (Sept. 9, 2011) - The Molloy College women's soccer squad outshot University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown on Friday by an overpowering 44-1 amount en route to a 3-0 triumph in the Lions' 2011 home opener at the Dean G. Skelos Sports Complex in Rockville Centre, N.Y. Freshman forward Casey Filippone (North Babylon, N.Y.) registered the game's deciding goal in the Molloy effort during the 15th-minute.
Filippone's goal was the lone score during the opening stanza, in which the maroon and white held a 20-0 shot advantage. Sophomore forward Allison Sloper (Williston Park, N.Y.) picked up the assist via a cross-pass to Filippone, who kicked the ball into the lower left corner of the mesh. The North Babylon native also registered a game-best 10 shots in the match.
Eight-plus minutes into the latter period, the Lions (1-2) tacked on an insurance tally to extend the advantage to 2-0. On the play, senior midfielder Nicole Reverberi (Massapequa, N.Y.) sent a pass for a streaking Nicole Valentine (Massapequa, N.Y.). Valentine, an All-ECC second-team honoree last year, slipped a shot underneath Mountain Cats' (0-3) junior goalkeeper Victoria Der Vanik (Bridgeville, Pa.), who turned aside 13 shots, to double the Molloy lead.
Senior midfielder/forward Ashley Kilcommons (Baldwin, N.Y.) chipped in another goal for the Lions with 18-plus minutes left, clinching the win. While Der Vanik made 13 saves, sophomore netminder Tricia Zarro (Valley Stream, N.Y.) and freshman starting goalie Nicole DellaPorta (West Babylon, N.Y.) combined to make one save in their first shutout effort of the season for Molloy, which held a 7-0 clip in corner kicks.
Head Coach Danny Longo and the Lions return to the field on Wednesday (Sept. 14) when they square off with Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y. The opening kick is scheduled for 4 p.m.