October 13, 2004
Lady Colonials Remain Undefeated after Comfortable 3-0 Win
Southampton defeats Adelphi in clash of Island soccer heavyweights.
Andreas Nilsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Southampton, NY - Senior forward Denise Domena scored twice and set up the third for Southampton (12-0-1) in their Tuesday win against NYCAC conference rival Adelphi University (9-2-0).
The win gave the Lady Colonials their 12th victory of the season and with it a College record breaking 13-game unbeaten streak. It also cemented them into first place in the Northeast Region and confirmed their national Division II fourth ranking.
After 20 minutes of even play, Adelphi earned a disputed penalty that brought senior standout Josephine Coiro up to the penalty spot. Her hard shot to the right was well read by Southampton goalie Corrine Morgan, with the crucial save seeming to give her side added momentum and from then on they dominated for most of the game.
With just seven minutes left in the first half, Southampton sophomore striker Paivi Kivisto blasted a shot in the upper 90s from 25 yards out to make it 1-0. Denise Domena assisted on the play. Domena would score herself a mere four minutes later, when she capitalized on a breakaway to make it 2-0 coming into halftime. The goal was set up nicely by senior standout Annelie Anderrson.
Southampton continued to control the game in the second half. Eight minutes into play, Annelie Andersson once again set up Domena on a breakaway, where the All-conference forward scored her tenth goal of the season to make it 3-0.
Adelphi had majority of possession for the remainder of the game but failed to create any dangerous scoring chances.
Southampton Goalie Corrine Morgan earned hers and the team’s ninth shutout of the year, with seven saves for the day.
Lady Colonials Captain Åsa Birgersdotter, said the team’s win “was big as we reached yet another of our goals set before the season”.
“We wanted to be number one in the region, beat Adelphi and go to the NCAA's. Now we’re just waiting to get into the NCAAs.” she said.
Southampton coach Mark Dawson, enjoying his most successful season, said that being undefeated and ranked fourth the country was satisfying, but the ultimate goal was to make it to the NCAAs.