In its final non-conference regular-season game of 2011, the New York University women’s soccer team earned a 5-0 victory over visiting City College of New York on Tuesday, October 25, at Gaelic Park in Riverdale, NY.
Erin Haggerty scored two goals for the Violets (10-5), while Serra Tumay, Taylor Francoeur and Cami Crawford each netted one.
With the victory, NYU reached double digits in wins for the fourth time in the last five years. The squad also ensured itself of a winning record at home in the regular season for the fifth straight year, ending the 2011 regular season with a 6-4 mark at Gaelic Park.
“I’m happy with the progress that we’re making playing quicker touches and having better movement off the ball,” said Violet head Michele Canning of the team’s performance.
Tumay scored the game’s first goal just 48 seconds in. Hannah Speer sent in a low cross that Tumay flicked in on her first touch.
Less than three minutes later, Haggerty made it 2-0 with the first of her two goals. The junior lofted a shot over the Beavers’ (6-8) goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
Haggerty sent NYU into halftime with a 3-0 lead with another goal in the 31st minute. Ashley McKenzie sent in a low cross, which Haggerty blasted in just below the crossbar.
Francoeur and Crawford increased the Violets’ lead late in the second half. In the 80th minute, Francoeur took a back pass from Claire Shanahan and placed a shot into the far upper right corner for her first career goal.
Two minutes later, Crawford scored unassisted, winning a scramble for a loose ball in the box and burying a shot.
Four other Violet shots hit iron. Tumay hit the post twice, and Imani Ribadeneyra hit it once. In addition, a shot by Erin Ahmed struck the crossbar.
For the game, NYU held a 40-3 edge in shots and 10-1 advantage in corners.
Meg Patten and Jen Chuck each played a half in goal for the Violets. CCNY’s Nicole Carroll played the full 90 minutes between the pipes, making 11 saves.
NYU returns to action this weekend for a road University Athletic Association (UAA) doubleheader. The Violets travel to Carnegie Mellon University on Friday and fifth-ranked Emory University on Sunday.