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Rosenblatt leads Northeastern to CAA crown

Published: November 6, 2016

BOSTON – Led by the CAA Championship's Most Outstanding Player, Hannah Rosenblatt, the Northeastern women's soccer team (14-6-1) claimed its third conference championship in the last four seasons with a 3-0 victory over Drexel (9-7-4) in the CAA title game Sunday at Parsons Field. 

With the win, the Huskies earned the CAA's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament field, which will be revealed on Monday at 4:30 p.m. during the NCAA selection show. Northeastern will be making its fourth overall trip to the NCAA tournament (2008, 2013, 2014), and its first under first-year head coach Ashley Phillips.

Rosenblatt, sophomore Nicole Gorman and senior Carina Deandreis scored for Northeastern, and junior Kayla Cappuzzo added two assists to break the single-season program record with her seventh and eighth helpers of the year. 

Following the match, Rosenblatt, Deandreis, senior Jenny Sinclair and sophomore Nathalie Nidetch were named to the CAA All-Tournament Team. Deandreis, Sinclair and Nidetch helped Northeastern post clean-sheets in both the semifinals and the final, while Rosenblatt scored the game-winning goals in both tournament games. 

Goal Recaps
• Northeastern got on the board in the 23rd minute when Rosenblatt struck for her 13th goal of the season. Junior Kayla Cappuzzo set up the goal with a lofted cross from the left wing that found Rosenblatt at the top of the box. Facing away from goal, the sophomore brought the ball down, turned and blasted a shot inside the right post to make it 1-0 Huskies.
• The Huskies made it 2-0 in the 57th minute on Gorman's first goal of the campaign. After the ball was floated into the box, Cappuzzo did well to lay it off to Gorman on the right wing for a laser of a shot into the upper left corner of the net.
• Deandreis put the cherry on top of a convincing performance with a rocket of a free kick from 20 yards out that nestled into the side netting, inside the right upright in the 70th minute.

Noteworthy
• Northeastern won its fourth CAA championship in program history (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016).
• The Huskies are now 4-0-0 all-time in CAA championship games.
• NU registered its eighth shutout of the season and won its ninth game in the last 10 matches.
• Northeastern moved to 9-1-1 at Parsons Field this season, including 6-0-0 against CAA opponents.
• Hannah Rosenblatt scored for the fourth straight game and netted her team-high sixth game-winning goal of the season.
• The Huskies improved to 11-0-0 on the season when Rosenblatt scores. 
• Rosenblatt netted her 13th goal of the campaign, which is one shy of tying the single-season program record.
• Rosenblatt is the third player in program history to post 30 or more points in a season (Devin Petta, Keri Irwin).
• With two assists, Kayla Cappuzzo broke the single-season program record with her seventh and eighth helpers of the year.
• Nicole Gorman netted her first goal of the season, while Carina Deandreis scored her second of the year.
• Nathalie Nidetch made three saves and combined for the shutout with Jill Quinn, who came on for the final eight minutes.
• Northeastern's 11-member senior class will graduate with three CAA championships in four seasons.

Up Next
The Huskies will await the results of the NCAA selection show on Monday at 4:30 p.m. The show will air live on NCAA.com.

 
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