Women's Soccer Earns Second Straight Win
BRIARCLIFF, NY – The Pace University women's soccer team had their highest scoring outburst in two seasons as the Setters closed out their home season by topping the Le Moyne Dolphins 4-2 in a Northeast-10 Conference match on Tuesday afternoon.
After Le Moyne scored the first goal of the match off a free kick in the seventh minute, sophomore Fabiana Rebecca (Glendale, NY/Christ The King) knotted the game up as off a corner kick from senior Amanda Mundorf (Westfield, MA/Westfield), freshman Delany Williams (Washingtonville, NY/Washingtonville) tipped the ball to the far post where Rebecca tapped it in for the initial Pace goal.
In the 30th minute, Rebecca struck again as off a cross from the top right of the box from freshman Allyson LaGrutta (Cornwall, NY/Cornwall), Rebecca sent a one timer into the back of the net for a 2-1 Setters advantage. Pace extended the lead eight minutes later as junior Jillian Ferro (Warwick, NY/Warwick Valley) took a lead pass from freshman Ashley Kenny (Chester, NY/Washingtonville) and sent it past the Dolphins' keeper for a 3-1 lead.
Carrying that lead into the second half, Rebecca completed the first Setters' hat trick in more than two seasons as Mundorf engineered a long throw in from the far side that was headed across the box by freshman Alyssa Zeoli (Hopewell Junction, NY/John Jay East Fishkill) that Rebecca chipped into the back of the net for a 4-1 Pace lead.
The four goals were the most the Setters have scored in a game since October 12, 2011, also a 4-2 victory against Le Moyne. Rebecca's hat trick was the first for Pace since Ferro tallied three markers against Assumption in an overtime victory on September 9, 2011. It was the first such performance in a regulation game since Tiffany Robinson (Shelton, CT/Shelton) scored four against St. Thomas Aquinas on August 26, 2007.
The Setters are in action next on Saturday when they travel to Colchester, VT for a 1:00 pm match against NE-10 foe Saint Michael's.
POST-GAME INTERVIEW WITH FABIANA REBECCA