NYACK, NY (September 17, 2013)
The Nyack Women's Soccer team played in their first home game of the season on Tuesday afternoon. The Warriors hosted Dominican College for a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) matchup.
After a scoreless 1st period, the Lady Chargers would battle their way to a comeback after a 2-0 Nyack lead, but great ball movement and opportunities would keep the Lady Warriors ahead, en route to a 4-2 victory over Dominican.
Nyack came out with a strong attacking force but were unable to touch net in the first half. With a pass across for a header nearly making its way into the back post and another shot just over the crossbar, the Warriors were only getting started.
In the second half the Warriors controlled play for most of the game, earning a 23-10 edge in total shots and 5-3 advantage in corner kick chances. Nyack was whistled for eighteen fouls, while Dominican was called for eleven.
Sophomore, Cyan Jean-Baptiste had her first multi-goal game against Nyack's rivals. The first assist from teammate Julia Losert, a sophomore, came across the top of the 18 yard box where Jean-Baptiste shot in the upper corner to make the Warriors first tally in the 46th minute.
Just 2 short minutes later, Jean-Baptiste came up with her second goal of the game. With a pass into space from senior, Sandy Garcia, Jean-Baptiste dribbled past 2 defenders with a clean shot inside the box to put Nyack at a 2-0 lead in the 49th minute.
Senior, Amanda Halter had her first game winning goal of the season. Losert sent a pass into space for Jean-Baptiste whose shot was saved and rebounded by Dominican goalkeeper, Gina Yanette. Dispite the save, Halter came through and finished the rebound to put the Warriors at a 3-0 lead with 38 minutes left in the game.
A foul just outside the box gave Dominican a free kick taken by Jamilyn Snyder which put the Chargers on the score bored for their first point against the Warriors in the 58th minute.
Nyack quickly retaliated with a goal by junior, Shaina Tomilin assisted by teammate, Jean-Baptiste.
For the last tally, Dominican's Jamilyn Snyder would finish her second goal of the game, a shot just outside the box in the upper corner of the goal. The final score would show 4-2 and seal Nyack's victory over visiting Dominican College. The Warriors improve to a 2-2-0 on the year.
Up next for Lady Warrior soccer is another CACC contest against opponents from Georgian court University. The game is slated for Saturday, September 21st at 12pm on Mosley Field.
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