Four goals, including one in the opening minute of the second half, led the home Rutgers-University Newark women’s soccer team to a one-sided, 5-0, result over the College of Staten Island as part of non-league play at Alumni Field in Newark, NJ. The Scarlet Raiders improved to 3-1 overall, while CSI fell to a 3-1 mark.
RU-Newark controlled the pace for most of the game, but despite the overall edge in game play, the lone first half tally on 11 shots came in the 21st minute, when Sara Corson took a Cristina Estremera lead pass and powered home a goal past CSI keeper Kristy Colangelo to stake the Raiders to a 1-0 lead. Colangelo made five save in the opening stanza to keep CSI within distance, as CSI had only registered three shots (one on goal).
Things opened up in the second frame. Just 51 seconds in, Estremera scored one of her own on an unassisted dribble through the middle of the CSI defense, staking RU-Newark to a 2-0 advantage. The Raiders began to dominate play and litter the CSI nest, and Corson scored again in the 58th minute, and just over four minutes after that, Estremera scored on a bending 23-yard free-kick to open the game at 4-0.
As RU clamped down defensively, Estremera would cap the hat trick in the 77th minute, converting from a header on a Nicole Gomez corner kick attempt, capping the scoring.
RU out-shot CSI, 27-4 (16-2 on goal), and enjoyed a 9-1 edge in corner kicks. Colangelo made 11 saves in defeat and RU-s Diana Carvalho made a pair of saves for the shutout win, RU’s first of the season.
?CSI’s next game will be on Saturday, when they face the College of Mt. St. Vincent in Riverdale, NY, at 1pm.