PHILADELPHIA – The Thomas Jefferson University women's soccer team (11-3) made history on Wednesday, defeating defending national champion Bridgeport (7-6-2), 4-0 for its school-record 11th consecutive victory.
The Rams took an early lead when senior MaryKate Ulmer capitalized on a mistake by the goalkeeper, depositing the ball into an empty net in the third minute. Senior Hanna Glass increased the margin to two just over five minutes before halftime, jumping on a loose ball and beating the goalkeeper in the middle of the box. Jefferson had a 4-2 shots advantage in the period.
The score became 3-0 less than six minutes into the second. Freshman Laural Erick maneuvered past a defender on the right side and blasted the ball to the right of the goalie. It was her fourth straight game with a goal.
The last tally came in the 64th minute. Glass threw the ball in to senior Dena Noiseux, who crossed left for Ulmer. Ulmer headed the ball in from the far side for her second of the contest. The Rams controlled the shot count in the frame, 9-5.
Graduate student Erin Tinneny stopped three shots, including two in quick succession at point-blank range, for her fourth shutout of the season.
- It was the Rams' first game ever against a reigning national champion.
- Jefferson is averaging 3.29 goals per game, which is ranked in the top 10 in Division II.
- Ulmer recorded multiple goals in a contest for the fourth time this year. She ranks in the top 10 nationally in goals per game (1.18).
The Rams return to CACC play at Caldwell on Saturday, November 2 at 11 a.m.