Big Second Half Propels Women's Soccer into CACC Semifinals

Big Second Half Propels Women's Soccer into CACC Semifinals

PHILADELPHIA – The Thomas Jefferson University women's soccer team (13-5) scored four times in the second half in a 5-0 victory over Dominican (N.Y.) (6-9-4) in the quarterfinals of the CACC Tournament on Tuesday.

The Rams are the number one seed in the conference playoffs while the Chargers were the eighth seed. Jefferson advances to face fourth-seeded Goldey-Beacom in the semifinals on Friday, November 15 at 10 a.m. The semifinals and the final will be played at Post University.

The Rams dominated play in the first half, outshooting the Chargers, 12-1. However, the Dominican goalkeeper made several key saves to keep Jefferson scoreless. It took until the 33rd minute for the Rams to break through as senior Hanna Glass jumped on a loose ball in the box and chipped it over the goalkeeper for the first tally. The score remained 1-0 into halftime.

Jefferson continued to pressure in the second half, peppering the Chargers with another 12 shots. The Rams had much more luck, starting in the 60th minute. Senior Erin Sullivan had her shot saved but freshman Laural Erick deposited the rebound for a 2-0 advantage. Just two minutes later, Glass picked up her second, taking a pass from Erick in the left side of the box and finding the left side of the cage.

Glass finished off the hat trick in the 82nd minute, following up on a shot by senior Dena Noiseux. Sophomore Emma Kuciapinski ended the scoring two minutes later, beating the goalie from 25 yards out. Graduate student Erin Tinneny stopped three shots for her sixth shutout of the season.

It was the Rams' 10th shutout of the year.
- Tinneny's six clean sheets this season are a career-high.
- Jefferson will make its first CACC semifinal appearance since 2015.