Women's Soccer Is Edged By Nyack, 2-1

Women's soccer defender.
Michelle Montefinese earned her first point of 2018 with an assist in an Oct. 24 loss at Nyack. (Steven R. Smith)

NYACK, N.Y. – In a microcosm of a frustrating season, the Felician University women's soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss to host Nyack College in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action on Wednesday afternoon at Moseley Field.

Felician (3-11, 3-9 CACC) concluded its CACC schedule for the season and will finish ninth in the 13-team league. The Golden Falcons were outscored, 25-10, in conference games.

On Wednesday, Nyack (5-9-1, 5-6-10) lit up the scoreboard just nine minutes, 40 seconds, into the action on an unassisted score by Amber Carter (West Orange, N.J.). Felician responded with 10:38 to play before halftime when Danielle Jenkin (Pompton Lakes, N.J.) collected a long pass from Michelle Montefinese (Eatontown, N.J.) and finished inside the left post.

But the visitors put only three shots on goal for the day, with Warrior sophomore goalkeeper Nicole Benesch (Waidhofen, Austria) stopping the other two. Jenkin saw a shot bound off the crossbar in each half, and the Golden Falcons pushed other open opportunities wide or high.

Nyack came up with the eventual game-winner off a corner kick chance. Camila Parada's (Sogamoso, Colombia) kick landed at the foot of teammate Lea Zehringer (Bernkastel-Kues, Germany), who simply needed to tap in for the 2-1 edge. The game clock showed 17:53 in regulation. Felician put together a pair of corner kicks in the 75th and 76th minutes but was otherwise rarely dangerous for the balance of the match.

Felician sophomore keeper Jamie Kazenmayer (Forked River, N.J.) was credited with five saves. Nyack freshman Chloe Antalak (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) led all players with six shots as the hosts amassed a 12-8 shot edge. Jenkin topped Felician with four attempts.

Nyack saw its regular season come to an end and will be the No. 7 seed in next week's CACC Championship tournament.

Felician plays its last game of the year on Friday, when it hosts Salem (W. Va.) University at 5 p.m. Seniors Giana DiTonto (Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst), Sami Lederle (Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial) and Montefinese will be honored in a pre-game Senior Night ceremony.