LYNDHURST, N.J. – Felician University scored four times in a 14-minute stretch of the first half and went on to a 6-2 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's soccer victory over visiting Nyack College on Wednesday afternoon at the Lyndhurst Recreation Complex.
Freshman forward Lindsey Riera (Belleville, N.J./Belleville) registered two goals and an assist and junior forward Christine Albano (Neptune, N.J./Neptune) also scored twice for Felician (4-7-1, 2-6-1). The Golden Falcons moved into a three-way tie, with Nyack and Concordia (N.Y.) College, for eighth place in the CACC and the league's final playoff spot. The Golden Falcons and Warriors have three conference games each remaining, while Concordia has four.
With the game tied, 1-1, Felician freshman Elisa Zuta (Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes) laid a ball to her right for junior teammate Danielle Jenkin (Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes). Jenkin ran onto the ball and delivered a 20-yard blast from the right that nestled into the upper left corner of the net. Twenty-three minutes, three seconds, remained in the first half, and the hosts led for the rest of the day.
Riera knocked home a rebound 3 ½ minutes later, and Felician tacked on two goals in the subsequent 10 minutes for a 5-1 halftime advantage.
Zuta scored her first collegiate goal and added two assists. Sophomore Amy Aguilar-Almazo (Clifton, N.J./Clifton) also picked up a Golden Falcon assist in the contest.
Felician junior goalkeeper Jamie Kazenmayer (Mooresville, N.C./Lacey Township [N.J.]) earned the victory with eight saves. Juniors Zion Dewerff (Wichita, Kan./Butler CC) and Milena Ricken (Dorsten, Germany/Petrinum Dorsten) scored for Nyack (2-10-1, 2-6-1).
Felician snapped a three-game winless streak, all in conference play.
The Golden Falcons are back in Lyndhurst on Saturday to take on the first-place Jefferson Rams at 5:30 p.m.