Cadets keep Gators offense at bay

Box Score

CHESTNUT HILL, MA – Pine Manor was outshot 32-1 in a 2-0 loss to visiting Norwich Wednesday evening at Hedley Field.

The Cadets (4-3-0, 2-2-0 GNAC) peppered Gators goalkeeper Colleen Tencza (South Meriden, CT/Platt) to the tune of 10 shots in the game’s first 15 minutes, including a Karissa Doyon (Beecher Falls, VT/Canaan) shot that bounced back into play off the cross bar at 14:58.

The ball bounced the way of the Cadets – literally – at 20:51. Nikki Szczepanski (Auburn, NY/Auburn) took a loose ball inside midfield, dribbled 15 yards and launched a shot from 25 yards, for which Tencza made a two-handed, leaping attempt only for the shot to deflect off her hands and into the net.

Norwich entered halftime with a 1-0 lead, while the Gators (2-4-1, 0-4-0) offense was held without a shot for the third straight half in GNAC play.

Pine Manor dodged a bullet just outside the 51:00 mark, when a Megan Gingras (Williamstown, VT/Williamstown) shot from the right wing sailed over the hands of an outstretched Tencza, and it looked like the shot would put Norwich up 2-0. Backing up the play, Gators defender Jess Kennedy (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet) headed the ball back into play, where a Szczepanski header sailed over the crossbar, keeping Pine Manor within a goal.


The Cadets distanced themselves for good with 8:00 remaining. Mikella Connery (Framingham, MA/Framingham) followed her own blocked shot and beat Tencza to the left corner of the net, putting the Cadets ahead by the final of 2-0.


Pine Manor was outshot 16-1in the second half and beaten 13-0 in corner kicks on the night. The Gators first and only attempt came at 61:20, when a Kennedy try was scooped up by Norwich keeper Nicki Hunsicker (Emmaus, PA/Emmaus).

The Gators return to action on Saturday, playing host to GNAC foe Johnson & Wales at noon. Pine Manor will honor Gators goalkeeper Kayla Nielsen, 2009 GNAC Sportswoman of the Year, in a halftime ceremony.


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Norwich vs Pine Manor (Sep 23, 2009 at Chestnut Hill, MA)

Norwich4_3-0 (2-2 GNAC) vs.
Pine Manor2-4-1 (0-4 GNAC)
Date: Sep 23, 2009 Attendance: 56
Weather: 70 degrees, sunny

Goals by period   Total 
Pine Manor 


Pos  ##  Player  Sh  SOG   G   A 
GK   30  Nicki Hunsicker  
F   5   Nikki Szczepanski  
F   6   Karissa Doyon  
M   8   Sarah Reuschel  
M   10  Dawn McNulty  
M   11  Brittany Casey  
D   14  Ashley Sanford  
F   16  Bianca Bogda  
D   22  Colleen Honan  
D   23  Megan Gingras  
D   24  Kacey Abbriano  
      --- Substitutes --- 
  3   Kelly Bush  
  9   Katelin Sanders  
  17  Lisa Esparza  
  19  Mikella Connery  
  20  Nicole Morales  
  21  Caitlin Wohlschlegel 
  26  Emily Chandler  
    Totals.........  32  10 

##  Goalie  Minutes   GA  Saves 
30  Nicki Hunsicker   90:00 

Pine Manor
Pos  ##  Player  Sh  SOG   G   A 
GK   0   Colleen Tencza  
F   3   Stephanie Gomes  
M   4   Beth Deegan  
D   6   Jess Kennedy  
F   9   Vanessa Kelly  
M   10  Kasey Jeronimo  
M   11  Glenn Grushko  
D   12  Christina Santos  
F   13  Alicia Grenier  
M   15  Sivan Thammachak  
F   18  Margaret Roberts  
      --- Substitutes --- 
  5   Michelle Myers  
  8   Samantha Achenbach  
  17  Nicha Abdul-Haqq  

##  Goalie  Minutes   GA  Saves 
0   Colleen Tencza   90:00 
TM  TEAM   0:00 

Shots by period   Total 
Norwich  16  16  32 
Pine Manor 
Corner kicks   Total 
Norwich  13 
Pine Manor 
Saves by period   Total 
Pine Manor 
Fouls   Total 
Pine Manor 

Goal  Time  Team  Goal Scorer  Assists  Description 
1.  20:51  NORW   Nikki Szczepanski  (unassisted)  off loose ball from 25 yards off leaping GK hands 
2.  82:02  NORW   Mikella Connery  (unassisted)  followed own blocked shot into left corner from point-blank range 


Officials: Timekeeper: Kayla Nielsen; Scorer: Ryan McCarthy;
Offsides: Norwich 3, Pine Manor 0.


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