NYACK, N.Y. – Talia Marano (Jeffersonville, Pa./Pope John Paul II) and Alex Reyes (Vineland, N.J./Vineland) scored less than two minutes apart in the early stages of the second half to give the Philadelphia University women's soccer team a 2-0 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) victory over host Nyack Saturday afternoon.
With the victory, Philadelphia improves to 6-8-0 overall and 5-4-0 in CACC play. Nyack dips to 1-12-1 overall, 1-7-0 against the CACC.
After a scoreless opening 57:52, Marano broke the deadlock as she scored her first collegiate goal on a shot from inside the penalty area, beating Nyack keeper Jordan Jansen.
Reyes tacked on an insurance goal, her first of 2015, at the 59:47 mark on a shot from 25 yards out.
The Rams' defense was performed well in front of keeper Erin Tinneny (Collegeville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley), holding the Warriors to only six shots, two on goal, during the 90 minutes. Tinneny stopped both Nyack attempts that made it on target to record her second collegiate shutout.
Philadelphia, who took 18 shots, forced Jansen to make seven saves—six in the opening half.
The Rams start a three-match homestand against Georgian Court on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m. on Ravenhill Field