WATERBURY, Conn. – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women's soccer team (1-3, 1-0 CACC) used an offensive explosion to defeat Post (0-3-2, 0-1 CACC), 8-1 on Saturday in the conference opener.
The Rams dominated play in the first half, outshooting the Eagles by a 14-3 count. Jefferson got on the board in the 34th minute on a goal by senior MaryKate Ulmer. Freshman Laural Erick made the score 2-0 with an unassisted goal in the 38th minute.
The Rams quickly made it 4-0 early in the second half. Sophomore Kelsey Butler scored in the 47th minute, assisted by juniors Casey Sheehan and Kasey Schlupp, and sophomore Emma Kuciapinski found the back of the net in the 51st minute.
Jefferson had another quick flurry of goals late in the game. Freshman Grace Kenville had a tally in the 80th minute, just 23 seconds before Post ended the shutout bid to make it 5-1. Ulmer picked up her second goal of the day in the 83rd minute and completed the hat trick just one minute later to make the score 7-1. Sophomore Ava Albergo finished the scoring in the 87th minute.
- Graduate student Erin Tinneny and junior Danielle Samson split time in the Jefferson goal with Tinneny stopping four shots.
- The victory marked head coach Socrates Nicolaidis's first collegiate win.
- It was the most goals scored by the Rams since an 8-0 victory over Goldey-Beacom on October 1, 2013.
Jefferson returns home to play Concordia (N.Y.) on Saturday, September 28 at 12 p.m.