NEWARK, N.J. — Senior goalkeeper Kristen Candelaria (Jamaica, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy) stopped a school-record 27 shots, but the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) women's soccer team was overwhelmed by Rutgers-Newark, 10-0, in a non-conference matchup on Wednesday evening.
- Final Score: Rutgers-Newark 10, St. Joseph's 0
- Records: Rutgers-Newark (1-2), St. Joseph's (0-2)
- Location: Newark, N.J.
- Field: Alumni Field
How It Happened
- The game remained scoreless until Samantha Richter found the back of the net just before the 10-minute mark. Five different Scarlet Raiders scored their first goal of the season before the intermission and the hosts outshot the Bears 27-0 with 20 coming on target in the period.
- Rutgers continued to control the play throughout the second stanza and held the Bears without a shot until the penultimate minute of regulation when Christina Caruso fired a shot that prompted a Heidi Paulson save and earned St. Joseph's their first corner.
Post-Game Tweet - Head Coach Gary Lawson
Won't shy away from the defeat.Own it.Part of the journey.Nobody said it would be easy,but these experiences will make it worth it.@SJCBears— Gary Lawson Soccer (@grlawson) September 8, 2016
For the Bears
- Kristen Candelaria was peppered with 52 shots and finished with 27 saves, breaking the previous Bears single-game record by one.
- Christina Caruso recorded the lone shot for the Bears, also finding its target on goal.
The Bear Facts
- It was the first meeting between the two squads.
Next up for St. Joseph's
The Bears will head to the Bronx to face Lehman College on Saturday, October 10th continuing a five-game road stand to open the season. Live stats for the game will be available on SJCBears.com