Candelaria Breaks Saves Record as Women's Soccer Travels to Rutgers-Newark

Candelaria Breaks Saves Record as Women's Soccer Travels to Rutgers-Newark

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.

The Basics

  • 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

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