CCNY seniors lead the way
|City College of New York senior Dzindzi Asamoah-Wade CCNY Athletics|
Cover photo of junior Heather Ruger
Records are meant to be broken. This year's City College of New York women's soccer team has earned its way into the CCNY record books as the Beavers shattered the single-season wins record and shutout record.
Seniors stole the show as Dzindzi Asamoah-Wade, Frances Tapia and Tabitha Azor recorded first half goals in the City College's 4-0 shut out of Lehman College on Wednesday evening in the Bronx as CCNY's nine wins surpass last season's total for most wins in a single season in school history.
Wade's goal was her 12th of the season; the most any player has recorded under fourth year head coach Don Manfria. Tapia scored her seventh goal of the season while Azor's goal was her third of 2012.
"I was very impressed with the way we held possession on a slippery field," said Manfria. We were able to control the pace of the game and when you only allow your opponent to take one shot on goal, you will be successful."
The victory was CCNY's seventh shutout win of the season and extended the Beavers streak of not allowing a goal during conference play to four games.
The Beavers are now 5-0 when scoring four or more goals as Nicole Carroll has recorded her seventh shutout of the season, a single-season record as well.
Asked about the wins and shutout accolades, Manfria gave his girls all of the credit.
"It's an attribute to this team as a group but especially to the kids that have been here four years and helped rebuild this program. Our core has made the program better and now it's just a matter of continuing to improve and hopefully earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament."
Freshman Grace Benavides added a goal in the second half, her second on the year while Paola Ramos recorded two assists in the victory, tying Tapia for most helpers on the team.
City College continues CUNYAC play as the Beavers face Brooklyn College on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2:00pm at Brooklyn College Field.
By Kelvin Queliz, Assistant AD for Sports Information