Seniors Score Three Times as Women's Soccer Earns 3-0 Shutout Over Briarcliffe
THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (September 18, 2013) – Senior Jorrie Trenkamp (Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca) scored twice, while classmate Amy Hansen (Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich ) netted her second of the season as the Maritime women's soccer team blanked the Briarcliffe Bulldogs by a 3-0 score on Wednesday evening on Reinhart Field.
The game began with Briarcliffe picking up the first shot of the contest just 27 seconds into play, but Maritime sophomore goalkeeper Kristen Hoar (Buffalo, N.Y./Kenmore East) was up to the task and picked up her first save of the night.
The Privateers stormed back to the other end of the field and registered three shots in a span of 1:41, including two by junior Kadie Hook (Monkton, Md./John Carroll). The Privateers were awarded a free kick opportunity in the arc above the 18-yard box, which Hook drove into the four-person wall standing 10 yards in front of her as Hook went for the direct free kick.
Trenkamp took a go at the goal with a well-placed shot in the 23rd minute as she looked far post after taking a cross from Hook, but the shot was met mid-air by Bulldog goalkeeper Laura Vazquez as the game remained scoreless.
The game continued into the 42nd minute still knotted up, until Hook sent another cross in the direction of Trenkamp who sent the ball just beyond the reach of the Briarcliffe netminder to make the game 1-0 in favor of the home team.
Several minutes later the half ended with Maritime well in front in terms of shots at a 17-4 margin, while corner kicks were even at one apiece. Hoar had made just the one save at that point in the game, while Vazquez registered 10.
After the break the game remained at 1-0 in favor of Maritime, but the Privateers continued to pressure the Bulldog defense. In the 60th minute of play, Trenkamp made a break for her second goal of the game with a chip shot on goal but once again Vazquez was up to the task and kept her team in the contest.
Several minutes later, the Privateers finally broke through with their second goal of the game as the pair of seniors connected when Trenkamp fed the ball through the Briarcliffe defense and Hansen sent it home to put Maritime up by a pair.
The Privateers were awarded yet another free kick at the top of the 18-yard box that Trenkamp was tasked to take. The senior then struck the ball hard towards the bottom side of the crossbar and just above the outreached Vazquez to rattle the net once again and make the score 3-0 in favor of the Privateers.
Both teams took several more shots through the waning minutes of the spirited contest, but neither the Privateers nor Bulldogs were able to change the score. The final horn sounded, and the Privateers had their fifth victory of their season, while keeping their home mark unblemished at a 3-0 mark.
Final shots were well in favor of Maritime at a 35-10 mark, while corner kicks were also in favor of the home team at 5-1. Hoar finished the game with her third shutout of the season while making five saves to improve her season mark to 5-1. Vazquez took the loss, despite her 15 saves in the game.
Maritime (5-2) will open up Skyline Conference play this Saturday when the team travels to Yonkers, N.Y. at Tibbett's Brook Park for a matchup against the Mount St. Vincent Dolphins at 4:30 p.m. Briarcliffe (0-5) will look for its first win of the season against York (N.Y.) in its next game on October 2.