Second Half Surge Powers Women's Soccer Past Purchase, 3-1
THROGGS NECK, N.Y. (October 2, 2013) – With three goals in the second half of play, the Maritime women's soccer team came back from a halftime deficit to upend the Purchase Panthers by a score of 3-1 on Reinhart Field on Wednesday evening.
The victory was the team's eighth of the season, tying a program record set four seasons ago during the 2009 campaign. The win was also Maritime's first-ever over Purchase, as the Panthers have handled the all-time series against Maritime in the past six head-to-head contests, the closest previous game was a 3-2 overtime loss for the Privateers in the 2011 season.
In the second half, Senior Jorrie Trenkamp (Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca) netted the first two goals of the game for Maritime, while freshman Marisa Athan (Mineola, N.Y./Mineola) picked up the final goal to ice the game late in the second half. Athan along with junior Jaime Rocco (Center Moriches, N.Y./Center Moriches) and sophomore Leanne Lavelle (New Windsor, N.Y./Washingtonville) had assists on the game.
The early going of the game was fairly tentative as neither side wanted to blink first and yield the opening goal in a key conference battle. Both teams picked up shots from a distance but both Maritime sophomore netminder Kristen Hoar (Buffalo, N.Y./Kenmore East) and Purchase goalkeeper Jess Lindsay were up to the task picking up saves in the early going.
In the 31st minutes, Athan had an opportunity to put her squad up first after taking a pass from junior Kadie Hook (Monkton, Md./John Carroll), but even with Lindsay out of position in goal, the shot was put just wide of the right post.
Shortly after Maritime's chance, Purchase was able to break through with the contest's first tally at 33:42 when Amanda Green used her quickness to sprint down the right wing and push a sharp-angle shot into the goal for the 1-0 Panther lead.
The lead held until halftime with Purchase having a 10-5 lead in terms of shots at the break. At that point the flip had been switched and the Privateers stormed out of the gates to start the second half.
Just under nine minutes into the second period, after Maritime had already taken three shots in the half, it was Trenkamp to net the game-tying goal with her 18th of the season after taking a pass from Athan and sending the ball towards the far post and in for Maritime's first of the game.
The offensive attack continued in the 74th minute as Trenkamp took advantage of a momentary bobble by Lindsay to give Maritime its first lead of the night. Lavelle had the assist on Trenkamp's 19th of the season.
The Privateers rattled the net once more after Rocco chipped the ball in towards the eight-yard box, and again after Lindsay mishandled the ball, Athan was able to send the soft touch shot into the goal to ice the game and give the Privateers a two-goal lead.
Purchase came close to pulling back within a goal with just over two minutes left in regulation as Cristina de Jesus sent a screaming shot from about 40-yards away just off the very top of the crossbar.
The final horn sounded soon after, and the Privateers had picked up their second conference win of the year. Hoar picked up the win while stopping eight, and yielding just on Purchase goal. Lindsay suffered the loss after allowing the three goals and made just seven saves on the night.
Maritime (8-4, 2-1 Skyline) will resume league play with a Friday evening contest against the Old Westbury Panthers at 5 p.m. The Panthers will be hungry and look to make a statement on Friday after being shut out by St. Joseph's (LI) earlier this evening by a 4-0 score. Purchase (3-7, 1-2 Skyline) will be off for the next week and will take on New Jersey City in Jersey, City, N.J. next Wednesday at 3 p.m.