BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Hat tricks from sophomores Deserae Sequeira (Clark, N.J./Arthur L. Johnson) and Anisah Molic (Staten Island, N.Y./Susan E. Wagner) powered the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) women's soccer team to a 9-0 victory over Yeshiva University on Sunday evening in their Breast Cancer Awareness Game.
The triumph for the Bears (8-7, 5-3 Skyline) clinched their second straight appearance in the Skyline Conference Championship and positions them for a possible first-round home game when the tournament begins on October 27.
How It Happened
Sequeira opened the scoring less than two minutes into the contest forcing a turnover and burying a shot from inside the box. Four different Bears would find the back of the net in the opening 45 with Rachel Rocha (Linden, N.J./Linden), Mackenzie Fitzpatrick (Warrenton, Va./Kettle Run), and Rebecca De Rosa (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Connetquot) all scoring before the 32nd minute as SJC maintained a 23-1 shot advantage in the period.
Molic scored twice in the first 15 minutes of the new period and finished with four second-half goals to lead the offense. Sequeira completed her second hat trick of the season with back-to-back tallies in the 64th and 70th minutes before senior Christina Caruso (Astoria, N.Y./St. John's Prep) capped a seven-goal second-half effort in the 88th minute.
For the contest, the Bears held a 40-5 shot advantage and 9-5 edge in corners.
For the Bears
- Sequeira padded her league lead in goals scored (16) and points (42) accumulating 10 points with three goals scored and four assists.
- Molic follows her classmate second in the league in goals (13) and points (36) with four goals and two assists.
- Rocha scored her third goal of the season and added a pair of assists.
- Caruso recorded her first points of the season with a goal and an assist—the 13th goal of her career.
- Fitzpatrick scored her first collegiate goal in the 23rd minute.
- De Rosa tallied her third goal of the season and Julia Lavelle (Bayside, N.Y./Mary Louis) registered a point with an assist.
- Lauren Quesada (Westbury, N.Y./St. Francis Prep) and Reem Shaban (Brooklyn, N.Y./New Utrecht) made a combined three saves in the joint shutout with Quesada earning her first victory of the season.
Next Up for the Bears
Now sitting in third place, the Bears have 10 days off before their season finale against Sarah Lawrence College on Wednesday, October 24, trying to clinch their first home playoff game. The road test from Fleming Field in Yonkers, N.Y. will kick off at 7 p.m. wrapping up a doubleheader with the men.