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RUTGERS-CAMDEN HANDS CEDAR CREST LOSS IN SOCCER HOME OPENER
Allentown, PA (September 11, 2010) – Surprisingly, a young Cedar Crest team can take away some positives from what would otherwise seem to be a rout in their 8-0 home loss to Rutgers-Camden today.
The Falcons still struggled to put points on the board, but their 10 shots on goal rank not only as their highest offensive output so far this season, but more shots than they got off in their first three games combined. More time playing with each other and the guidance of first-year head coach Nicole Pietrobon should pay dividends down the road, but today it was all about Rutgers' junior Samantha Sharp (Haddon Heights, NJ/Haddon Heights) who scored a game-high four goals, all unassisted. Cedar Crest seemingly had no counter for Sharp, who scored just 1:49 into the game and never looked back.
For the Falcons, sophomore Jess LeBel (Millis, MA/Millis) had three shots but could put nothing past freshman Scarlet Raptor Kelly Harper (Delanco, NJ/Riverside) who had 10 saves. Cedar Crest sophomore goalkeeper Steph Carroll (Burlington, CT/Lewis S. Mills) had a season-high 20 saves in a complete game.
Cedar Crest drops to 0-4 overall on the season, while Rutgers-Camden improves to 1-3.
Before starting conference play, the Falcons will play another non-league home game against the College of St. Elizabeth on Wednesday, September 15, at 4:00 p.m.