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Lady AMCATS Derailed on the Road at Albertus Magnus

Lady AMCATS Derailed on the Road at Albertus Magnus

The Albertus Magnus Falcons earned a 6-0 victory over the Anna Maria AMCATS (4-10-1, 0-9 GNAC) in women's soccer action on Saturday afternoon in New Haven, Conn.

Junior Cristina Turley (Waterford, Conn.) led the AMCATS with one shot while Teresa Ryan (Shrewsbury, Mass.) stopped 13-of-19 shots on the afternoon.

The first half started positive for the Falcons as they dominated possession. The Falcons had five corner kick opportunities in just the first 18 minutes of action. After the first four shots from Albertus Magnus were turned away by sophomore goalkeeper Teresa Ryan, Danielle Polvan (East Haven, Conn.) scored.  In the 25th minute Polvan beat a few defenders dribbling through the midfield and did not stop there. She met the final line of defense, beat the central defender, and hit a shot along the ground to the far post beating the outstretched goalkeeper.

It didn't take long for Polvan to strike again as she netted her seventh goal of the season. Polvan proved dominant in only eight minutes of play after she entered the game in the 23rd minute.

The first half ended 3-0 as the Falcons' outshot the AMCATS 18 to 0. They also had nine corner kicks.

Jessica Radecki (Milford, Conn.) had a storybook ending to her senior day as she scored her first career goal as a Falcon. Radecki has been dominant in the back defending for the Falcons for four years. In the 51st minute, Radecki pushed forward on a Falcon counterattack. The ball was swung outside to senior midfielder Meghan Loughman (Trumbull, Conn.) who sent a beautiful ball into the box. Radecki rose to the ball and guided the ball back post with her head shaking the side net with the fourth goal of the game. This was one of two assists for Loughman on the day.

Goal poaching striker Amanda Roke (Cheshire, Conn.) joined the action only five minutes later as she scored her 27th career goal for the Falcons. Senior midfielder Shelley Mirmina (Milford, Conn.) fired a shot to the far post from the left flank. A diving Ryan got a hand to it but Roke was crashing the rebound and cashed in on the Falcons' fifth goal of the game. Mirmina recorded her 14th career assist improving to second all-time in assists just behind her fellow teammate Roke.

Forwards Meaghan Skidmore (Terryville, Conn.) and Gabrielle Roberts (Plymouth, Conn.) also had outstanding games, constantly testing the goalkeeper as they combined for five shots.

In the 65th minute, Miranda Jassil (North Branford, Conn.) added to what was an already stellar day. After receiving the ball in the midfield towards the sideline, Jassil looked up and had a go from about 30 yards out. The ball sailed over the goalkeeper's head and snuck right under the crossbar as the Falcons' buried their sixth of the game. This was Jassil's first goal of her career.

Anna Maria will host Simmons College on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm to close out the 2013 home schedule.