Arcona Tiebreaker Lifts Felician Past Dominican, 2-1

Emily Gleason gave Felician the early lead on Sept. 13, 2011. (Photo by Steven R. Smith)
Emily Gleason gave Felician the early lead on Sept. 13, 2011. (Photo by Steven R. Smith)

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. – A tie-breaking goal by sophomore forward Alysia Arcona (Hackettstown, NJ) lifted Felician College to a 2-1 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's soccer victory over host Dominican (N.Y.) College on Tuesday afternoon at DC Field.

With the match tied, 1-1, Arcona collected a pass, got around a defender and created space for herself in the 61st minute of action. She then blasted a shot from the left corner of the 18-yard box into the upper-right corner of the net. Dominican (1-3, 1-1 CACC) was able to get five shots off in the final 29 minutes but the Golden Falcon defense held on. Felician survived shot disadvantages of 8-3 for the second half and 13-7 for the game.

Felician (3-1, 2-0) drew first blood on a strong individual effort by junior Emily Gleason (East Hanover, NJ). After beating two defenders, Gleason clanged a shot off the post and into the net at 28:29 for her first goal of the season. The Golden Falcons took the 1-0 lead into halftime, but the Chargers drew even just 3:07 into the second half on a Jamilyn Snyder (Lacey, NJ) tally.

Felician junior goalkeeper Allie Couzo (Sayreville, NJ) earned the victory with five saves, including two after Arcona's go-ahead score. Veronica Iozzi (Chester, NJ) stopped three shots for Dominican. Felician is 2-0 in CACC play for the first time since 2003.