Women's Soccer Falls Short Of First-Place Rams, 3-0

Women's soccer scramble near midfield.
(Photo by Jon Solatorio)

LYNDHURST, N.J. – The Felician University women's soccer team was defeated by the visiting Jefferson Rams, 3-0 on Saturday evening at the Lyndhurst Recreation Complex.

Felician (4-8-1, 2-7-1 CACC) remains one of four teams mathematically alive for the CACC's eighth and final playoff spot. Dominican (N.Y.) College won its game on Saturday and jumped into eighth place with nine points. Felician remained tied with Nyack College and Concordia (N.Y.) College, all with seven points. The Golden Falcons and Warriors have two league games remaining on the schedules; Dominican and Concordia have three.

Saturday's match got off to a sluggish start with midfield play dominating the early minutes. The Rams (10-3, 10-0) slowly began to assert themselves, with Felician junior goalkeeper Jamie Kazenmayer (Mooresville, N.C./Lacey Township [N.J.]) forced to make three saves in a 10-minute stretch.

Mid-way through the first period, a Jefferson player made an aggressive move toward the goal from the left wing and drew a foul inside the penalty area. Senior midfielder Alexa Karakitsios (Sicklerville, N.J./Timber Creek) took the kick which was awarded, and converted for her first goal of the season.

The 1-0 score held through halftime. The Rams, however, put the game away with scores in the 58th and 67th minutes, and kept a lid on the chances given to the Golden Falcons to make a comeback. In the end, Jefferson out-shot its host, 18-4, and gained a 7-1 edge in corner kicks.

Felician failed to test either of the Jefferson keepers that appeared in the contest by not putting a shot on goal. Junior Camryn Jenkin (Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes) topped the Golden Falcons with two shots, while Karakitsios took four for the Rams.

Kazenmayer finished with eight saves in 81 minutes.

Jefferson, the CACC's first-place team, stretched its winning streak to 10 games.

The Golden Falcons are idle until hosting Chestnut Hill College on Nov. 2.