Women's Soccer Suffers First Defeat of Season

Box Score 

WEST POINT, N.Y. Saint Louis snapped host Army’s modest two-game winning streak en route to capturing the BAE Systems Fall Classic behind a 2-0 decision Saturday afternoon at Clinton Field.

Army junior Elizabeth Betterbed along with freshmen Deanna Clegg and Julia Stallard were named to the all-tournament team. The Billikens had four all-tournament picks along with three from Seton Hall and two from Sacred Heart.

Saint Louis, tallying a goal in each half, opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when Katie Andreski  ripped a 10-yard shot into the Army net off a pass from Nicki Gross. That goal came less than a minute after Black Knight goalkeeper Alex Lostetter, who had three saves in the first half, pulled up with a picture-perfect save on a header by Jessica Lopez.

Army had nine shots in the first half, but just one on goal when Caitlyn Gallagher ripped a long shot in the final five minutes of the half

The Billikens, who outshot Army 19-11, added an insurance goal with just over 13 minutes remaining on a 25-yarder by Julia Braden who beat backup keeper Brittany Fearnside with a shot to her right side. The Black Knights held a slight 3-2 corner kick advantage.

The Black Knights (1-2-0), who opened the tournament Friday evening with a thrilling 2-1 overtime decision over Sacred Heart, posted a 1-1-0 mark to finish third. Seton Hall (1-1) captured runner-up honors based on goal differential. The Pirates scored seven goals, setting a tournament record with six in its 6-0 blanking of Sacred Heat the final day of the tournament after bowing to Saint Louis, 2-1, in the opener, to finish with a 1-1 mark

“We were competitive the whole game in spite of the fact a few of our players were ill,” explained Army coach Ventriglia. The rest of the team picked up the slack, which was good. Saint Louis is a very good team.” 

Seton Hall scored four goals in the second half romping past Sacred Hear, 6-0, in the first game of the day. Katie Andreski scored both of her goals in the first half and Maddy Kill had a pair of assists as the Pirates outshot the Pioneers 17-6.

Army heads to St. Louis, Mo., next weekend to participate in the Toys for Tots Classic.

BAE SYSTEMS All-Tournament Team
Sacred Heart
    Samantha Kee
    Leigh Dogmanits
Saint Louis
    Julia Bradenberg
    Molly Hartmann
    Andrea Barklage
    Deanna Clegg
    Julia Stallard
    Elizabeth Betterbed
Seton Hall
    Megan Mills
    Ann Anders
    Katie Andreski
Tournament Records
1. Saint Louis (2-0)
2. Seton Hall (1-1)
3. Army (1-1)
4. Sacred Heart (0-2)

NOTES: It is the second time that Elizabeth Betterbed has earned BAE Systems all-tournament honors ... she was elected as a freshman in 2006, the last time Army hosted the tournament ... over 500 fans attended the Army-Saint Louis game ... it is the first time this season that the Black Knights failed to score a goal ... Army has outscored its opponents 5-4 over the first three games ... freshman Dymon Washington tops the Black Knights with four points (1 goal, 2 assists) ... the plebes dominate the scoring tallying  three of Army’s five goals ... the Black Knights have a 20-6 advantage of its opponents in corner kicks after going 12-6 at the BAE Systems Classic ... the Black Knights open a grinding seven-game road slate beginning next weekend which takes them to tournaments in St. Louis, Colorado and upstate New York.


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