By Joshua Laska – Sports/Managing Editor
The No. 4 Vulcan women’s soccer team finished the week of Oct. 8 with two wins. The No. 4 Vulcans then defeated Mansfield 3-0 followed by a 3-0 win over No. 16 Kutztown. California University of Pennsylvania is now 9-0-2 on the season and 7-0-2 in the PSAC.
Against Mansfield Cal U jumped out to an early 1-0 lead even without junior forward Carley Work, their leading scorer, who was serving her red card suspension. Senior forward Breeanna Robinson scored her ninth goal of the season in the seventh minute off of a pass from freshman forward Chelsea Crockett. The Vulcans scored again with two minutes left in the first half, when sophomore forward Kelsey Russo put a shot on net from 35 yards out.
In the second half Crockett tallied a goal of her own to give the Vulcans a 3-0 lead, which they would hold for the rest of the game. The Vulcans held an impressive 37-2 shot margin and a 19-0 shots on goal margin over the Mansfield Mountaineers.
For their second game in two days the No. 4 Vulcans took on No. 16 Kutztown. It took until the 31st minute of the game for the Vulcans to score but after that goal the Vulcans did not look back. When Work tallied her team leading twelfth goal of the season off of a pass from sophomore midfielder Chelsea Norbuts. The Vulcans remained quiet until after half time when again Work found the back of the net this time off of an assist from junior defender Kayla Fransko. In the 65th minute Russo posted her third goal of the season and second in two days off of a pass from Work. Work now leads the team with 13 goals and two assists for a total of 28 points.
Senior goalkeeper Paula Jackson poster her sixth shutout of the season after making three saves.
The Vulcans returned to action on Wednesday against Davis & Elkins in a non-conference game but that game ended after press time. Tomorrow the Vulcans return to PSAC action against the Clarion Golden Eagles at 7 p.m. Check out the Cal Times next week for a full recap of both games.