By Joshua Laska – Sports/Managing Editor
The No.4 California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans posted two wins during the week of Oct. 15 including an 8-0 shutout over Davis & Elkins and a 3-0 shutout over Clarion. The Vulcans are now 11-0-2 on the season and 8-0-2 in the PSAC.
Seven different Vulcans scored in the win over the Davis & Elkins Senators. In the fifth minute senior forward Breeanna Robinson took the early 1-0 lead off of assists from junior forward Carley Work as well as senior midfielder Sara Di Benedetto. 15 minutes later senior midfielder Chaning Wimer scored her first goal of the season from about 35 yards out off of a pass from Di Benedetto.
At the 32-minute mark in the first half sophomore forward Kelsey Russo tallied her fourth goal of the season off of a feed from Work. Less than three minutes later freshman midfielder Megan Politowski put a beautiful header into the back of the net off of a corner kick from junior midfielder Kayla Fransko. The No. 4 Vulcans would score again at the 37-minute mark when senior defensive back Kristen Orrett would find the back of the net off of a pass from sophomore midfielder Chelsea Norbuts and Work.
Coming back from halftime the Vulcans would take a 6-0 lead when Work scored on a breakaway in the 57th minute of the game. With less than ten minutes left in the game freshman forward Chelsea Crockett would tally her fourth and fifth goals of the season within a span of five minutes. Senior forward Jodi McDonald assisted both of her goals.
Senior goalkeeper Paula Jackson along with sophomore Ashley Magruda combined to post a shutout over the Senatos. Jackson posted zero saves in 61 minutes and Magruda posted one save in 29 minutes.
After Clarion showed up about an hour late the No. 4 Vulcans showed no signs of wanting to take it easy and posted a 3-0 win.
Two minutes and 27 seconds is all it took for Robinson to find the back of the net off of a feed from Norbuts and give the Vulcans a 1-0 advantage. The Vulcans took a 2-0 lead at the five-minute mark when Work was fouled inside the box to set up a penalty kick for Orrett. Orrett converted the penalty kick to the right side of the net for her fifth goal of the season.
41 seconds into the second half Robinson scored her 12th goal of the season off of a beautiful pass from freshman forward Erin Hogan.
Jackson earned her 10th win of the season and seventh shutout of the season.
The Vulcans returned to action on Wednesday at Bloomsburg but the game ended after press time. The Vulcans then return home tomorrow for homecoming to take on Millersville at 3:30 p.m. Then travel to Edinboro on Oct. 25, and then wrap up the season on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. at home against Shippensburg for senior day. A recap of all four games can be found in the Cal Times on Nov. 4