Brookdale edges Mohawk Valley in DIII women's soccer final
November 11, 2013
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DRYDEN, N.Y. – Amanda Anastasia’s header into the back of the net from a corner kick by Keara Homan with less than six minutes in the game proved to be the deciding goal in a 4-3 victory for Brookdale (N.J.) defending champion Mohawk Valley (N.Y.) in the finals of the 2013 NJCAA DIII Women’s Soccer Championship.
Brookdale took an early 2-0 lead in the first half thanks to goals by Caroline Duerr and Brooke Tartis. MVCC scored right before the half to make the game 2-1 on an unassisted goal from Meghan Carlo.
The Jersey Blues then went up 3-1 early in the second half when Alexa Masino scored off an assist from Duerr. The defending champs responded with back-to-back scores from Jordan Case to tie the game at 3-3.
The national championship is the first in women’s soccer for Brookdale, who owned the No. 1 ranking in Division III for the majority of the season.
Tournament MVP - Caroline Duerr, Brookdale
Offensive MVP - Meghan Carlo, Mohawk Valley
Defensive MVP - Erin Kinneman, Brookdale
Coach of the Tournament - Katie Miller, Brookdale
Jordan Case, Mohawk Valley
Brooke Pominville, Mohawk Valley
Vanessa Jecko, Mohawk Valley
Lauren Bowler, Brookdale
Chelsea James, Brookdale
Amanda Anastasia, Brookdale
Devon Wolfenden, Holyoke
Nicole Callini, Holyoke
Desiree Bodziony, Howard
Lisa Bianchini, Howard
Elise Garlick, Anoka-Ramsey
Jessica Dowse, Richland
Photos courtesy of Tompkins Cortland CC Athletics