Kutztown Defeats Erskine for First Victory

GAFFNEY, S.C. Kutztown brought home a victory Wednesday evening by defeating Erskine, 13-6, the first win of the season for new head coach Kate Scattergood.

The game was highlighted by a career-high of five goals by Jillian Spencer (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township), as well as four goals tallied by Rosa Buffolino (Monroe Twp., NJ/Monroe Twp), three by Gina Carmina (Flanders, NJ/Mt. Olive), and one by Taylor Stone (West Babylon, NY/West Babylon).

The Golden Bears (1-1) set the tone for the fast-action game just one minute into play when Stone scored the first goal of her career for KU.

Moments later Spencer scored the second goal for the Maroon and Gold at the 27:09 mark.

The turn around came after Kutztown goalkeeper JoAnn McLaughlin (Cape May, NJ/Lower Cape) blocked a free position shot by EC; the Flying Fleet then found the back of the net at 26:53 with a free position goal by Samantha Burns.

A successful draw control by Gina Carmina (Flanders, NJ/Mt. Olive) led up to her scoring the third goal for KU with 25:24 remaining in the first half.

Numerous fouls ensued until EC was successful in scoring again at the 16:59 mark with a free position goal by Kelly Dalziel.

Refusing to allow the Flying Fleet to come any closer than a one goal difference, KU put more distance on the scoreboard at 12:18 when Buffolino scored the fourth goal from a free position shot with an assist by Spencer.

Spencer remained on her fast track, scoring the fifth goal for KU at 9:14, followed by Buffolino making the sixth goal at the 4:26 mark.

Burns scored her second goal of the game at 2:17, sending the teams to halftime with the Golden Bears in the lead 6-3.

In the second half of play, Krystine Beodeker (Dingmans Ferry, PA/Delaware Valley) assisted Buffolino's third goal of the game at 27:18, to bring the score to 7-3.

Carmina scored her second goal of the evening at with 22:10 left in the second half, and Buffolino scored her fourth goal at 17:22.

Carmina's third goal with 17:13 to play gave the Golden Bears a seven goal lead over the Flying Fleet 10-3.

Dalziel utilized a draw control to score the fourth goal for EC at the 15:12 mark.

EC's Sarah Tibbits scored the fifth goal for the Flying Fleet at 8:29, followed by Dalziel scoring her third goal of the evening at 7:46 to bring the score to 10-6.

A caused turnover by Randy Vite (Highland Mills, NY/Monroe-Woodbury) gave opportunity to Spencer to score her fourth goal at the 5:32 mark.

Spencer's career-high fifth goal came at 3:04, putting the Golden Bears back at a seven goal advantage with the scoreboard reading 13-6.

With 2:17 remaining, Tibbits scored the last goal of the evening, and the Golden Bears defeated EC 13-7.

McLaughlin made six saves, and Spencer led the Golden Bears with five goals and six ground balls.

The Golden Bears return to action when they travel to Shepherd University Saturday, March 23 for a 1:00 p.m. start.


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