Adelphi Women Top LIU Post In DII Tournament

Rough Riders, Morgan, Santoro, Adelphi, Islip, Morgan Santoro
Morgan Santoro. Photo: Adelphi Univ.

First half goals from Jeanine Nunez and Laura Gomez was all Adelphi needed as the women’s soccer team topped LIU Post 2-1 in the second round of the NCAA Division II tournament.

The Panthers advance to the East Regional Championship match against the University of Bridgeport Saturday in West Chester, Pa. The teams met on September 7 with Adelphi coming away with a 1-0 win.

In the match against LIU Post, Adelphi grabbed the lead in the 22nd minute when Nunez (Staten Island) finished off a pass from Morgan Santoro (Islip) inside the box. The two would combine 11 minutes later to find Laura Gomez (Deer Park) who was standing on the left side of the Pioneers net and finished from three yards out for a two-goal lead.

LIU Post would pull a goal back thanks to a defensive effort that led to an opportunity on offense. Alice Schonfeldt lofted a pass over the Adelphi defense, allowing Andrea Huntzinger to chip a shot into the right side of the net with 18 minutes remaining.