Women's Soccer Topped by NYU in Swarthmore Kick Classic

Swarthmore, PA (9/6/09) - Rebecca Assing and Filiz Kipcakli tickled the twine early in the second half as the New York University women's soccer team held off Montclair State University, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at the Swarthmore College Swat Classic in Swarthmore, PA.

NYU (2-1) continued its streak of strong second halves, scoring twice right after halftime. Assing netted her first score of 2009 just 46 seconds after intermission after redirecting an Erica Jones free kick. At 58:05, Filiz Kipcakli converted a Lucy Dolly Caires corner kick for her second goal this season and a 2-0 NYU lead.

All four of the Violets' tallies this season have occurred in the second half.

Montclair State (1-1) pulled within 2-1 at 84:28 when Natalia Sisti (Lincoln Park, NJ / DePaul Catholic) took a feed from Stephanie Barbulescu (Franklin, NJ / Pope John XXIII) and converted a breakaway.

Rachael Ross made three saves for the Violets, who outshot the Red Hawks, 17-11, and owned a 9-1 edge in corner kicks.

Leah Tepperman (North Andover, MA / North Andover) made four saves in the loss for Montclair State.

Montclair returns to action on Wednesday, September 9 as the Red Hawks travel to Hoboken, NJ to face Stevens in a 7:00 pm matchup at the DeBaun Athletic Complex.