JERSEY CITY– Senior striker Julia Caseres (Union) scored two goals and added an assist to move into second place in New Jersey collegiate soccer history in scoring as New Jersey City University matched the best start to a season in program history with a 5-2 triumph over the College of Staten Island, in non-conference action on Tuesday at the Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field.
NJCU improved to 6-0-0, matching the 2008 club for the best start in its history, while Staten Island (3-1-0) suffered its first setback of the year.
Caseres scored the first and third goals of the game for a five-point effort that increased her four-year scoring totals to 86 goals, 37 assists and 209 points in 70 games—second most among men’s or women’s collegiate Division I, II or III players in the history of New Jersey soccer. She now trails only current U.S. Women’s National Team captain Christie Pearce Rampone, who had 212 points in 80 games for Division I Monmouth University from 1993-96. Caseres extended her NJCU school records for game-winning goals (15) and assists (29) in the win.
Senior striker Jennifer Albuja (Union City /Hoboken) registered her 11th career hat trick to account for the rest of NJCU’s scoring.
Sophomore center midfielder Brianna Taylor (Linden) distributed a pair of assists, giving her five in the first six games of her Gothic Knight career.
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