West Chester wins on Rockwell Field
West Chester won its men's soccer game on Tuesday, the day it dedicated its new turf playing surface as Rockwell Field in memory of John A. "Jack" Rockwell (Class of 1936).
Rockwell, who died in 2011, was the goalie for the West Chester soccer team that was a co-national champion in his senior year.
Three players scored in the first half Tuesday for West Chester, which held on for the 3-2 victory over Philadelphia University (9-5-1).
Miguel Ross (Pottstown), Alex Badulak (Hatboro-Horsham), and John Gabel (Perkiomen Valley) scored for the Golden Rams (9-3-2).
The best undefeated start was set by the 2004 team, which was unbeaten for 17 games (13-0-4) before suffering a loss. This year's Raptors tied that 17-game run and improved to 15-0-2.
Giuseppe DeLuca (Timber Creek) and Stevan Austino (Buena) scored for Rutgers-Camden. Senior Mitch Grotti (Millville) assisted on Austino's goal for his 21st career assist, which broke a tie with Mike Zeno (1992-95) for the school's all-time scoring lead. With a record 45 career goals, Grotti has 111 points, one more than Zeno's old mark.
Cairn, which has lost six games in a row, fell to 7-9.
Chestnut Hill 3, Goldey-Beacom 0 - Charles O'Connell scored his first hat trick to lead the Griffins (6-8-2, 5-4-1 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference) past the host Lightning (2-13-1, 1-8-1) in Wilmington.
Ernest Ackah scored for the Lightning.
FootballRowan will host SUNY Cortland at 1 p.m. on Nov. 2, which is Youth Football Day at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium. Youth footbal players in eighth grade or younger will be admitted free of charge, but they must be accompanied by an adult and wear their game jersey.