10/17/2013 – Coach Mark Fales collected his 100th career coaching victory at Aquinas as the Saints defeated Rochester 4-0. The win improved the Saints record to 9-3 on the season, while the Warriors dropped to 2-14 overall.
The Saints, who were taking a break from league play, were looking for their seventh victory in their last eight matches. The Warriors assisted the Saints during the 32nd minute of play as they scored an "own goal" off a corner kick by Mikayla Goldsmith.
Nursing a one goal lead at the half, the Saints quickly opened up the offense during the second 45 minutes. Less than two minutes into the final stanza Samantha Houchlei netted her second goal of the season to give the Saints a two goal lead. Casey Westveer was credited with her first assist of the season on the goal by Houchlei. Samantha continued to spark the offense as she tallied an assist on the goal by Leeann Latsch at the 49:15 mark of the match. Latsch's six goal of her freshman campaign elevated the lead to three. A final goal was delivered by Ali Mancini in the 70th minute of play off Goldsmith's fourth assist of the year. Mancini's third career goal concluded the scoring in the match.
Lindsay Armstrong and Cari Jarvis combined for the shutout victory as the Saints outshot the Warriors 22-2.
The Saints will continue their home stand with a key conference match-up with Northwestern Ohio (9-5, 3-2 WHAC) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Aquinas College would like to congratulate Coach Mark Fales on his 100th career coaching victory at Aquinas College. Currently in his tenth year at the helm for the Saints, Coach Fales has coached the women to two WHAC championships in 2007 and 2011. Fales also has coached ten student athletes to Academic All American status and four to All American accolades. The schools administration, your former Saints and the current squad would all like to say thank you and congratulations on your accomplishment.