Region 19 champion Brookdale also held Nicole Welcome scoreless as Delhi’s top offensive threat remained at 18 goals and two assists for the season. Welcome’s best scoring chance for unranked Region III champion Delhi (10-6) came in the first half, when she crossed a pass from the touchline. Her teammates failed to charge to the goal on the play as Kinneman made an easy save.
The Jersey Blues entered the game with three of the top 13 scorers in NJCAA D-III play. Midfielder James ranked fourth nationally before her goal and assist Thursday gave her 23 and 19, respectively, for the season. Masino (ranked 10th) has 20 goals and two assists, and Deurr (13th) is now at 19 goals and eight assists.
Delhi still has a chance to place fifth at the tournament, which continues today and Saturday. The Broncos, who made their first NJCAA D-III Tournament appearance Thursday, will face Anoka-Ramsey, Minn., at 12:30 p.m. today. The winner will advance to the fifth-place game Saturday.
Anoka-Ramsey tied Howard, 1-1, but lost a shootout to decide which team would advance to the semifinal round.
Howard will play Brookdale in the semifinals at 5:30 p.m. today. The other semifinal pits Holyoke against Mohawk Valley.
Brookdale 7, Delhi 0
NJCAA DIII FIRST ROUND
at Tompkins Cortland CC
Delhi0 0 - 0
Brookdale4 3 - 7
Delhi (10-6): None.
Brookdale (16-1): Caroline Duerr 2-0, Chelsea James 1-1, Simone McEnough 2-0, Alexa Masino 1-0, Keara Homan 1-0, Lauren Bowler 0-1.
Shots-corner kicks: D 4-3; B 21-7.
Goalies: Lauren Renaud (D) N/A, Katie Pardee (D) N/A; Erin Kinneman (B) 4.