Pioneers Blanked By Iona, 2-0

Sept. 17, 2008

Final Stats

New Rochelle, NY - Senior Aly Lo and junior Fernando Liserra each scored first half goals to lead Iona to a 2-0 victory over Sacred Heart in men's soccer action Wednesday afternoon.

Iona jumped on the board in the 21st minute to take a 1-0 lead. Lo dribbled up the left side off a feed from junior Giovanni Destasio and left-footed the ball by Pioneer goalkeeper Matt Jones (Stoke-on-Trent, England) and into the right corner of the net. Liserra added an unassisted insurance goal as the half neared an end, hooking a free kick around a line of Sacred Heart defenders for his second score of the year.

Six different Pioneers registered shots in the loss. Sophomore Lusiano Dadario (East Haven, CT) and junior Filipe Celikkaya (Almada, Portugal) were the only players to get the ball on goal.

Gael netminder Nils Binstock made two saves and earned his second shutout of the year while Jones stopped three shots for the Pioneers. Iona led 8-6 in shots on the day, while the Pioneers claimed a 6-1 edge in corner kicks.

The Pioneers are back in action Saturday night when they visit Yale. Game time is set for 7:00 pm.