Sacred Heart Field Hockey Defeats Holy Cross 2-0 for First Win

(Fairfield, CT) - Karly Duven and Stephanie Fazio both scored and Kim Stow stopped all seven shots she faced, as the Sacred Heart Pioneers shutout the Holy Cross Crusaders 2-0 for their first win of the season Sunday afternoon at Campus Field.

Duven (Freehold, NJ) put the Pioneers on the board first at the 19:21 mark, picking up a loose ball outside the arc and dribbling in for the shot and an unassisted second goal of the year.  She nearly scored again with about eight minutes left in the second half, rushing from near midfield to get a shot on, but Holy Cross goalkeeper Kelly Sotsky came far out to challenge the shot and make the stop.  Chelsea Carlson (Peterborough, NH) shot off the rebound, but it was blocked away by the defense.

However, Fazio (Nowwalk, CT) gave Sacred Heart an insurance goal at the 65:51 mark, taking a pass from Carlson and fighting her way near the goal line to poke in her second goal of the season.

Stow (Norwalk, CT) made five saves in the first half, stopping Holy Cross's best chance with consecutive saves on Kara Gonnerman just past the 31:00 mark, kicking out the initial shot and the follow-up rebound.

The Pioneers are next in action Friday night when the travel to Drexel for a 7:00 p.m. game.