Pearce Scores 100th Career Goal In Home Finale

Alyssa Pearce scored her 100th career goal in her final home game, Sunday, April 22, 2018, tallying a game-high five goals.
Alyssa Pearce scored her 100th career goal in her final home game, Sunday, April 22, 2018, tallying a game-high five goals.

The Sacred Heart University women's lacrosse team dropped a 16-11 decision to visiting Northeast Conference foe Wagner College, Sunday afternoon. The loss drops the Pioneers to 2-12 overall and 2-3 in league play, while Wagner improves to 10-4 overall and 5-0 in NEC action.

Pioneers senior Alyssa Pearce scored five goals on the afternoon, and surpassed 100 goals for her career in the process. The 100th career goal came at the 12:13 mark, netting pass from behind the net from Sydney Ericson.

SHU closes out the regular season with a pair of road games, travelling to Robert Morris on Friday and Saint Francis U on Sunday.

How It Happened

  • SHU extended a 7-5 halftime lead to 9-6 on a Cassie Cesario goal at the 24:29 mark of the second-half.
  • Wagner scored four unanswered goals in a 2:26 span to take a 10-9 lead with 21:11 to play in regulation
  • The Seahawks would score 10 of 11 goals after falling behind 9-6, building their largest lead of the game, 16-11 with 2:20 to play

The Numbers

  • Pearce led the Pioneers with five goals in her final home game
  • Averi Farhat, also playing her final career home game, handed out a game-best three assists and finished with five points
  • Lauren Ednie tallied five goals and two assists for Wagner
  • Wagner finished 20-29 on draw controls
  • Paige Hammick made 13 saves in net for the Pioneers
  • Kelsey Fee earned the win off the bench, stopping five shots in her 38:04 of action
  • The Pioneers held an 8-6 ground ball edge in the first period, before Wagner finished with a 14-11 advantage  

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