Fairfield, CT – The Sacred Heart women's soccer team fell to the Wagner Seahawks 1-0 on Friday night on a wet Campus Field. It was a tough loss for the Pioneers as they outshot the Seahawks 29-5 on the night but could not find the back of the net.
The main storyline in the first half was the weather. There was a constant heavy rain that berated down on the players for almost the entire first half. The rain made it extremely difficult for players on both sides to handle the ball, or have many scoring opportunities. Sacred Heart controlled most of the first half outshooting the Seahawks 9-4. The rain eventually ceased by the end of the first half and both teams looked much sharper in the second half.
The Pioneers picked up where they left off dominating the action in the second half but still could not finish the deal with a goal. Wagner on the other hand cashed in on one of their few opportunities and put in the game's only goal in the 68th minute to take the 1-0 lead. Julie Vigliotti put in a strike from about 20 yards out over Sacred Heart Goalkeeper Sydney Judkins for the game-winning goal. The goal was assisted by Jackie Nicholas. The Pioneers had a few more opportunities toward the end of the game but could not get a goal past Wagner goalkeeper Maureen Vetter.
The Pioneers will take the field next on Sunday right back at Campus Field to take on Saint Francis (PA) at 3 PM.