Women's Soccer Drops Home Opener 1-0 to Cornell

Kristen Verrette

Fairfield, CT – Wearing their home whites for the first time this season, the Sacred Heart women's soccer team lost 1-0 to the Cornell Big Red Friday at Campus Field. SHU falls to 1-4 on the season with each game being decided by just one goal.

It was the Cornell Big Red (1-0) that scored the lone goal of the afternoon in the fifth minute of the game. Cornell used a beautifully set up play that began with Caroline Growney streaking down the sideline and serving a ball in the middle of the box and ended with Kerry Schubert heading it over sprawling SHU goalkeeper Sydney Judkins (South Park, PA) Freshman midfielder Dempsey Banks was there in the middle to head it over to Schubert for the assist.

Sacred Heart (1-4) had a nice chance toward the late stages of the first half, as freshman Lindsay Jossick (Newtown, CT) smacked a ball that hit the crossbar in the 38th minute of the first stanza.

In net, Judkins showed some fast hands in the first half with a couple of quick deflections that kept the Pioneers within the one goal. Judkins made five saves total on the afternoon.

The Pioneers controlled most of the action in the second half with 8 of their 10 shots coming in the second period. Early in the second, junior Kristin Verrete (Saugus, MA) narrowly evened the game up as she stroked a shot that barely sneaked over the top of the goal. Verrette had six of Sacred Heart's ten shots, with two of them making it on net.

Sacred Heart is back at home Tuesday night when they host the Columbia Lions on Campus Field at 7:00 pm.

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