September 6, 2009

Sacred Heart Defeats Saint Peter's 1-0

Sept. 6, 2009

Box Score

The Sacred Heart women's soccer team earned its first road victory of 2009 with a 1-0 triumph over Saint Peter's Sunday afternoon in Jersey City, NJ. Heather Quevillion (Dayville, CT) headed in the game winner after a free kick taken by Ashley Testani (Monroe, CT) in the 82nd minute. The Pioneers rebounded and scored the lone goal of the game down a man after Meghan Reichelt was given a red card in the 80th minute.

Sacred Heart (2-2-0) dominated the Peahens throughout the first half outshooting Saint Peter's 7-0 and earning seven corner kicks.  Peahen goalkeeper Leigha Ashmen kept her team in the game early making two of her five total saves as the two sides went into halftime tied at zero.  The Pioneer defense played superbly all game and did not allow a shot on goal throughout ninety minutes.   

Saint Peter's (1-3) had a scoring chance in the 80th minute as Recihelt, the Pioneer keeper, came off her line and outside the penalty box to break up the play.  Unfortunately for SHU the referee ruled that Reichelt had illegally broke up a scoring opportunity and was therefore given a red card.  Sacred Heart freshman Sydney Judkins (South Park, PA) made her collegiate debut in the final 10 minutes and would close out the Pioneers clean sheet win.

The SHU attack would not be deterred and broke through in the 82nd minute on Quevillion's goal to secure a 1-0 lead.  Sacred Heart scored as Testani swung a ball into the box on a free kick from 25 yards out and Quevillion rose above the pack to head in her first goal of the year.

Sacred Heart returns to action in their thrid straight road game September 10 against Yale in New Haven, CT.