September 19, 2004

SHU Women's Soccer Snaps Four-Game Skid with 3-2 Win at Albany

Sept. 19, 2004

ALBANY, NY - Sacred Heart sophomore Lisa Burbige (Babylon, NY) scored her first goal on the year and also collected an assist to lead the women's soccer team to a 3-2 win over the University at Albany in the second round of the Governor's Cup Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers break a four-game losing streak with the win and move to 2-5 on the year while the Great Danes match SHU's mark at 2-5 with the loss.

The Pioneers got on the board at the 15:27 mark when Burbige put in a rebound off the shot of freshman Lisa Nowakowski (Rocky Hill, CT). Sacred Heart would make it 2-0, when senior Jasmine Urbas (Pickering, Ontario) scored on a shot from 25 yards out off a feed from Burbige at 17:38.

The Great Danes would crack the scoreboard when senior Sara Rickard chipped a shot over the head of Pioneer goalkeeper Ashley Mocarski (Stratford, CT) at the 33:30 mark. A minute later, Sacred Heart built their lead back to two goals as senior Christel Kalweit (West Barnstable, MA) finished off a corner kick from junior Orlagh Cullen (Offlay, Ireland) for the Pioneers third goal of the half.

Rickard scored the lone goal of the second half when her shot went off the hands of Pioneer freshman reserve goalkeeper Kathleen Mulheran (Edina, MN). Rickard had a chance with a minute left to tie the game, but her shot went high.

Mocarski and Mulhearn did not make a save for the Pioneers, while junior Kate Lawler made seven saves for the Great Danes (2-7). Sacred Heart outshot UAlbany in the match, 26-8.

Burbige and freshman Alyssa Long (Smithfield, RI) were named to the University at Albany Governor's Cup All-Tournament Team after helping SHU finish 1-1 on the weekend.

The Pioneers are back in action this coming Friday, September 24th when they open Northeast Conference play taking on two-time defending champion Central Connecticut in New Britain.

Game 2 Sacred Heart 3, UAlbany 2 (Varsity Field -- Albany, N.Y.) UAlbany--Scoring: Goals-Assists: Sara Rickard 2-0, Nicole Hercules 0-1, Uju Ogbuawa 0-1; Goalkeeper: Kate Lawler (90:00, 7 saves, 3 GA) Columbia--Scoring: Goals-Assists: Lisa Burbige 1-1, Jasmine Urbas 1-0, Christel Kalweit 1-0, Orlagh Cullen 0-1, Lisa Nowakowski 0-1; Goalkeeper: Ashley Mocarski (75:00, 0 saves, 1 GA); Kathleen Mulhearn (15:00, 0 saves, 1 GA) Shots: Sacred Heart 26, UAlbany 8; Corner Kicks: Sacred Heart 6, UAlbany 6

2004 Governor's Cup Final Standings 1. Columbia (2-0), 2. Siena (1-1)*, 3. Sacred Heart (1-1)*, 4. UAlbany (0-2) *-Siena finished second based on victory over Sacred Heart, 1-0, in first round

2004 Governor's Cup All-Tournament Team Offensive MVP: Shannon Munoz, Columbia Defensive MVP: Cathleen Cimino, Columbia

Columbia Rachel Biondolillo Eva Gudbjornsdottir Meghan Hurlbut Courtney Nasshorn

Siena Katie Goodwin Erin Morine Corry Silon

Sacred Heart Lisa Burbige Alyssa Long

UAlbany Uju Ogbuawa Sara Rickard