October 1, 2006

Pioneers Lose on the Road, 3-1, at Monmouth

Oct. 1, 2006

Final Stats

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (October 1, 2006) - The Sacred Heart women's soccer team were handed a 3-1 loss at Monmouth University Sunday afternoon in Northeast Conference action on The Great Lawn in West Long Branch, New Jersey.

Junior Amy Hoyer put the Hawks on the scoreboard first, just 3:48 into the contest, as freshman Shannon Rogers used a long throw in, which was flicked on to Hoyer by fellow rookie Alessandra DeTata for the score.

Junior Brittani Heller pushed the Monmouth advantage to 2-0 in the 17th minute as her free kick from 25-yards away found its way around the Sacred Heart wall, and into the far netting for her third goal of the season.

Monmouth's edge grew to 3-0 at 73:33 when freshman Andrea Lopez made a run down the left flank and found sophomore Illiana Blackshear in the box for her third score. Lopez, the team-leader in points, registered her ninth assist in 10 games.

Sacred Heart responded with a score 35 seconds later to trim the lead to 3-1. SHU leading-scorer Britney Dupee (Portland, ME) sent a cross in from the right side which was nodded in by freshman Christina Soave (Stamford, CT) at 74:08. The goal was the first for Soave in her collegiate career.

The Hawks out shot the Pioneers (2-10-0, 1-1-0 NEC) 19-12 in the match, and enjoyed an 11-4 edge in corner kick opportunities.

Sophomore Katie Buffa made five saves in goal for the Hawks, while SHU's Ashley Mocarski (Stratford, CT) was forced to make three saves for the Pioneers.

The Pioneers will return to action next weekend hosting Wagner on Friday, October 6th and Long Island on Sunday, October 8th.

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