Pioneers Shut-out at Columbia, 1-0
Oct. 4, 2005
NEW YORK, NY (October 4, 2006) - Sacred Heart women's soccer team saw it's three-game winning streak snapped Tuesday night, falling 1-0 at Columbia Univeristy. Freshman Liz Dantzler scored her first collegiate goal to lead the Lions and drop the Pioneers record to 4-5 on the year.
The match was played in the middle third of the field for most of the first half, with Columbia controlling much of the possession. Meghan Hurlbut had the best opportunity up to that point with a direct kick just outside the box in the 19th minute that was smothered by Pioneer keeper Ashley Mocarski (Stratford, CT).
Sacred Heart had a few opportunities after the direct kick, but it was Columbia that finally broke through in the 39th minute, on its third corner of the half. Hurlbut sent a great ball into the box that found Dantzler's foot, who slotted it past the Mocarski for the 1-0 edge.
The beginning of the second half was similar to the first half, with much of the action taking place in midfield. Sacred Heart had its best chance of the match when it kept control of the ball after a corner in the 65th minute. However, Patricia Santangelo's (Rocky Hill, CT) shot was stopped just in front of the goal line and knocked away, preventing any further damage.
Columbia's defense was stifling the rest of the way, as Rebecca Taylor and Allison Vespa combined for the shutout as the Lions won their second straight with a 1-0 win over Sacred Heart.
The Pioneers return to Northeast Conference play this weekend when they host Quinnipiac on Friday afternoon and welcome in three-time defending champion Central Connecticut on Sunday.