October 6, 2006

Pioneer Defense Clamps Down on Wagner for 4-0 Win

Oct. 6, 2006

Final Stats

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 6, 2006) - The Sacred Heart women's soccer team limited the Wagner Seahawks to just two shots while four different players found the back of the net on the way to a 4-0 Northeast Conference win Friday afternoon on Campus Field. Freshman Stina Flodin (Stockholm, Sweden) assisted on the Pioneers first three goals as SHU improves to 3-10-0 overall and 2-1 in the NEC.

The Pioneer offensive attack got out of the gates quickly and put immediate pressure on the Wagner defensive back, firing off four quick shots in the opening minutes that forced Seahawk keeper Leslie Reed to make two saves and another banging off the crossbar.

The SHU attack cracked the Wagner defensive for their first goal in the 27th minute. Flodin set sophomore Britney Dupee (Portland, ME) with a pass in front and she deposited her shot in the top left corner for her team leading fourth goal of the season.

Sacred Heart struck once more before the halftime horn when Flodin hooked up with junior Alison Rojas (Manorville, NY) for her first career goal. Flodin hit Rojas with a throw in and the junior defender turned and fired a shot from 25 yards out into the top right corner for a 2-0 SHU advantage.

Wagner, now 0-11-0 and 0-2 in the league with the loss, got both their shots in the first half with their only attempt on goal coming in the 32nd minute. Stephanie Burnett fired a blast toward goal but SHU keeper Ashley Mocarski (Stratford, CT) came up with the save.

Flodin picked up her third helper of the afternoon in the 49th minute when she sent a perfect cross to the middle where fellow freshman Christina Soave (Stamford, CT) was waiting to fire a ball toward the right post and in for her second goal of the season.

Senior captain Lisa Burbige (Babylon, NY) rounded out the scoring on the day in the 79th minute of action. Rojas stole a ball at midfield and streaked up the left side on a breakaway. Just when it looked as she might take a shot on goal, she placed a perfect cross to a waiting Burbige who shot sailed high over the keeper outstretched hands and in for her second marker of the year.

Mocarski made just one save in collecting her second shutout in the last three games and on the year. The Pioneers held a 15-2 shot advantage and a 2-1 edge on corners. Reed made five saves in goal for the Seahawks who also collected a team save in the loss.

The Pioneers are right back at home on Sunday afternoon hosting Long Island at 12 noon on Campus Field.

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