Oct. 14, 2005
MOON TOWNSHIP, PA (October 14, 2005) - The Sacred Heart women's soccer team suffered their second-straight Northeast Conference loss Friday afternoon losing at the hands of Robert Morris, 3-2 victory at the North Athletic Complex in Pennsylvania. The win snapped a 10-game winless streak for the Colonials while SHU falls to 5-7-0 and 2-2 in the NEC.
The Colonials were outshot, 17-6, but sophomore goalkeeper Elizabeth Moss made five saves while Sacred Heart did not register a stop on the afternoon. The Pioneers got a pair of first half goals from senior Erica Rico (Cranston, RI) with the assist going to fellow senior Orlagh Cullen (Offlay, Ireland) on both.
Rico gave Sacred Heart a 1-0 lead just 4:59 into the game when she ran onto a long ball out of the back from Cullen and beat Moss with a quick dribble to the right. Robert Morris, however, knotted the game just less than five minutes later on sophomore Taryn Reichard's first goal of the season. Reichard took a back pass from Kirkpatrick and, after having her first shot blocked, hit a ball into the far-left side netting from 16-yards out.
SHU jumped up 2-1 when Rico got her head on a corner kick ball from Cullen in the 37th minute to give the Pioneers the halftime lead.
In the second half the Colonials made their only two shots count with both finding the back of the net. Senior Angela Story knotted the game at 2-2 at 52:18 when her long shot from the right sideline went over the Sacred Heart goalie Ashley Mocarski (Stratford, CT) and under the crossbar.
The Colonials scored the winning goal with 13:11 left on the game clock as sophomore Christina Nicholson's scored her third goal of the season. Classmate Hilary Nellis played a diagonal ball behind the defense that Nicholson ran onto and deposited into the right side of the net for the game winner.
The Pioneers return to action this Sunday, October 16th when they conclude their Pennsylvania road trip with a stop at St. Francis (PA) for a 1 pm kick-off.