Oct. 14, 2006
TEANECK, N.J. (October 14, 2006) - Fairleigh Dickinson got a goal just 3:45 into play and never looked back coming away with a 3-0 win over visiting Sacred Heart Saturday afternoon in Northeast Conference women's soccer action. A pair of goals from Liza Offreda and a three-assist performance from Zaida Castillo led the way for the Knights, now 3-9-1 and 2-3 in the NEC. The Pioneers fall to 3-12-0 overall and 2-3 in the league with the loss.
Offredo got the Knight offensive jump started right out of the blocks, netting what proved to be the game-winner in the third minute. Castillo got her foot on a cleared ball and directed it to Offredo, who dribbled around the goalkeeper before finding the back of the net.
Twenty-five minutes later, the same combination paired up to give the Knights a 2-0 lead as Castillo passed the ball behind her towards Offreda, standing at the net, and she tapped it in.
In the second half, Castillo sent a cross to the right in the 67th minute and Jennifer Arceneaux punched it in just under the crossbar to produce the final, 3-0.
Kyla Clark played all 90 minutes and made six saves to earn the shutout. SHU's Ashley Mocarski (Stratford, CT) made two saves in the loss.
The Pioneers best chance to get on the board came on a corner kick attempt in the 20th minute of the first half, when a scramble in front of the net gave way to a Allison Rojas (Manorville, NY) shot, but defender Alex White blocked the ball, cleared it out and ended the opportunity.
Sacred Heart held a slight edge in shots, 12-10, but the Knights capitalized on their three first half shots with two resulting in goals.
SHU will return to NEC action next Friday afternoon traveling to Central Connecticut for a 3:00 pm start.