Pioneers Win Fourth Straight with 2-0 Shutout over St. Francis (PA)

Oct. 15, 2004

Final Stats

FAIRFIELD, CT (October 15, 2004) - The Sacred Heart women's soccer team used two first half goals and a strong defensive effort to come away with their fourth-straight victory, 2-0, over St. Francis (PA) Friday afternoon. Freshman Meagan Riemer (Ellington, CT) scored a goal and an assist on a rainy day in Fairfield, CT to lead SHU and even the Pioneers record at 6-6-2 overall and improved them in the Northeast Conference at 4-1-2.

Riemer got the Pioneers started fairly early on when she picked-up her second goal of the year and what proved to be the game winner. Fellow freshman Lisa Nowakowski (Rocky Hill, CT) chipped a pass to Riemer who settled the ball and fired a shot to the right top corner for a 1-0 advantage at the 12:30 mark.

The freshman midfielder had a hand in the second goal of the game in the 22nd minute. Riemer and sophomore Leslie Morales (Cortlandt Manor, NY) played a nice give and go on the right side. Morales gave the ball up to Riemer and split two defenders en route to goal. Riemer quickly fed the pass back to the slashing forward who settled and quickly chipped a shot over St. Francis goalie Melanie Stockman into the left corner.

SHU and St. Francis had limited offensive chance throughout the rest of the half and the game. The Pioneers outshot the Red Flash 12-7 on the day with each team managing just three shots apiece in the second half.

Sophomore Ashley Mocarski (Stratford, CT) made four saves to earn her fourth win and second shutout on the year. Stockman made three saves for the Red Flash, now 3-8-1 and 1-2-1 in the NEC.

The Pioneers will close the home portion of their schedule on Sunday afternoon as the take on Robert Morris at 11:00 am. Sunday will also be "Senior Day" as nine graduating seniors will play their final home game at Campus Field.

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