Oct. 16, 2005
The Sacred Heart and St. Francis (PA) women's soccer teams battled their way to a scoreless tie Sunday afternoon in a key match-up right in the heart of the Northeast Conference schedule with both teams looking to stay in the hunt for one of the four postseason tournament spots.
The Red Flash outshot Sacred Heart 12-7 and had three goals disallowed because of offside calls during the 90 minute regulation and two 10 minute overtime sessions.
Playing an offside trap, the Pioneers' defense frustrated Red Flash forwards throughout the game. St. Francis goalkeeper Melanie Stockman didn't face a shot on goal, while setting the school record with her seventh shutout of the season. Saint Francis' nine overall shutouts this season is also a school record.
Pioneer goalie Ashley Mocarski (Stratford, CT) made four saves and the team was credited with another. Red Flash senior Viviane Villar took a point-blank shot at an empty net in the 21st minute but Sacred Heart sophomore midfielder Alyssa Long (Smithfield, RI) stood between Villar and the net to stop the shot.
Mocarski was credited with her third shutout on the year.
The Pioneers are now 5-7-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the NEC. The Red Flash move to 9-5-3 overall and 3-1-2 in the conference.
Sacred Heart closes the non-conference portion of their schedule on Tuesday night at Yale and then close the home portion of the schedule next weekend hosting Mount St. Mary's and Monmouth.