Oct. 17, 2004
FAIRFIELD, CT (October 17, 2004) - Sacred Heart seniors Christel Kalweit (West Barnstable, MA), Nathalie Urbas (Pickering, Ontario) and Ingrid Olsson (Stockholm, Sweden) all scored in their final home match to lead the Pioneers to a 4-0 victory over Robert Morris on "Senior Day" Sunday afternoon. Kalweit picked-up two goals and an assist in the win as the Pioneers improve to 7-6-2 overall and 5-1-2 in the Northeast Conference with their fifth-straight win. RMU falls to 2-11-2 overall and 0-4-1 in the league.
The Pioneers got on the scoreboard for the first time in the 25th minute when freshman Alyssa Long (Smithfield, RI) played a long pass over the defense to Kalweit who was able to settle the ball and get past a RMU defender. The senior forward then quickly fired beating keeper Irene Petrou to the right for her second goal of the year. The game went to the half with SHU up 1-0.
Sacred Heart kept the offensive pressure on all game, outshooting the Colonials 25-4 in the game as they took advantage of their opportunities in the second half for three more goals. Kalweit helped set up the Pioneers second goal in the 47th minute as she slid a pass through two defenders to a streaking Urbas who quickly fired to the left post for a 2-0 SHU advantage.
Kalweit put the game out of reach in 57th minute when she carried the ball up the left sideline, beat several RMU defenders and finished the play by beating Petrou one-on-one and firing the ball into the back of the net for her second score of the game. Olsson finished out the scoring with her first goal of the season in the 84th minute off a perfect pass in front from fellow senior Stephanie Shewciw (Washington Township, NJ). Olsson collected the cross in front and fired to the left corner to produce the final 4-0 score.
SHU defense stood tall all afternoon limiting Robert Morris to very few offensive opportunities. Sophomore Ashley Mocarski (Stratford, CT) need only make two saves to earn her fifth win of the year.
The win gives Sacred Heart 17 points in the NEC standings with one game to play, October 31st at league leader Fairleigh Dickinson. SHU came into today's game all alone in second place and are now unbeaten in their last seven contests as they inch closer to securing their fourth-straight NEC Tournament bid.
The Pioneers will hit the road this Tuesday night, October 19th when the take on Boston College at 7:00 pm.