Oct. 21, 2007
BROOKLYN, NY - Junior Britney Dupee (Portland, ME) scored the lone goal of the game in the 37th minute, and the Sacred Heart defense and freshman goalie Meghan Reichelt (Selden, NY) made it hold up as the Pioneer women's soccer team defeated Long Island University, 1-0, Sunday afternoon.
The win moved the Pioneers into a second place tie in the Northeast Conference standings with nine points and a 2-1-3 record. The win was the second straight for SHU and snapped a three-game LIU winning streak.
The Pioneer's had a chance to take a lead in the 17th minute after drawing a foul in the penalty box. However, the attempt by senior Alyssa Long (Smithfield, RI) went high and wide over the net to keep the score deadlocked.
The lone goal was scored when freshman Lindsay Elliott (Orange, CT) sent a cross from the right side to the top of the 18-yard box, where Dupee settled the ball and sent a low line drive to the left side of the net for a 1-0 SHU lead.
LIU's best chance to score came just under five minutes into the game. Off of a corner kick by junior Nicole Allen, freshman Caitlin Meadows got open in front of the net for a header, but was denied at point-blank range by Reichelt.
Long Island's offense was unable to get going in the second half as it was held without a shot. The Blackbirds finished with a 7-6 advantage in shots, but Reichelt made the only save Sacred Heart would need in the shutout. Senior Felicia Amaral (Oxford, Mass.) made a pair of saves for LIU.