Stiles Nets a Pair as Pioneers Beat Brown, 3-2

Senior Amanda Stiles
Senior Amanda Stiles

PROVIDENCE, RI (September 18, 2011) - Senior Amanda Stiles (Miller Place, NY) scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner as the Sacred Heart women's soccer team dealt the Brown Bears their first loss of the season, 3-2, Sunday afternoon.  The Pioneers earned their second-straight win this weekend and close out non-conference play heading to the start of Northeast Conference action with a 4-2-2 mark.

Stiles missed on her first scoring opportunity at the 11 minute mark, collecting a cross and firing to the far corner but Brown keeper Amber Bledsoe turned her away.  The senior midfielder didn't miss her second chance and gave the Pioneers a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute burying a penalty kick attempt.

The Pioneers doubled their lead in the 33rd minute when sophomore Lucy Gildein (Topsfield, MA) raced in towards the box and beat Bledsoe to the ball, before chipping it over keeper and towards the net. The ball bounced off the left post, before ending up in the back of the net giving SHU a 2-0 advantage.

Brown would get on the board in the 37th minute as Kiersten Berg collected a feed from Sarah Herbert-Seropian in the midfield and beat her defender at the top of the box.  Berg fired to the right corner to pull the Bears within 2-1. 

The Bears would knott the game a 2-2 in the opening minutes of the second half.  Earning a corner kick, Chole Cross sailed a perfect pass into the box where Alison Mullin put a header past SHU goalie Talia Schwartz (Roslyn, NY) just 2:48 into play.

SHU wasted little time in grabbing the lead right back after a Brown foul roughly 65 yards from the Sacred Heart goal, senior Heather Quevillion (Dayville, CT) sent her first kick into the box. The ball bounced right to Stiles, who redirected it to the right corner for what would prove to be the game-winner. 

Stiles doubled her season goal total to a team-leadingfour in the win.  Schwartz, earning her first start of the season, making four saves.

Sacred Heart will open the NEC slate on Friday night hosting rival Quinnipiac at 7:00 pm on Campus Field.