FAIRFIELD, Conn.- The Sacred Heart University Women's Soccer team sealed the teams third win of the season this afternoon with a thrilling 1-0 victory over Saint Peter's. The Pioneers will return to action on Thursday, Sept. 19 when SHU begins Northeast Conference play as the team travels to face Merrimack. Kick-off is set for 4:00 p.m.
"The girls played well today from start to finish, but had a hard time finding the back of the net. Credit to St. Peter's, who were organized and well coached. They made us work for it, but we were happy to get the victory headed into conference play next week. After starting 0-7 last year, going 3-3-1 against a tough schedule this year is a definite step in the right direction." SHU head coach Matt Micros on today's victory.
- The Pioneers kicked off the first half of the game firing shots left and right as they tallied a total of 14 in the opening half with half being on goal.
- Meanwhile, the SHU defense restricted the Peacocks opportunities in the half to score as they limited Saint Peter's to just three shots and two on goal in the period.
- First-year goalie Elyssa Kipperman would make light work as she would save both shot attempts on goal in the period.
- Two of the seven shots on goal in the period would be taken by first-year Azria Malloy but neither side could net the opening goal of the game to keep the score 0-0 heading into the second half.
- SHU continued its dominate in the second half in shots as they launched a total of 18 in the half with eight on goal. The Pioneer defense was even stronger in the second holding Saint Peter's to just two shots and one on goal in the half.
- Tight defense by both sides would hold each team to no goals until the final seven minutes of the game.
- Then at 83:11 in the game, first-year Azria Malloy would propel her first goal of her collegiate career off an assist by fellow first-year Nichol Green to give the Pioneers a 1-0 lead.
- Malloy had an overall dominate game, taking nine shots in the game with five being on goal in the game.