Oct. 18, 2009
FAIRFIELD, CT (October 18, 2009) – The Sacred Heart University field hockey team beat Bryant University in a Northeast Conference matchup, 2-1, at Campus Field Sunday afternoon. Junior forward Stephanie Fazio (Norwalk, CT/Brien McMahon) netted the game winner for the Pioneers.
Fazio’s shot in the 46th minute found the back of the cage as she barely got the shot off as she fell toward the ground.
Sacred Heart grabbed the lead 24:29 into the contest as sophomore forward Chelsea Carlson (Peterborough, NH/Contoocook) netted her team-leading fifth goal of the season. Bryant came back to tie the score 1-1 on a goal by junior defender Julie Kuchyt, assisted by senior midfielder Caitlin Johnson, 31:59 into the first half.
Junior goalkeeper Kim Stow (Norwalk, CT/Norwalk) made seven saves for the Pioneers. In net for the Bulldogs, senior Kundayi Mawema stopped five shots.
The win improved SHU to 2-13 overall and 1-3 in the NEC, while Bryant fell to 4-10 and 1-4.
The Pioneers return to action Friday at Lock Haven for a 3:00 pm start.