October 17, 2010

Women's Soccer Battles Monmouth To Scoreless Draw

Meghan Reichelt (Selden, NY) made six saves in net to record her sixth clean sheet of 2010 as the Pioneers and Monmouth fought to a 0-0 tie Sunday afternoon.  The result gave SHU four points in the conference standings for the weekend after earning a 2-1 win on Friday against Mount St. Mary's.

Monmouth (8-5-2, 3-2-2 NEC) outshot SHU 16-6 in the match and 5-3 during the overtime periods.  The Hawks nearly broke through early in the second half on a header from Alexandra Baca.  Reichelt was able to reach up and tip the ball off the crossbar to keep the game alive for the Pioneers.

Sacred Heart (7-4-4, 3-1-2 NEC)  appeared to have pulled out another victory in the final minutes of regulation as Heather Quevillion (Dayville, CT) put a header towards goal after a corner kick.   But MU senior defender Gianna Russo saved the day for the Hawks with a defensive save and cleared the ball from the box.

The Pioneer defense came up huge in the first overtime blocking a pair of Monmouth shots from inside of 10 yards.  Both goalkeepers were also forced to make a save in double overtime but were equal to the task.  The scoreless draw is the third 0-0 tie in the record books for SHU this season.

Sacred Heart and Monmouth are now tied in the NEC standings with the Pioneers having an extra game remaining on the schedule.  The women's soccer team returns to action next weekend for home tilts with Saint Francis (PA) and Robert Morris.