Late Goal Spells 1-0 Loss for SHU at Army Soccer Classic

Senior defender Erica Wicke moves the ball up field against Maine.
Senior defender Erica Wicke moves the ball up field against Maine.

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Senior forward Tori Burchett collected a loose ball in the box and put it in the back of the net with just three minutes to play, thus handing the Sacred Heart University women's soccer team a 1-0 loss to St. Bonaventure in the Army Soccer Classic.  The loss dropped the Pioneers to 2-2-1, while the Bonnies improved to 4-2-0.

The two sides played an even first half, with each team attempting three shots.  In the second half, SBU held a 6-1 advantage in shots.

For SHU, junior goalkeeper Sydney Judkins (South Park, Pa.) made four saves, while allowing the one goal.  At the opposite end, sophomore Megan Junker stopped a pair of shots for the shutout victory.

With the exception of Tuesday night's tie at Yale, every game has featured a game-tying or deciding goal in the final five minutes of regulation.  In each of the first three occasions, Sacred Heart either scored the game-winner or forced overtime.