RIVERDALE, NY (September 16, 2011) - Sacred Heart sophomore Lucy Gildein (Topsfield, MA) buried the game-winner in the 71st minute Friday night to lead the Pioneer women's soccer team to a 2-1 win at Manhattan College. The Pioneers raised their record to 3-2-2 on the season.
SHU junior midfielder Jen Mulvey (Manalapan, NJ) cracked the scoring column first putting the Pioneers up 1-0 in the 12th minute when she sent a header into the back of the net off a feed from junior forward Ashley Moore (Levittown, NY). It took the Jaspers less than a minute to come up with an answer as sophomore forward Martine Diamond buried a feed from by classmate Janie Schlauder. Diamond beat Pioneers' goalkeeper Sydney Judkins (South Park, PA) in a one-on-one situation and tapped the ball into an open net.
The two teams would play to a 1-1 tie until 71:56 when Gildein buried her first of the season. Gildein tracked down a rebound in front of the net off Manhattan goalkeeper Kara Davis' save on Moore's shot attempt. With Davis recovering from the first shot, Gildein had an open look at the net and capitalized.
The Pioneers where outshot 15-13 in the win but got solid goalkeeper play from Judkins who made eight saves on the night.
Sacred Heart will return to the field on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Brown University for their final non-conference match of the season. The Pioneers open Northeast Conference play next Friday night hosting rival Quinnipiac.