Smithfield, RI—The Sacred Heart Women's Soccer Team collects a win over the Bryant University Bulldogs in an NEC matchup Sunday. Sacred Heart and Bryant shared the No. 6 spot in the NEC standings going into the game today, but it was the Pioneers' conference record that rose to 2-2-1. The Pioneers' overall record improves to 6-4-3, while the Bulldogs' drop to 5-6-3. Bryant outshot Sacred Heart 15-13, but it would be the Pioneers who prevailed in the 2-0 win.
It was an action packed first half as the teams combined for 19 shots—10 by Sacred Heart and nine by Bryant. Sacred Heart was able to get two of those shots past Bryant goalkeeper Kelsi Jacob for goals. Senior Heather Quevillion (Dayville, CT.) sent a header into the net for her first goal of the season, and the Pioneers' first of the game in the 38th minute.
Only five minutes later, it was Mikaela Wolf's (Northport, NY.) turn. Off a corner from sophomore Alyssa Brandofino (East Northport, NY.), Wolf got a header past Jacob for her first goal of the season. Brandofino collected assists for both goals for assist No. 4 and 5 of the season.
Wolf's would be the last goal of the game, but not for lack of trying. Both teams came out battling in the second half keeping the opposing defense busy. In the second half, Sacred Heart got off only three shots and Bryant recorded six. Sacred Heart goalkeeper, Sydney Judkins (Southpark, PA.), saved one goal for a grand total of three on the day. Jacob also saved three goals in the game, one in the first half and two in the second.
The Women's Soccer Team is back in action this Friday at 4:00 p.m. on Campus Field to take on the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights.