Women's Soccer defeats Monmouth 2-1
|90:00 - 2nd||1||2||T|
|Sacred Heart (5-7-0, 2-2 NEC)||1||1||2|
|Monmouth (7-5-1, 4-1 NEC)||0||1||1|
|1st - 7:36||PICINICH, Jillian (Sacred Heart)|
|2nd - 70:39||VERRETTE, Kristen (Sacred Heart)|
|2nd - 78:46||PLESCIA, Monique (Monmouth)|
2 Players (#17, #21 - 1)
A: Alyssa Brandofino - 1
Sh: 2 Players (#13, #17 - 2)
Sv: Sydney Judkins - 2
PLESCIA, Monique - 1
Sh: HOWARD, Colleen - 3
Sv: MCCOY, Jocelyn - 2
|TEAM STATISTICS||Sacred Heart||Monmouth|
|Shots (on goal)||7 (4)||13 (3)|
West Long Branch, NJ – The Sacred Heart women's soccer team bounced back in a big way Friday afternoon with a 2-1 victory at Monmouth. The Pioneers improve to 5-7 overall and 2-2 in the NEC. The Pioneers desperately needed a win after a couple heartbreaking defeats last weekend.
The Pioneers got the scoring started early; Sophomore midfielder Jillian Picinich (Bellmore, NY) put one behind Monmouth goalkeeper Jocelyn McCoy in the 8th minute off of a free kick from junior defender Alyssa Brandofino (East Northport, NY). Sophomore midfielder Kristin Verrette (Saugus, MA) slipped passed the defense for the second goal. Verrette scored a breakaway goal in the 71st minute to give the Pioneers a 2-0 lead. The Hawks cut into Sacred Hearts lead in the 79th minute when Monique Plescia scored a breakaway goal. The Pioneers would hold off the Hawks in the final minutes to take home the 2-1 victory.
Sacred Heart is next in action on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Mount St. Mary's for another NEC clash.