Easton, PA – The Lafayette Leopards scored two goals within the first 11 minutes, including just 33 seconds into the game, on their way to a 3-2 victory over Sacred Heart Sunday afternoon at Oaks Stadium in Easton, Pennsylvania. SHU and Lafayette managed to score all five goals in the first half with Lafayette keeping SHU off the board in the second half to preserve the victory. The Pioneers are now 1-3 on the season, while Lafayette improves to 2-0.
Lafayette jumped on Sacred Heart early, taking the lead just 33 seconds into the game. Jaclyn Giordano found Johanna Scotti who knocked one past SHU goalkeeper Sydney Judkins (South Park, PA) to snag the 1-0 lead. The Leopards added to their lead in the 11th minute on an Alyysa Finelli blast from the 18 that found the back of the net to give Lafayette the early 2-0 lead. Nicole Lee found Finelli for the assist.
Sacred Heart cut into lead in the 16th minute courtesy of sophomore Marissa Christy (Massapequa, NY) who ripped one past goalkeeper Danielle Sedillo from the 18 yard line for Christy's second goal of the season. Sophomore Dana Cosmedy (Monroe, CT) was credited with the assist.
Lafayette put the pressure right back on Sacred Heart in the 26th minute on a header from Kaelyn King that found the back of net to take the 3-1 lead. Samantha Potoczak found King on a nice service into the box.
In the 44th minute SHU would once again cut into the lead on an unassisted goal by freshman Lindsay Jossick (Newtown, CT). Jossick knocked home a through ball that was initially saved by Sedillo for her first goal in a Pioneer uniform.
Sacred Heart outshot Lafayette 13-7 and had six corner kicks compared to Lafayette's one.
SHU will take the field next for their home opener on Friday September 6th against the Cornell Big Red.
Notes: SHU defeated Lafayette in their previous two meetings.