Oct. 23, 2009
Staten Island, NY - The Pioneers are becoming the cardiac kids of the Northeast Conference as they secured a win in the last five minutes of regulation for the third time in league play this season. Ashley Testani (Monroe, CT) has provided all three late game winners including the marker that gave Sacred Heart a 2-1 win Friday against Wagner. SHU let loose a staggering 37 total shots while Pioneer goalie Meghan Reichelt (Selden, NY) was forced to make just two saves in the victory.
Sacred Heart (7-7-1, 3-3-1 NEC) pineed the Seahawks in their own end for most of the first half, outshooting Wagner 21-3. Wagner goaltender Jen Emigholz made six saves to keep the scoreless after 45 minutes. The Pioneers would score the game's first goal five minutes into the second half as Samantha Kee (Haskell, NJ) headed in a corner kick taken by Alex Mack (Freeport, ME).
Wagner (1-13-2, 0-7-1 NEC) found the back of the net for the equlizer just four minutes later. Catherine Del Medico hammered home a loose rebound to knot the game at one. Testani would provide late magic with 4:41 to play as she hooked in a shot from 13 yards out. With the victory Sacred Heart earns three crucial points in the NEC standings.
The Pioneers will look to earn three more points as the season winds down when they return to the pitch in Brooklyn, NY at 1:00 pm to take on Long Island.