Nov. 1, 2009
Fairfield, CT - The Sacred Heart women's soccer team finished off the 2009 season with a 5-1 triumph over Mount St. Mary's on senior day. Junior Lindsay Elliott (Orange, CT) led the SHU attack, netting a career high three goals. Senior Mary Dick (Massapeuqa, NY) converted on a penalty kick to notch her first goal of 2009. Fellow senior Ashley Testani (Monroe, CT) also got into the act contributing an assist in her final collegiate game.
Sacred Heart (8-9-1, 4-5-1 NEC) dominated the first period outshooting the Mountaineers 15-4. The Pioneers jumped out to an early 1-0 advantage as Elliott slammed home a cross from Samantha Kee (Haskell, NJ) for her first goal in the seventh minute. The Pioneers would have numerous scoring chances put could not find the second goal in the first half, hitting both the crossbar and the post in the first 45 minutes.
Mount St. Mary's (6-11-2, 4-5-1 NEC) would tie the game six minutes into the second half on an unassisted marker from Regina Potter. Elliott and SHU would respond just 2:41 later as the junior forward ripped a shot into the left side of the net from 20 yards out. Sacred Heart would build a 3-1 lead in the 73rd minute as Dick notched a penalty kick goal, beating the keeper to the lower left corner. Elliott would put the finishing touches on her hat trick 3:44 later on a header from a Jasmine Rodriguez (Clinton, CT) cross. Less than a minute later the Pioneer surge would continue as Kee made it 5-1 on a good through ball from Testani (Monroe, CT). Junior goalkeeper Meghan Reichelt (Selden, NY) made four saves in the game and stopped two Mountaineer break aways in the second half.
The Pioneers finish the season with a 8-9-1 record, 4-5-1 in the NEC, and 4-3-1 at home at Campus Field.