Men's Soccer Picks Up First Win of the Season With 2-1 Victory Over Saint Peter's

Men's Soccer Picks Up First Win of the Season With 2-1 Victory Over Saint Peter's

FAIRFIELD, Conn.- The Sacred Heart University Men's Soccer team picked up its first win of the season with a victory over Saint Peter's this afternoon by a final score of 2-1. The Pioneers will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 14 when SHU travels to face Providence. Kick-off is set for 1:00 p.m.

First Half

  • The Pioneers would only be able to attempt four shots in the first half while the Peacocks were able to double the amount with eight in the half.
  • Senior goalie Robert Strain would keep Saint Peter's scoreless throughout the first half as he tallied five saves on the five on goal taken in the half.
  • Early in the game, at 6:07 in the half SHU cashed in its first goal of the season coming off the foot of Jean Gabriel Pierazzi with the assist being credited to first-year Olaf Conforti to give SHU a 1-0 lead.

Second Half

  • Saint Peter's continued to be aggressive as they fired off seven shots in the half while SHU was held to just five.
  • Strain continued his dominate defense as he held the Peacocks to zero goals until the final minute of the period.
  • SHU throughout the game had edged the Peacocks in possession as SHU controlled the ball 54% of the time while Saint Peter's had the ball 46% of the time.
  • Defense by both sides would hold strong as neither side would record a goal until the final four minutes of the game.
  • At 86:42, sophomore Segundo Navarro who had been aggressive on shots the entire game, tallying five in the game would be able to fire a shot passed the goalie at 86:42 in the game off an assistant by senior Riley Sullivan to give the Pioneers a 2-0 lead.
  • Before the closing of the game, Saint Peter's would knock in a header to tighten the SHU lead to 2-1 at 89:01 courtesy Dominic Laws. 

Scoring Summary


        PERIOD    TIME    PLAYER                                                        V - H

SHU     1st        6:07     Jean Gabriel Pierazz (1) (Olaf Conforti)           0 - 1

SHU     2nd       86:42   Segundo Navarro (2) (Riley Sullivan)              0 - 2

SPU     2nd       89:01   Laws, Dominic (1) (Climpson, Tom)               1 - 2