Sean Ferguson of the cross country/track & field team and Katie DeRienzo of the women’s tennis team received the top honors of the Pioneer Award and are the Pioneers’ nominees for the Northeast Conference Student-Athlete of the Year award.
enior goalie Amanda Fontaine ended her regular season career with a 30 saves and a shutout of Neumann in Sacred Heart’s 3-0 blanking of the Knights on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at the Sports Center of Connecticut.
The Sacred Heart University Women’s ice hockey team fell short against the Neumann Knights in a 4-2 loss on Friday night at The Sports Center of Connecticut. The comeback began early in the third period on Taylor Moreland’s 11th goal of the season, and freshman Savannah Hersey’s first career tally, but the rally was stopped with just under a minute left in the game.
The Sacred Heart women’s hockey team got a late goal from Cassandra Hanlon, but it was not enough to get the Pioneers past the William Smith Herons Saturday in a 4-1 loss at the Sports Center of Connecticut.
Due to the inclement weather, several Sacred Heart athletic events scheduled for Saturday have been postponed. For continuous updates about the status of Sacred Heart athletic events this weekend, be sure to follow @SHUBigRed on Twitter.
Following a near even first two periods in which Wesleyan (4-9-0) had a slight 18-17 edge in shots, Sacred Heart held a 15-6 advantage in the final twenty minutes. That included the final six of game, and four in the final 1:37 after the Pioneers pulled their goalie.
Two shorthanded goals were all either offense could manage as goaltenders Amanda Fontaine and Shannon O’Neil combined to make 66 save. The Pioneers will enter their winter break unbeaten in four of their previous five and standing at 2-4-2 overall.