FAIRFIELD, Conn.- The Sacred Heart University Women's Soccer team defeated Northeast Conference rival St. Francis Brooklyn this afternoon off a game winning goal by Azria Malloy in the final forty seconds of the game. The win improves the Pioneers to 5-4-2 overall and 2-0-1 in the league, while the Terriers fall to 0-10 on the year and 0-3 in NEC action. SHU will return to action on Sunday, Oct. 6 when the Pioneers host Fairleigh Dickinson. Kick-off is set for 12:00 p.m.
"Before each game, we give the players a laminated quote to put in their socks that has a message we want them to take into the game. Today's message was "Be the kind of person that when your feet hit the ground in the morning, the devil says, 'Oh man, she's up." We want them to be tireless workers and good people even when the breaks are beating them. Today they found a way to get a result against a hard working, organized squad. There are no easy conference games. Very proud of the team for the start to the season and hope it can continue." Head Coach Matt Micros on the win.
- SHU tallied the lone goal of the game as first-year Azria Malloy fired off her second game-winning goal of the year off a an assist by fellow first-year Nichol Green with :41 seconds remaining in the second half. The Malloy goal increases her goal total to three on the season.
- First-year goalie Elyssa Kipperman had a light day's work recording just two saves on the day with two shots faced.
- SHU tallied a 19-7 advantage in shots for the game, while the Pioneers posted 8 shots on goal while holding the Terriers to just two.
- SHU was offsides five times in the game while St. Francis was passed the line just once.
- St. Francis goalie Maggie Boston recorded seven saves on eight shots faced in the game.