Women's Soccer Picks Up Fourth Straight NEC Win With 2-0 Shutout Over LIU

Women's Soccer Picks Up Fourth Straight NEC Win With 2-0 Shutout Over LIU

FAIRFIELD, Conn.- The Sacred Heart University Women's Soccer team picked up its fourth straight Northeast Conference victory this afternoon as the Pioneers defeated LIU by a final score of 2-0. The win is also the Pioneers second straight shutout victory as SHU defeated Mount Saint Mary's on Oct. 20 3-0. SHU returns to action on Sunday Oct. 27 when the Pioneers travel to take on Bryant. Kick-off is set for 1:00 p.m.

First Half

  • The Pioneers would dominate the Sharks in shots in the half as the Pioneers tallied 13 while holding LIU to just three.
  • Both sides would play tight defense as neither team allowed a single goal until the 40th minute of the half.
  • Then at 40:51 in the half, sophomore Linsday Savko ripped a shot passed the goalie off an assist by junior Madison Stahelski to put the Pioneers ahead 1-0 heading into the second half.
  • Savko's goal would be her first of the season and Stahelski's second assist of the year

 

Second Half 

  • LIU would be more aggressive in the second half as they outshot the Pioneers 7-6 in the half.
  • First-year goalie Elyssa Kipperman held strong in front of the net against the Shark's attack making four saves in the half and seven total on the day.
  • SHU answered early in the second half as a goal by first-year Michelle Clarkin at 51:13 off the toe-tap from Savko pushed the Pioneers a 2-0 victory over LIU.
  • Clarkin's goal would be her seventh of the season which leads the team this year.

 

Notes

  • SHU improves to 9-5-2 overall on the year and 6-1-1 in NEC play.
  • LIU falls to 5-11-1 overall and 4-5-0 in NEC play.
  • The Pioneers have won five out of their last six Northeast Conference play games.