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Women's Soccer Suffers First Road Loss, 1-0, At Elms

Women's Soccer Suffers First Road Loss, 1-0, At Elms

CHICOPEE, Mass.  The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) women's soccer team was dealt a tough loss, 1-0, by the Blazers of Elms College (EC), in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) road contest on Leary Field Wednesday evening.

Freshman midfielder Jenna Zup (Berlin, Conn.) had a last-second header that went just wide as time expired after a free kick from the right side from senior midfielder and captain Ali O'Neill (Litchfield, Conn.). The Blazers capitalized on a rare mistake from the USJ defense early in the second half, as senior forward Morgan Foucault (Putnam, Conn.) made a great juke just outside the box before sending a strike past sophomore goalie Victoria Schaffner (Waterbury, Conn.) for the lone goal of the match. It marked just the second goal allowed this season for Schaffner.

GAME INFORMATION
Score: Saint Joseph 0, Elms 1
Records: USJ 6-2-1 (3-2-1 GNAC), 7-4-1 (6-3-0 GNAC)
Location: Leary Field | Chicopee, Mass.

COACH QUOTE [Jenna Kalwa] "We were missing some key individuals on the pitch tonight, and unfortunately that was a factor. Still, brilliant effort by the team, and the ability to be adaptable in a tough situation. Unfortunately, we were not able to get the job done. [Elizabeth] Garlock had an incredible game. She really showcased her tenacity and versatility." 

GAME NOTES

  • Elms held a slight 8-7 shots advantage, while Saint Joseph held a 6-5 edge in corner kicks.
  • First road loss of the season for the Blue Jays.
  • First meeting between the two teams in over a decade.

NUMBER TO KNOW

2 – USJ has allowed just two goals all season. They were unable to score in both of those matches (0-2).

GOALIE BREAKDOWN

USJ – Schaffner took the loss (5-2-1), allowing one goal in 90 minutes between the pipes. She also had three stops.

ELMS – Sophomore goalie Angela Picheo (Wood-Ridge, N.J.) had a five-save shutout in a full 90 minutes, picking up the win (3-2-0).

UP NEXT
The Blue Jays will look to bounce back in a GNAC match against the Cadets of Norwich University on Friday, October 9. Kickoff is expected at 5:00 p.m.

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