By Michael Otero
The Pioneers rebounded after back-to- back losses on Wednesday, Sept. 30, with a 2-0 win against Dowling College, but their winning ways came to a halt there as they suffered a 2-0 loss to Saint Anselm College on Saturday, Oct. 3.
Saint Anselm got on the board in the 22nd minute and was able to hold the Pioneers without a shot for 35 minutes. Later in the match, senior forward, Colleen Sears, added a goal to double the lead for the hosts and give Saint Anselm the 2-0 victory.
The Pioneers returned to action the next day against Southern New Hampshire University and again saw a game with very little scoring opportunities.
After a scoreless first half, the Pioneers got on the board with a goal from sophomore defender Grace Ilias. Less than four minutes later, the Pioneers struck again. This time it was senior forward, Keliann Margiotta, off a feed from freshman forward Emily Miller.
The 2-0 lead for LIU stood until the final whistle blew and the Pioneers earned their fifth win of the season. The team is back in action on Friday, Oct. 9, when it welcomes Lindenwood University to Pioneer Country. The game is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.