By Michael Otero
After a 10-day break between matches, women’s soccer was back at it again on Wednesday, Oct. 5, beating the Rams from Philadelphia University, 1-0, in the City of Brotherly Love.
The lone goal on the afternoon came via sophomore forward, Andrea Huntzinger, who sent a shot over the keeper’s head and into the net in the 67th minute. The goal was Huntzinger’s third of the season, good enough for a share of the team-high with fellow sophomore forward, Isabella Fuduli.
The Pioneer defense was stellar, not allowing a single shot on goal in the win. The team has now pushed its winning streak to four, and has won in shutout fashion in three of those four games.
The Pioneers returned to the field on Saturday, Oct. 8, for an East Coast Conference duel in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. against Mercy College.
It was an instant classic in favor of the Pioneers with the girls in green coming out on top, 2-1, thanks to a last-minute goal by junior midfielder, Klara Berggren.
The Pioneers kept a clean sheet in the first half, backed by the stonewall of a goalie, sophomore Hillevi Eklow. As for the offense, the Pioneers grabbed the 1-0 lead on a mark by freshman midfielder/forward, Gabrielle Clark.
After the Mavericks took advantage of some Pioneer miscues, which led to a goal to tie the game, overtime seemed like a logical conclusion to settle the match. Berggren had other plans, though, netting the game winning goal and giving her team the win. The victory gives the team five in a row, and pushes its record on the season to 7-2-1.
Head Coach Mark Dawson and his team hit the field next on Friday, Oct. 14, when they visit Roberts Wesleyan College. Start time is slated for 5 p.m. from Rochester, N.Y.