By Michael Otero
Powered by a two-goal performance from freshman forward Andrea Huntzinger, the Pioneers cruised to a 5-0 win against Molloy College last Wednesday. The Pioneers looked to carry that momentum into their matchup on Saturday, Oct. 31, against St. Thomas Aquinas College, and did they ever.
The Pioneers blanked the opposition and won by a score of 3-0 in their regular season finale. Propelled by two goals in the first half from junior forward Julia Backman, the Pioneers never looked back. They held St. Thomas to just two shots in the first half and were able to put the cherry on top when senior forward Susanne Vistnes continued her incredible season and scored a header to put LIU up 3-0.
The Pioneers and Head Coach Mark Dawson now sit back and await the seedings for the East Coast Conference Championships, which get underway on Thursday, Nov. 5.