No. 19 Franklin Pierce Gets Past Women’s Soccer, 3-1

Henry scores her second goal of the season, fourth of her career

Henry notches her fourth-career goal

RINDGE, New Hampshire (September 26, 2018) – The Stonehill College women's soccer team, ranked No. 6 in the United Soccer Coaches was unable to get past No. 19 Franklin Pierce University, 3-1, in Northeast-10 Conference play after scoring the first goal of the game Wednesday night at Sodexo Field.

Stonehill (6-3-0, 3-3-0 NE10) saw Kayla Henry with her second goal of the season, while junior goalkeeper Kaitlin Brown notched a season-high nine saves.

Stonehill acted early in the game, as Henry took a power move down the left wing and bypassed a Franklin Pierce defender at the top of the 18-yard box put the ball over the goalkeepers head for a 1-0 advantage at 2:40 in the first half. The Skyhawks' defense was able to fend off the Ravens multiple times in the first half, including a through ball that was sent to the right side but was broken up just before the 18-yard box in the 13th minute.

In back-to-back minutes, Franklin Pierce struck the ball from roughly 16 yards out, but it grazed the outside of the net for a wide shot, while Stonehill took a shot from the top of the box on the right side for one of the Skyhawks two shots on goal in the 21st and 22nd minute, respectively. Before the end of the half, Franklin Pierce's Veronica Marques sent a through ball near the top of the box for Nathalia da Silva to chip the ball inside the right post for the equalizer, 1-1.

The second half just got more competitive as the time went on, as eight fouls were called in the first and 10 total fouls were called in the second frame. At the start of the second half, the Ravens were quick to gain possession and Gabi Pereira launched the ball from about 20 yards out in the left channel curling the ball over Brown into the far corner for a 2-1 advantage.

Brown tallied a season-high nine saves

Seventeen minutes into the half, Stonehill caused a foul on the left side inside the 18-yard box causing a penalty kick, the first of the season for either team. Marques took the free kick and dished it to the lower right corner for a two-goal lead, 3-1 at 61:10. The Skyhawks saw four more shots in the remaining minutes, as the Ravens tallied seven more out of their 22 total of the game.

Stonehill will host Southern New Hampshire University, who is ranked No. 4 in the regional poll, on Saturday, September 29 on Skyhawk Field with a start time of 11:00 a.m.

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