No. 20 Women’s Soccer and Pace Play to 1-1 Draw

Giardina scores off her first-career penalty kick (PHOTO BY: Mary Gettens)

PLEASANTVILLE, New York (October 30, 2019) – The Stonehill College women's soccer team, who recently received a NCAA Division II East Region ranking of No. 4, played in its second-straight double overtime game as this Northeast-10 Conference match ended in a 1-1 draw against Pace University. The Skyhawks are also ranked No. 20 in this week's United Soccer Coaches' National poll and No. 2 in the East Regional poll.

By the Numbers

  • Stonehill's (10-3-3, 7-1-3 NE10) Alex Giardina tallied her first-career goal off a penalty kick for her sixth goal of the season and 13th of her career.
  • Senior goalkeeper Kaitlin Brown tallied seven saves.
  • Pace (9-6-1, 5-6-1 NE10) saw Erin Fogarty with the tally, as Jade Mallea recorded three saves.

How it Happened:

  • Nicole Geraghty collected the ball out in front of the six-yard box and boxed out a defender as she turned and shot for the first shot on goal in the fifth minute.
  • Pace was called for a foul right inside the 18-yard box in the 17th minute and Giardina put in her first goal off a penalty kick of her career at 16:31 placing the ball just under the crossbar out of reach of the keeper, 1-0.
  • In the 21st minute, the Setters' Grace Incledon lifted a set piece from about 30 yards out that Brown was able to punch over the crossbar for her first save of the game.  Incledon got off another shot that went over the crossbar in the 31st minute.
  • Pace set up their third corner of the game and Megan Garrity was stopped at the doorstep as Brown caught her header at 34:21.

  • Brown tallied seven saves in the draw (PHOTO BY: Jan Volk/SportsPix)
    The Setters answered in the 41st minute with a shot from Fogarty to the lower right corner to tie the game about 10 yards out, 1-1.
  • About 50 yards out in the 57th minute, the Skyhawks set up for a free kick and Giardina was in the box sending it into the crossbar for a good chance for Stonehill.
  • Pace saw two late opportunities in the 84th and 90th minutes, as Isabel Villar headed the ball to Brown's left for a save and Cecilia Puentes sent a shot to the right front post for another save.
  • During the two periods of overtime, the two teams combined for only five shots as play toggled back-and-forth.

Outside the Lines:

  • Stonehill has now played in five overtime games with their record standing 0-2-3 this season.

Up Next:

Stonehill will host Saint Anselm College this Saturday, November 2 on Skyhawk Field with a start time of 2:00 p.m. for their Mental Health Awareness Game.

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