Hawks Fall to No. 3 Saint Rose Golden Knights, 1-0

Kelli Duggan (Jackie Cooney in goal)
Kelli Duggan (Jackie Cooney in goal)

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Anselm women's soccer team travelled to Albany, N.Y. this afternoon to take on the No. 3 Saint Rose Golden Knights.  After 90 minutes of play, the Hawks were unable to score, and fell to the Golden Knights by a score of 1-0.  Today's contest marked the sixth shutout win this season for the undefeated Saint Rose Golden Knights (9-0, 6-0 NE-10).

The Golden Knights got off to a quick start as, at 8:30, Gianna D'Errico (Shrewsbury, Mass.) sent a crossing pass from the right side of the box to her twin sister Nicola D'Errico (Shrewsbury, Mass.), who put the Golden Knights on the board.  The goal represented the only scoring of the game, as the Golden Knights held off the advancing Hawks to win 1-0.

The Golden Knights outshot the Hawks 19-4, 15 of which came in the second half of the game.  Hawk goalkeeper Jacqueline Cooney (Braintree, Mass.) had nine saves in the game, Golden Knight keeper Deanna Esposito (Sayville, N.Y.) had two saves in the first half and Susan Cowan (West Boyleston, Mass.), who came in to play in the second half, had none.

The Hawks (5-4-1, 4-3 NE-10) return to action next Saturday, October 3rd when they host the Adelphi University Panthers in Northeast-10 Conference play.  The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 pm.