Hawks Fall 3-0 Despite 12 Saves by Cooney

Hawks Fall 3-0 Despite 12 Saves by Cooney

Garden City, N.Y. (October 23rd) -- The Saint Anselm Hawks women's soccer team was on the road this afternoon to take on Adelphi. Despite a very impressive 12 saves by goalkeeper Jackie Cooney (Braintree, Mass.), the Hawks were defeated by a 3-0 final. The loss drops the Hawks record to 5-9-1 overall and 5-8-1 in the Northeast-10 Conference, while the win improves Adelphi's record to 8-6-1 overall, and 8-6 in the Northeast-10.

The offensive strike by Adelphi began quickly, as they shot the ball 12 times in the first half, forcing Cooney to make seven of her saves in the 45-minute period. Brianne McDonnell (Commack, N.Y.) opened the Panthers scoring in the 28th minute when she was set up by Kim Volinski (Greenport, N.Y.) on a give and go. Volinski added a goal of her own just four minutes later to make the score 2-0.

The Panthers added their third goal just two minutes into the second half on a goal by Kaitlin Monteith (Deer Park, N.Y.).

Teresa Vercollone (Pembroke, Mass.), Erika Sartor (Andover, Mass.) and Jillian Tonelli (Cunningham, Mass.) each put a shot on target for Saint Anselm in the loss.

The Hawks return to the pitch on Wednesday to play their final game of the regular season, as they take on Franklin Pierce. The game is slated to begin at 4:00 pm.