New Haven, Conn. - Despite a goal from senior Angelina Piccirillo (Naugatuck, Conn.), the Albertus Magnus College women's soccer team fell to visiting Saint Joseph's of Maine, 2-1, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action under the lights on Senior Day.
Prior to the contest, Albertus Magnus honored its eight-member senior class for their contributions to the program over the last four seasons.
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (4-6-1, 3-5-1) | Saint Joseph's of Maine (10-4-1, 6-3-1)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Albertus Magnus opened the scoring early in the opening half as Piccirillo netted her third marker of the season on a free kick, following a Monks' foul. During the final 20 minutes of the first stanza, the visitors were unable to find the back of the net on three different occasions and would trail 1-0 heading into halftime.
Midway through the second frame, the visitors would tie the game at one in the 68th minute off a goal from Haley DaGraca. Teammate Emily DeLuca started the play with a through ball that led DaGraca to score. Six minutes later, DaGraca delivered the game-winning strike to send the Monks home with the conference victory. DaGraca was able to find the ball off a rebound attempt from Brianna Welch.
Junior goalkeeper Lexie Fenn (Oakville, Conn.) continued her strong play, turning aside two shots in the loss, while Brooke Troup recorded a seven-save performance to earn her 10th win of the fall.
INSIDE THE STATS
- Albertus Magnus outshot the visitors 15-13 as well as held the 6-4 edge in corner kicks.
- Both teams committed eight fouls each.
- Along with her goal, Piccirillo recorded a team-high six shots, while Sophia Austin (East Hartford, Conn.) and senior Alexya Alves (Naugatuck, Conn.) added two shots apiece.
- DaGraca also led her team in shots with six.
Albertus Magnus returns to action next week against Saint Joseph's (Conn.) and Norwich. Saint Joseph's of Maine will play three games next week against Thomas (Me.), Suffolk and Me.-Fort Kent.