By Maxime Devillaz
After the cancelled contest at Holy Trinity Univeristy in Penn., due to inclement weather on Thursday, Sept. 11, the women’s soccer team was eager to secure a win when they visited Nyack over the weekend. Since the Philadelphia route was not scheduled as a conference game, no make-up date has yet been set, and the game is likely not to be played at all. “It’s bad, because we probably would have won that game,” sophomore goalkeeper Hrafnhildur Agnarsdóttir said.
At Nyack, the Pioneers came out strong and outshot their opponents 31-1; however, with 12 consecutive saves recorded, the Nyack keeper kept the game tied for a long while. Pioneer junior forward Susanne Vistnes fired away 12 shots, but could not find the net that afternoon. The Post side started to get frustrated, but kept attacking. Finally, with eight minutes left on the board, Vistnes stepped forward in the playmaker role and found the feet of freshman forward Sarah Kang. With a one-touch-goal, Kang put the Green and Gold in the lead and scored the first ever goal of her college career.
Between the two posts on the other side of the field, Agnarsdóttir only had to react once, as the Warriors from Nyack did not fight well enough to get through the disciplined Pioneer defense. As a result, Agnarsdóttir recorded her second clean sheet of the season and the Pioneers won 1-0.
Head Coach Mark Dawson and his team will hit the road again on Wednesday, Sept. 17, for a 3 p.m. clash in Manchester, N.H., to take on Southern New Hampshire University. After that, the East Coast Conference is scheduled to begin. The Pioneers will face Saint Thomas Aquinas College on Saturday, Sept. 20, with a kick-off slated for noon on the new Pioneer soccer park.