By Michael Otero
Coming off an impressive 2-0 victory against the Lions from Molloy College on Tuesday, Sept. 23, the LIU Post women’s soccer team took the field with a lot of confidence in their matchup against the Bears from NYIT on Saturday, Sept. 27 in Old Westbury, N.Y.
The first half saw neither team get on the score- board, but the Pioneers seemed to have the upper hand in the contest. They outshot the Bears 7-1 in the first 45 minutes and held a 4-1 advantage in corner kicks. The Pioneers were able to get on the board in the 66th min- ute, when senior back Lauren Bellone found the back of the net to one up the hosts. Less than four minutes later, Bellone was back for more as she headed a goal to double the Pioneer lead. The goals for the senior were her second and third of the season, which is third best on the squad.
Freshman forward Alex Lynn tacked on a goal in the 81st minute, beating the Bear goalkeeper and putting the icing on the cake for the Pioneers. The 3-0 win was the fourth shutout for the Pioneers of the season and their sixth straight victory. Sophomore goalie Hrafnhil- dur Agnarsdottir was once again stellar in the net, mak- ing two saves and notching her sixth win of the season.
Head coach Mark Dawson and the Pioneers return to action on Saturday, Oct. 4 against the Queens College Knights. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m. from Brookville N.Y.