Seton Hall Women’s Soccer Starts Off the Season with a Win
Added by Anne Chavez on September 2, 2013.
Friday afternoon, Seton Hall women’s soccer started off the season with a win against Army, winning 2-0. This is the third time both teams met and the first win for the Pirates against them.
Seton Hall dominated the first half. At the 13 minute mark, Ashley Clarke played in a cross from the left wing that dropped into an open area allowing a rushing Meghan Hayes to one-touch the ball into the roof of the open net, giving The Hall an early one-goal lead. The goal is the first of the season for Hayes and third of her career. The assist was the second in three games for Clarke.
Marie Klemme almost expanded the lead to two at the 34-minute mark when she got her head on the end of the ball, but missed. Less than a minute later, Hayes played a ball in behind defense into the path of freshman Frankie Maier. Maier took her chance and floated a shot over the rushing keeper and inside the far post for the first goal of her career.
Goalkeeper Jennifer Pettigrew
Goalkeeper Jennifer Pettigrew, who returns after tearing her ACL last year, had her first shutout of the season, tying a season-high with four saves. This shutout becomes the seventh of her career.
Next game for the Pirates is on Labor Day when they take on Monmouth University.