By: Heather Norris
The C.W. Post Women’s Soccer team walked away from this past weekend with a victory and a tie, improving their record to 3-1-2 overall and 1-0 in the East Coast Conference.
Thursday evening’s away game against Philadelphia University ended in a two-all tie. Senior Ivana Babic, just named ECC Offensive Player of the Week, led the Pioneer offense with a goal and an assist while junior goalkeeper, Allie Weiser, recorded 11 saves. Babic’s goal was the only of the first half and lasted until 20 minutes into the second half, with a goal by Trisha Sileo. Senior midfielder Jackie Sousa gave Post the lead again but saw it disappear when a miscue in the backfield led to an own goal. However, the girls would hang on to end the match in a draw.
On the road again Saturday, the Pioneers walked away with the 4-1 victory against rival Molloy College. In their first conference game of the season C.W. Post got help from strong offensive plays by Babic and fellow senior, Sanna Pettersson. The Pioneers scored twice in the first half, once by Babic, off a penalty kick, and once by Pettersson, to take a 2-0 lead at the half. Molloy was able to find the back of the net and cut Post’s lead to one at the 52 minute mark but junior back Tove Eriksson responded quickly with a goal of her own to putting Post ahead again by two. Twelve minutes later, freshman Alexa Niciforo scored off a breakaway to nail down the victory.
The Pioneers will have a week to rest before they face neighboring rival New York Institute of Technology next Saturday, September 25th at NYIT in Old Westbury.