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Pioneers Fall to Undefeated Purple Knights

Christian Arnold

The C.W. Post Pioneers women’s soccer team fell to the undefeated Bridgeport Purple Knights 2-0 on Saturday, September 24th. It was the first conference game of the season for the Pioneers.

The first half of the game was scoreless, and the first goal of the game was not scored until the 63rd minute. The Purple Knights scored first off – a goal by senior midfielder Katie Stanley. Stanley received a pass from fellow senior midfielder Julia Colley, and Stanley blasted it into the top of the net.

Ten Minutes later, the Purple Knights struck again in the 73rd minute. Junior midfielder Asia Pulse beat the Pioneer defense and scored the second goal of the game to make it 2-0 in favor of the Bridgeport Purple Knights.

The Pioneers move to 3-3 on the season and 0-1 in East Coast Conference play. The Pioneers were outshot 12-8 but had a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks. Pioneer senior goalkeeper Allie Weiser made two saves, while her counterpart, sophomore Julia Hansson, stopped five shots for the shut out.

The Pioneers take on the Wilmington University Wildcats on Friday, September 29th, in Wilmington, Delaware.

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