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Pioneers Suffer Win-Loss Week

Christian Arnold

The C.W Post Pioneers women’s soccer team went 1-1 this past week, defeating the Caldwell College Cougars 4-1, then falling to Southern New Hampshire University at 4-3 in overtime.

The Pioneers traveled to Caldwell College on Wednesday, where Alexa Niciforo, Eliza Sefton and Tove Eriksson led the team to a 4-1 win. Niciforo, a sophomore, scored two goals, while Sefton and Eriksson each scored one goal.

The Pioneers jumped on the board early, when Niciforo scored on a breakaway at 22:06 to push the Pioneers ahead 1-0. Niciforo received the lead pass from freshman midfielder Heidi Eikeland. Four minutes later, Sefton scored an unassisted goal to make it a 2-0 in favor of the Pioneers. Eriksson would score at 42:54 on a penalty kick to give the Pioneers a commanding 3-0 lead.

The Cougars broke up the shutout in the second half off of a goal scored by Carissa Strye to make it a 3-1 game. The Pioneers answered back when Niciforo scored her second goal of the game with 12 minutes remaining to play.

Senior goalkeeper Allie Weiser was given the win for the Pioneers. She made only one save in the win. Robin Franchi was handed the loss for the Caldwell College Cougars.

On September 17th, the Pioneers traveled to Manchester, New Hampshire, to take on the Southern New Hampshire University Penmen. There, the Pioneers suffered a tough 4-3 overtime defeat.

The Pioneers once again started off strong. Lina Harle scored 5:40 into the game on an out of position SNHU goalkeeper. The Penmen responded 32 seconds later, as Ashley Jaskula scored on a rebound shot to tie the game at one.  The Pioneers regained its lead later in the half when Heidi Eikeland found the back of the net for a goal. Eikeland caused a turnover and scored to make it 2-1.

The Pioneers struck again in the second half. Prudence Rydstrom scored a header inside the right post to make it a 3-1 Pioneer lead.

The Penmen responded in the 76th minute when Kaliegh Roberge scored to make it 3-2. With just over a minute left in the game, Arierl Teixiera’s free kick set up Kasey Morrison for the tying goal and sent the game to overtime.

Morrison put the nail in the Pioneer’s coffin scoring the game-winning goal six minutes into overtime.

Pioneer goalkeeper Allie Weiser made 11 saves in the 4-3 loss to the SNHU Penmen. Its record moves 3-2 on the season with the loss. The Pioneers do not take the field again until Friday, September 24th, when they travel up to Bridgeport, Connecticut, to take on the University of Bridgeport Purple Knights.

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