By Leron Haywood
This past Saturday, the LIU Post women’s soccer team took on Queens College in a decisive ECC matchup. It was a tight battle throughout the entire game. The first half of action saw the two teams split only nine shots, with Queens having a 6-3 advantage.
The greatest scoring opportunity in the first half came in the 38th minute when a penalty kick was called inside the Pioneers’ box. Freshman goalkeeper Hreffie Agnarsdotti rose to the occasion and turned everyone’s pessimism into optimism as she turned away the penalty shot to keep the score locked at 0-0 going into halftime.
The second half of action seemed very similar to the first with no team creating too many scoring opportunities. However, sophomore forward Susanne Vistnes came close to giving the green and gold the lead but her shot smashed off of the crossbar.
In the 74th minute of action, the Queens College offense would finally break down the stifling defense of the Pioneers when the they found the back of the net to give Knights the lead. Queens owned a 10-7 advantage in shots, and an 8-6 advantage in corner kicks on the afternoon.
LIU Post wrapped up its normal season with a record of 13-4, 6-3 in ECC play, which is good enough to clinch the ECC Championships as the fourth seed. Head coach Mark Dawson and the team are scheduled to travel to Bridgeport, Connecticut on Thursday, Nov. 7 for a 6:00 pm kickoff. They will face the Purple Knights of Bridgeport University in the semi-final of the ECC Championship. “This is the part of the season where we rise to the occasion,” said Dawson. “We’re so happy about the opportunity we have to show the conference what we’re capable of. It will be an interesting postseason and we’re looking forward to getting things done.”