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Women’s Soccer Wins One, Loses One

Christian Arnold

The C.W. Post women’s soccer team went 1-1 last week, defeating the Wilmington University Wildcats 4-1 on Thursday, September 29th,  and then falling to the Dowling Golden Lions 3-1 on Saturday, October 1st.

In Wilmington, Delaware, freshman forward Morgan Kittlon led the Pioneers with two goals against the Wildcats. Sophomore forward Alexa Niciforo and senior midfielder Tove Eriksson also each scored a goal in the victory.

The game remained scoreless until the second half, when Niciforo put the Pioneers on the board first at 57:05. Seven minutes later, Eriksson put the Pioneers up by two, scoring from outside the box.  The Wildcats responded moments later, when junior Vikki Zipf was able to beat Pioneer goalkeeper Allie Weiser.

However, that would be the lone goal of the game for the Wildcats.

Kittlon gave the Pioneers a two-goal cushion, scoring the final two goals of the game in a span of two minutes.  She scored in the 87th minute on a breakaway and then again in the 89th off of a corner kick. The two goals easily secured the victory for the Pioneers.

Weiser made eight saves for the Pioneers in the victory, and the team held the advantage in shots 19 to 16.

Returning to Long Island to take on the Golden Lions at Dowling College, the Pioneers did not find the same success as they had in Wilmington.

The Pioneers fell behind early, as senior midfielder Karen Endresen scored for the Golden Lions one minute and 23 seconds into the game. Endresen scored again in the 14th minute of the game to make it 2-0 for the Golden Lions.

The Pioneers did not answer back until 81:25 into the game. Tove Eriksson scored off a corner kick that found its way into the far side of the net. The Golden Lions scored an insurance goal to make it 3-1 and to secure the victory over the Pioneers.

The Pioneers’ record stands at 4-4, but they are currently winless in East Coast Conference play (0-2). Allie Weiser made one save in the loss, and the Pioneers were outshot 13 to 10.

The Pioneers return home to take on the NYIT Bears on Wednesday, October 5th,, at 4 p.m.

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