Geraghty scores two goals for the Skyhawks
EASTON, Mass. (September 16, 2017) – The Stonehill College women's soccer team recorded its first Northeast-10 Conference victory over Le Moyne with a score of 4-1 on Skyhawk Field Saturday afternoon after scoring three goals in five minutes.
Stonehill's (3-3-0, 1-2-0 NE10) Nicole Geraghy (Bridgewater, Massachusetts/Coyle & Cassidy) tallied two goals for the Skyhawks, as Alex Giardina (Middletown, Connecticut/Middletown) and Nicole Garfield (Manchester, Connecticut/East Catholic) recorded the other tallies. Courtney Campo (Quincy, Massachusetts/North Quincy), Kayla Henry (Belchertown, Massachusetts/Belchertown), and Garfield registered assists during the game.
Le Moyne (1-4-0, 0-3-0 NE10) saw Kirsten Colegrove record the lone goal for the Dolphins.
The beginning of play started off rather slow, as Stonehill tallied eight shots to Le Moyne's six in the first 31 minutes. The Dolphins were the lucky ones as Colegrove capitalized on a strike in the 33rd minute of the game putting Le Moyne up 1-0. Stonehill was unable to knot the game up in the remaining minutes, as Le Moyne tied up shots at eight, 8-8.
Early in the second half, Geraghty came up with the equalizer in the 49th minute of the game, as Campo sent her the ball for her first goal of the season. Not long after, Giardina found the back of the net for her first of the season, as well, as she took the ball up the middle of the field and beat the goalkeeper giving the Skyhawks a one-goal lead, 2-1.
With its third goal in five minutes, Garfield extended Stonehill's lead to two, 3-1, in the 53rd minute after Giardiana's shot to the post. Le Moyne put pressure on Stonehill in the 66th minute of the game tallying two shots on goal with on being blocked and one saved by Kaitlin Brown (Walpole, Massachusetts/Walpole).
After some substitutions by Le Moyne, Stonehill extended its lead to three, 4-1, with Geraghty's second goal of the game, as she received a through ball from Garfield and drove the ball to the back post for her sixth goal of her career. The Skyhawks wrapped up the game outshooting the Dolphins, 4-3, and totaling 19 shots to Le Moyne's 13 in the entire game.
The Skyhawks face No. 7 non-conference opponent LIU Post on Monday, September 18 in Brookville, New York on Pioneer Field.
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