Stonehill Blanks Pace University, 2-0

Skyhawks earn first Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) win of the season

Junior goalkeeper Amy Wheaton made three saves for her second shutout this season.

EASTON, Mass. (September 8, 2012) – The Stonehill College women's soccer team shutout Pace University, 2-0, in Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) action on Saturday afternoon at Skyhawk Field.

Junior captain and goalkeeper Amy Wheaton (Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth) made three saves to preserve her second shutout in as many games while the Skyhawks received goals from freshman midfielder Caroline Stone (Mount Vernon, N.H./Souhegan) and sophomore midfielder Christine Moodie (Littleton, Mass./Littleton).

At 30:17, Stone put the Skyhawks ahead early on as the freshman midfielder dodged a defender near the left post and put home her first career collegiate goal past Setters senior goalkeeper Courtany Hagen (New Paltz, N.Y./New Paltz) for a 1-0 advantage.

Moodie sealed the victory for Stonehill in the 87th minute.

After receiving a high pass towards the middle of the box from freshman forward Natalie Laurin (Chicopee, Mass./Chicopee), Moodie kicked the ball down to her feet and immediately one-timed an arching shot past the dive of Hagen into the lower right corner of the net, her second of the season.

Pace University outshot Stonehill, 10-9, but lost the corners matchup 7-6 to the Skyhawks.

Stonehill (2-0-0, 1-0-0 NE-10) hosts Saint Michael's College in an NE-10 clash on Wednesday, September 12 on Skyhawk Field at 4 p.m. Pace (0-2-2, 0-1-0 NE-10) welcomes American International College to its campus on Wednesday at 4 p.m. 

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