College soccer: Wagner women improve to 2-0 with shutout vs. St. Peter’s
The Wagner College women’s soccer team erupted for two goals in a three-minute span before adding a third marker midway through the first half as the Seahawks posted a dominant 3-0 victory over St. Peter’s Wednesday evening.
The Seahawks, playing at home for the first time this season, improves to 2-0-0 on the season while the Peacocks drop to 0-2-0. The Green & White have now won back-to-back contests to start the season for the first time since 2013, when the team opened the year with an impressive four-match win streak.
Sophomore Mia Tessier put on a stellar performance for the Seahawks in her first home game at Hameline Field. The Joliette, Quebec native scored the first goal of the match and added the assist on Luisa Barone’s first goal of the season three minutes later.
Junior forward Madison Carr, the newly minted Northeast Conference (NEC) Player of the Week, notched her third goal of the year in the 21st minute.
Wagner took control of the match from the start as Tessier kicked things off six minutes into the stanza. The sophomore forward was able to dribble the ball along the right side of the pitch and boot one past Saint Peter’s goalkeeper, Annabelle Adams, to put the Green & White ahead, 1-0.
The offense continued its hot start three minutes later. This time, Tessier created for her teammate, Barone, as she sprinted up the right sideline and hit the senior tri-captain cutting from the left for a one-timer, giving the Seahawks a two-goal advantage.
Senior Gabby Cipriano stepped up to take a corner for the home team in the 21st and lofted one that found its way into the middle portion of the box. Saint Peter’s could not clear the ball out of the zone, and Carr took full advantage, locating the loose ball and firing one past Adams, giving Wagner a 3-0 advantage.
Junior goalkeeper Erin Kelly posted her first clean sheet of the season, making three saves for her second win of the year. Wagner outshot Saint Peter’s, 14-9, thanks to an early 8-2 advantage in the first half. The Seahawks held a 7-2 edge on corners as well.
The Green & White close out the home-stand on Sunday, Aug. 29, against their second straight MAAC opponent in Manhattan. Kickoff from Hameline Field is set for 2 p.m.