Women's Soccer Plays to Scoreless Draw with Saint Anselm on Wednesday
Talita Pereira fires off nine shots in the match
RINDGE, N.H. (October 26, 2011) – The Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw against Saint Anselm on Wednesday afternoon at Sodexo Field in Rindge. The Ravens moved to 6-8-2 overall and 4-8-2 in the Northeast-10, while the Hawks moved to 3-10-3 and 3-8-3 in league play.
The Ravens fired off 20 shots in the match, including putting six on goal. Sophomore forward Talita Pereira (Sao Paulo, Brazil) recorded a match-high nine shots, while Eize Vieira (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Tori Gikas (Sydney, Australia) and Aya Noguchi (Tokyo, Japan) each had two shots.
Despite the offensive struggles, Franklin Pierce turned in a strong defensive effort, limiting Saint Anselm to just two shots in 110:00 of action. Senior goalkeeper Jocelyn Leon (Lenox, Mass.) stopped one shot to earn the shutout, while moving her record to 6-8-2 on the season.
Franklin Pierce returns to action Saturday when the Ravens play host to Adelphi at 1 p.m. in Sodexo Field. The game will mark Senior Day as the class of Gikas, Leon, Amanda Panaro (Rockland, Mass.) and Nikki Chalifoux (Lebanon, Conn.) will be honored prior to the match for their four years of commitment to the program.
For more information on Franklin Pierce women’s soccer, please visit the team’s page at athletics.franklinpierce.edu(.) To follow the program even further, please visit Franklin Pierce Athletics on YouTube (www.youtube.com/FranklinPierceSports), Twitter (www.twitter.com/FPUathletics) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/FranklinPierceAthletics).