Women's soccer draws LIU Brooklyn 2-2Date: September 19, 2018
By Anthony Talarico
Seton Hall (2-3-4) concluded a two-game road trip at LIU Brooklyn (2-6-2) on Wednesday night with a 2-2 draw.
On the attack early, LIU Brooklyn struck first with a goal in the 24th minute.
Seton Hall junior Siobhan McGovern recorded both of the goals for the Pirates on Wednesday. With a quick answer to LIU Brooklyn, McGovern evened the score in the 30th minute. Sophomore Dani Camilleri crushed a ball off the crossbar that evidently turned into a quick rebound for the junior.
LIU Brooklyn was convinced to convert a quick answer of their own. Less than two minutes later, a LIU attacker was fouled in the box. The Blackbirds exploited the error for a 2-1 lead.
The match would see a back-and-forth effort, though scoreless, until the 81st minute. Looking for any way to even the score, SHU stayed on the attack. With a crucial error in the game’s closing minutes, LIU was called for a handball in their own box. McGovern got her chance at the equalizer and she wouldn’t disappoint.
Regulation time would expire with the score at 2-2.
Seton Hall was suddenly in a familiar situation. Unable to pull away, the Pirates’ last two matches ended in a draw; they would hear the same old tune on Wednesday night.
While another tie might not have been the plan, there were a few positives the team can take moving forward.
SHU finished with a 19-11 advantage in shots as well as corner kicks, 3-1. Senior Sophia Duffy and freshman Claudia D’Angelo saw season-highs on shots with three apiece. Finally, senior keeper Anna MacLean recorded five saves; a crucial stat in the draw.
Moving forward, Seton Hall will look to break the draw-streak as they begin BIG EAST Conference play on Saturday, Sept. 22. The 1 p.m. match against DePaul will be the team’s first home match since last Thursday.
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