Lavelle Scores Twice as Women’s Soccer Downs Pratt for Second Straight Win

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Freshman Julia Lavelle (Bayside, N.Y./Mary Louis Academy) scored a pair of goals and sophomore Anisah Molic (Staten Island, N.Y./Susan E. Wagner) added a tally and two assists to lead the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) women's soccer team (2-2) to a 3-1 triumph over Clinton Hill rivals Pratt Institute (0-4) on late Tuesday evening.

How It Happened

Lavelle opened the scoring in the 12th minute with her second goal of the season, receiving a pass from Molic and beating a defender on the right side for a 1-0 lead. SJC's one-score advantage held for most of the half until the 40th minute when Deserae Sequeira (Clark, N.J./Arthur L. Johnson) found Molic inside the box who tapped it in from close range pushing the score to 2-0 at the half.

St. Joseph's never trailed on the night and remained ahead 2-0 for the majority of the second, but Aubrey Howard of Pratt knocked in a rebound in the 70th minute to make it a one-goal game (2-1). The momentum didn't last long though as a minute later (71') Lavelle found the back of the net again, corralling another pass from Molic and scoring inside the box for a game-sealing 3-1 lead.

For the Bears

  • Lavelle has scored a goal in two straight contests and is tied for second on the team in the category (3), while tonight's performance was her first-career multi-goal game. 
  • Molic now leads the team in goals (4) and points (12).
  • Freshman keeper Reem Shaban (Brooklyn, N.Y./New Utrecht) made one save in her second win of the season, evening her record at 2-2.
  • Sequeira paced the Bears with seven shots (4 on goal), while Lavelle was second with six shot attempts (4 on goal).

Next Up for the Bears

The Bears will seek their third straight win facing York College in a road contest at Aviator Field on Wednesday (Sep. 12) kicking off at 7:30 p.m.