BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Second half goals from sophomores Anisah Molic (Staten Island, N.Y./Susan E. Wagner) and Deserae Sequeira (Clark, N.J./Arthur L. Johnson) lifted the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) women's soccer team (4-4, 1-1 Skyline) to a 2-1 win over Purchase State College in the Skyline opener on Saturday night.
How It Happened
St. Joseph's outshot Purchase 4-1 in the first 30 minutes of play as neither team could find their offensive footing early on. However, in the 33rd minute, a Panther corner kick resulted in a clamor for the ball in the box and a ricochet off of a Bear gave the visitors' a 1-0 lead. Despite being down 1-0 on the own goal, SJC led in shots (6-1) and corners (4-2) at the half as their offense was threatening early.
The Bears didn't trail for long as Sequeira received a throw-in from Lisa Loschiavo (Malverne, N.Y./Valley Stream North) near the baseline left of the goal and hooked a shot into the right corner of the net to tie things up at one (57'). Neither side could find an advantage until the 78th minute when another Loschiavo throw-in led Molic perfectly into a one-on-one in which she chipped the ball over the keeper's head for the game winner. The goal also secured the Bears' first come from behind win since a 5-2 victory over Washington Adventist on October 19, 2012.
For the Bears
- Molic and Sequeira each attempted three goals and had two shots on goal apiece.
- Loschiavo assisted on both of St. Joseph's goals in the game.
- Rookie Julia Lavelle (Bayside, N.Y./Mary Louise Academy) led the Bears in shots with five (3 on goal) while Rachel Rocha (Linden, N.J./Linden) fired two of her own.
- Goalkeeper Reem Shaban (Brooklyn, N.Y./New Utrecht) saved two of the three shots she saw in her fourth win of the season.
Next Up for the Bears
Another Skyline battle against sibling rival SJC Long Island on Tuesday (Sep. 25) in Patchogue beginning at 7 p.m. with live stats and video at SJCBears.com.