August 21, 2015
Seton Hall women routed in season opener
HARRISONBURG, VA. – Senior Amanda Gulli converted from the penalty spot in the second half but the Seton Hall women’s soccer team dropped its season opener against William & Mary, 5-1, Friday in the first of two matches at the JMU Invitational.
Gulli, the Pirates’ leading scorer a year ago, narrowed the gap to two with the conversion but the Tribe answered with two goals tsoon after to account for the final score line. William and Mary took a 2-0 advantage into halftime after striking early and finished with a 26-to-5 edge in shot attempts.
William & Mary senior Samantha Cordum collected a through ball in the area and opened the scoring just 84 seconds into the match.
In the 12th minute – Rachel Moore slotted home off rebound after the goalkeeper deflected original effort from Cordum for a 2-0 margin.
In the 54th minute, Sami Grasso scored off a rebound for a 3-0 lead.
A minute later Gulli converted her penalty kick to cut the deficit to 3-1.
W&M scored twice in 67th minute – Mackenzie Kober off a loose ball in the area that sent past a diving goal keeper and
Grasso, as a collision in box led to the ball trickling over the goal line.