Women’s Soccer at Adelphi

Courtesy of Charger Athletics

Zack Pincince, Sports Editor

On Saturday, Oct. 5, Adelphi University Panthers defeated the University of New Haven Chargers women’s soccer team, 1-0, at Garden City, New Jersey.

The Chargers came into the match with a record of 2-6-1, while the Panthers came 5-2. 

The first half was a defensive battle between the two teams, which resulted in a scoreless game at halftime. Adelphi kept possession on New Haven’s side of the field. Junior goalkeeper, Paige Davis, had another strong outing in goal, picking up three saves in the first half. New Haven only picked up one shot on goal in the half with it coming from junior Jenna Peduzzi, but was easily saved by Adelphi.

The second half was not much different, with Adelphi coming out hot. The Panthers continued to pepper Davis with shots, but she was relentless in goal picking up save after save. In the 57th minute, New Haven committed a penalty, which gave Adelphi a penalty shot. Davis made a spectacular save, stopping the shot from Erica Bleimeyer to preserve the 0-0 score. 

In the 88th minute of the game, Adelphi was finally able to break through as Alexsis Weiser sank a shot into the top corner of the net to pull ahead 1-0. 

New Haven recorded just two shots on goal all day, and both came from Peduzzi. The closest chance the Chargers got to scoring was when Peduzzi sent a pass into the box and senior Tana Tufts got a foot on it, but sent the shot off the crossbar. Davis finished the game with 12 saves, one shy of her career high.

New Haven drops to 2-7-1 on the season, 1-6 in the NE-10. New Haven will play next at noon on Tuesday at Mercy College.