The Saint Joseph's women's soccer team dropped its home opener to Princeton, 1-0, on Friday evening at Sweeney Field.
How It Happened
• Princeton's Grace Sherman scored the game's lone goal 7:06 into the match on a shot from the top of the box to the left post. The assist was credited to Madison Curry.
• Saint Joseph's graduate student Dakota Mills led the Hawks with two shots, while junior Sofia Filippo and sophomore Aleksa Peev registered a shot apiece.
• Senior goalkeeper Cameron Perrott matched her season-high with four saves.
• Both the Hawks and Tigers entered the week ranked in the United Soccer Coaches East Region Poll. Princeton was ranked second, and received votes in the National Top-25 Poll, while SJU was ranked 10th in the region.
"I'm just a bit disappointed on how we started the game. Once we saw that we could press them and play as a team, then we started to come around," said head coach Jess Mannella. "We did so much better in the second half, but Princeton is a good team and came in receiving votes in the Top-25 Poll. What I'm excited about is we can play with them. What I'm disappointed in is that we played with them and didn't get a result at home."
The Hawks host Stony Brook at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
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