Oct. 12, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's women's soccer team held a one-goal advantages twice at La Salle Friday night, but the Hawks' first Atlantic 10 win of the season wasn't meant to be as the Explorers scored four times in the final 10 minutes to pull out a 5-2 win.
The host Explorers trailed the remainder of the half and over 20 minutes into the second stanza before getting on the board. Unfortunately for the Hawks, a ball was misplayed on their side of the field, leading to an own goal at 68:29. La Salle's Dana Giordano was credited with the goal.
Seeing their lead slip away, Saint Joseph's answered less than 10 minutes later as Osborn tallied her first goal of the year. The senior forward took a pass from junior Laura Adams and beat the Explorers keeper, Melissa Sanger, at 78:02.
Sadly, the lead was short lived for SJU as La Salle erupted for four goals in the final 10 minutes. The Explorers' Traci Depasquale tied the game at 81:21 off a corner pass from Giordano, while La Salle's Alex Conley put her squad up 3-2 at 87:03 as she beat SJU's sophomore goalkeeper Megan Bastianelli to the near post.
La Salle's Kristin Hextall scored 37 seconds later from 30 yards out to put the Explorers up 4-2, and Sara Copare finished the scoring at 88:36 with the fifth goal of the match for the home squad.
For the game, La Salle outshot the Hawks 26-9. Individually, Bastianelli made a game-high 10 saves, upping her yearly total to 104 and into the top-five single season marks in SJU history.
With the loss, the Hawks fall to 2-11-0 and 0-5-0 in conference play, while the Explorers improve to 6-6-0 and 1-3-0 in the A-10.
Saint Joseph's returns to action this Sunday, October 14, when they travel to Fordham.