Women’s Soccer Falls To Wagner, 2-0

Tricia Giglio

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A pair of first half goals by Amanda Sieferman and Samantha Jensen helped propel Wagner to a 2-0 triumph over Holy Cross in non-conference women's soccer action on Sunday afternoon at Hameline Field. With the win, the Seahawks improve to 3-0-0 on the season, while the Crusaders slip to 0-2-0.

Wagner grabbed the 1-0 advantage in the 18th minute, as Sieferman headed the ball in off a corner kick by Siara Kolpon. Jensen scored the second goal of the match for Wagner in the 32nd minute with an assist coming from Sieferman. Holy Cross could not get much going on the offensive side of the ball during the first half, as Wagner held the 9-4 advantage in shots and the 4-2 edge in shots on goal.

The second half was a whole different story for the Crusaders, but unfortunately, they could not find the back of the net over the final 45 minutes. During the second stanza, Holy Cross launched six shots on net and 14 shots in total. The Crusaders also had three corner kicks in the half, but they could not convert on any of the opportunities. Holy Cross freshman forward Christina Napolitano (Concord, Mass.) had four of the team's shots on net during the second half.

Wagner goalkeeper Katie Marcy made eight stops and picked up her first shutout of the season, while Holy Cross junior goalkeeper Carly McCabe (Barrington, R.I.) made three saves for the Crusaders.

Holy Cross held advantages in total shots (18-16), shots on goal (8-6) and corner kicks (4-2), while junior forward Gina Righini (Salem, N.H.) had two shots on goal for Holy Cross.

The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday, Sept. 3, as they will host Manhattan in the 2013 home opener at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium at 6:00 p.m.