Oct. 10, 2009

Courtesy of Franklin Pierce

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 10, 2009) – The 12th-ranked Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team suffered a tough 2-0 loss at No. 2 Saint Rose on Saturday in Albany, N.Y. The loss snapped the Ravens nine-game winning streak as they fell to 11-3-0 overall and 9-2-0 in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Golden Knights remained unbeaten at 13-0-0 and 10-0 in the league.

Saint Rose out-shot Franklin Pierce by a count of 19-5, as it marked the first time this season the Ravens were shut out in a match. Franklin Pierce freshman goalkeeper Casey Edward (Marshfield, Mass.) made five saves in the setback.

The two teams were meeting for the first time since Saint Rose defeated Franklin Pierce in back-to-back games at the end of the 2008 season. The Golden Knights won the Northeast-10 Tournament title at Sodexo Field last season, and then defeated the Ravens in the NCAA Regional the following week.

Kimberly Morton put Saint Rose on top, 1-0, with a first-half goal (24:08) and Carly Pengelly sealed the win with a second-half tally in the 75th minute.

Franklin Pierce returns to action Wednesday night when it plays host to Merrimack at 6 p.m. in Sodexo Field. The game will mark another exciting “Pierce Pride” event for students on campus and fans throughout the area. For more information on Franklin Pierce women’s soccer, please visit the team’s page at athletics.franklinpierce.edu(.)