Late goal gives Pirates draw in Brooklyn

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team drew, 2-2, with LIU Brooklyn on Wednesday evening. Stealing the show for the Pirates was Siobhan McGovern, who found the back of the net twice in the match.

The Blackbirds got on the board first, taking the lead in the 24th minute on a goal by Kimberly Butland. However, Seton Hall responded quickly, as McGovern connected on a rebound from a Dani Camilleri shot in the 30th minute. Just a few moments later, LIU Brooklyn was awarded a penalty kick, and the Blackbirds took advantage, going back up by one. The score stayed 2-1 going into the half.

Both teams had chances to pull away in the second half, but neither could take advantage. In the 81st minute, though, the Pirates were able to get retribution as McGovern had a beautiful strike on a penalty kick, knotting things up at two. Neither team was able to score for the remainder of regulation and in extra time, as the match went final in a 2-2 draw. It is the third straight game that the Pirates have drawn in.

Photo via SHU Athletics

On top of McGovern’s standout performance, Camilleri played well for the Pirates, with her shot in the first half nearly going in, as McGovern rebounded perfectly. Sophia Duffy and Claudia D’Angelo each had a season high three shots as well.

The draw puts Seton Hall at 2-3-4 on the season. The team’s next game will mark the beginning of Big East play, as DePaul University will visit Owen T. Carroll Field on Saturday, Sept. 22. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Matthew Mlodzinski can be reached at matthew.mlodzinski@student.shu.edu or on Twitter @Mlodzinski_15.

Author: Staff Writer

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