Women’s soccer looks to 2018 with eye on young talent
Nov01

Women’s soccer looks to 2018 with eye on young talent

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team completed its season at home on Oct. 26, losing to Marquette by a final score of 2-0. The Pirates finished the year with a 0-12-5 record overall and a 0-6-3 record in the Big East. Despite not achieving the success the Pirates and head coach Rick Stainton would have preferred this season, the team still had some bright spots. Two of those came when the Pirates kicked off Big East play with two...

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Seton Hall fall to Marquette on Senior Night
Oct27

Seton Hall fall to Marquette on Senior Night

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team dropped their final game of the season, 2-0, to the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Pirates paid homage to seven players before kick-off, with Sarah Cortes, Laura Dramis, Lauren Hall, Katie Landes, Ryann Ramirez, Andrea Palermo and Ana Zadro, a few of whom were part of head coach Rick Stainton’s first recruiting class, suiting up in the blue and white for the last time. “They’ve...

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Women’s soccer falls to Providence in Mary Jennings memorial game
Oct22

Women’s soccer falls to Providence in Mary Jennings memorial game

Seton Hall’s women’s soccer lost a heartbreaker Sunday against Providence College, 2-1, in a game honoring Mary Jennings. The team’s record is now 0-11-5, and with the Pirates no longer in post-season contention. Jennings was a Seton Hall soccer player who would have graduated in 2007 with a degree in secondary education and history. Unfortunately, in 2006, at the age of 21, Jennings lost her battle with cancer. In support of...

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Lauren Hall wonder-goal not enough as Pirates fall 2-1 to Xavier
Oct20

Lauren Hall wonder-goal not enough as Pirates fall 2-1 to Xavier

Seton Hall midfielder Lauren Hall’s second goal of the season could not stop the Pirates from falling to the Xavier Musketeers, 2-1, on the road in Cincinnati, Ohio. Xavier was the more offensive side from the onset, holding possession for most of the match while maintaining a constant presence in the Pirates’ defensive half. The first game-changing moment occurred in the middle of the first half, when Seton Hall starting goalkeeper...

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Women’s soccer using ‘31 as one’ to stick together amidst adversity
Oct18

Women’s soccer using ‘31 as one’ to stick together amidst adversity

When a team is without a win after 14 regular-season games, what holds the locker room together? For the Seton Hall women’s soccer team, that answer has been a simple phrase: 31 as one. The message, which signifies all 31 players on the roster being unified as one collective whole, came to Pirates coach Rick Stainton during one of the team’s many preseason meetings in August. The coach figured the phrase had left some mark on his...

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Dramis’ big saves not enough as Seton Hall falls 1-0 to St. John’s
Oct15

Dramis’ big saves not enough as Seton Hall falls 1-0 to St. John’s

A valiant effort by the Seton Hall back five was not enough, as the Pirates came up short, 1-0, on the road against St. John’s. The offense was simply not there for the Pirates as they only took five shots during the entire game, with only being on goal. The Red Storm, on the other hand, put the Pirates defense under constant duress, taking 18 shots, with eight of them on goal. That pressure by St. John’s made for a busy day for...

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Pirates pick up point in 1-1 draw against Creighton
Oct09

Pirates pick up point in 1-1 draw against Creighton

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team drew Creighton, 1-1, earning their third result in five conference games on an overcast Sunday afternoon at Owen T. Carroll Field. The Pirates lone goal came on a Julia Stirpe penalty kick in the 86th minute which knotted the game at one. Stirpe was able to draw a timely foul in the box and put away her second goal of the year, slotting home the spot kick with her right foot. Stirpe’s...

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Pirates offense creates but fails to convert in 1-0 loss
Oct06

Pirates offense creates but fails to convert in 1-0 loss

In a game that was truly a defensive chess match, the Seton Hall women’s soccer team was unable to find the back of the net, losing a tough one at home to Villanova on Thursday night, 1-0. The Pirates were hungry for a victory after their most recent Big East contest, on the road against Georgetown, ended in a lopsided 5-0 defeat. Opportunities were hard to come by, but no opportunity was greater than when Villanova received a free...

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Pirates draw Bulldogs in Big East home opener
Sep29

Pirates draw Bulldogs in Big East home opener

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team tied Butler, 1-1, in their conference home opener on Thursday night. For the Pirates, it was another point earned in their second Big East game after an opening draw on the road against DePaul. Laura Dramis got the start in net for Seton Hall and made a flurry of diving saves throughout the match to preserve the draw.  Perhaps her most important save came in the final seconds when the Bulldogs...

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SHU way behind Georgetown, Marquette, Butler, in Big East
Sep21

SHU way behind Georgetown, Marquette, Butler, in Big East

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team is eight games into its 2017 campaign, yet it is still looking for its first victory. The problem has been clear for the Hall so far – it cannot seem to find the back of the net. But if this problem is already occurring in non-conference matches, the Pirates are in for a rude awakening once Big East play begins on Sept. 23, when they head to Chicago to play the DePaul Blue Demons. It is a rebuilding...

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Women’s soccer adjusting into Big East play
Sep13

Women’s soccer adjusting into Big East play

Seton Hall women’s soccer team has struggled early this season, going 0-4-2 in out-of-conference play. The root of the team’s problem is as simple as the purpose of the game: score. With only three goals on 49 shots, the Pirates are shooting a six percent success rate, while their opponent are just over 18 percent. The opportunities have been there in many games. In the team’s latest 1-0 loss to Marist at Owen T. Carroll Field, the...

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Seton Hall scores first but is unable to find winner at Duquesne
Sep10

Seton Hall scores first but is unable to find winner at Duquesne

Seton Hall’s women’s soccer team endured a hard fought battle against Duquesne on Sunday afternoon, with 110 minutes leaving nothing between the sides, as both settled for a 1-1 draw. After back-to-back 1-0 losses this past week, the Hall looked to end its losing streak and earn its first victory of the season on Sunday afternoon at Rooney Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Pirates took four shots in the first half before getting on the...

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