Early goal dooms Seton Hall in Women’s Soccer season opener
Aug17

Early goal dooms Seton Hall in Women’s Soccer season opener

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team suffered a narrow defeat against Siena University, 1-0, in their first game of the season on Friday afternoon. As soon as the referee blew his whistle to signal the opening kick of the game, the Saints pressed forward in an attacking position. Seton Hall, unable to react in time, was not in position to head away the first cross of the game. Sienna capitalized on the kick directed from the left of the...

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Stainton increasingly looks north for answers in recruitment
Jun19

Stainton increasingly looks north for answers in recruitment

It is hard to sugarcoat an 0-12-5 season, but Seton Hall women’s soccer’s Rick Stainton is doing his best to find positives. The soon to be fifth-year head coach knows his team has the talent and capability to win, despite the fact that results were not flattering in the fall of 2017. The transition to the 2018 season has been underway for some time now, from ceremonial announcements of new captains: Taylor Cutcliff, Eva Gonzalez and...

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Fall at the Hall: Autumn action approaching
Jun19

Fall at the Hall: Autumn action approaching

Soon, school will be back in session, which means the beginning of what is to be a long year for Seton Hall Athletics. With the fall sports season right around the corner, take a look at where each team stands heading into 2018: Women’s Soccer: Nick Santoriello The Seton Hall women’s soccer team will hope to bounce back from a tough season last fall. Entering his fifth season at the helm, head coach Rick Stainton will look to improve...

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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 falls to Marquette on Senior Night
Oct27

Seton Hall falls to Marquette on Senior Night

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team dropped its 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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