Engel proves to be a catalyst for women’s soccer
Sep06

Engel proves to be a catalyst for women’s soccer

When looking at the stat sheet for the Seton Hall women’s soccer team, Izzy Engel’s name may not immediately jump out at you. The sophomore midfielder from Crescent, Pa., has yet to register a goal or assist so far this season, but her impact on the team’s newfound success cannot be understated. The Pirates, currently 2-3-1, have relied on Engel heavily to control play from the center of the pitch. Through the team’s first six games,...

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Harrigan lifts Pirates over Quinnipiac with late goal
Aug30

Harrigan lifts Pirates over Quinnipiac with late goal

Thanks to a 73rd-minute header from sophomore midfielder Cassy Harrigan, Seton Hall improved to 2-2 on the year with a 1-0 road victory over Quinnipiac on Wednesday night. Throughout the night, Seton Hall dominated possession and out-shot Quinnipiac 19-7, but the Pirates were unable to break through until the later stages of the game. A corner kick from senior Lauren Garcia did the trick, though, as Garcia’s beautifully played...

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Gonzalez penalty kick propels Women’s Soccer to first win of season
Aug23

Gonzalez penalty kick propels Women’s Soccer to first win of season

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team came out victorious, 1-0, for the first time this season as midfielder Eva Gonzalez converted a second-half penalty kick to lift the Pirates over Loyola University Maryland on Thursday night. Through the first half of play, both sides were nearly identical in terms of shots, corners and fouls. However, the stats do not tell the story of the attack-mindedness of Seton Hall from the start. Within the...

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Pirates draw with Delaware in home opener
Aug19

Pirates draw with Delaware in home opener

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team fought tooth and nail with Delaware in its home opener on Sunday night at Owen T. Carroll Field, but the end result was a 0-0 draw. Early in the first half, much like in the prior game against Siena, the Pirates were pinned in their own zone. The Blue Hens began by ringing a shot off the crossbar just 15 minutes into the contest, and followed that with a break in the 20th minute that was...

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

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

The Seton Hall women’s soccer team suffered a narrow defeat against Siena University, 1-0, in its 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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