Women’s Soccer’s Late Rally Comes Up Short at Purchase

Women’s Soccer’s Late Rally Comes Up Short at Purchase

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Two goals in the final five minutes of the game weren't enough for the St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) women's soccer team (6-5, 1-2) at Purchase College (5-3, 2-2) on Wednesday night, as the Bears fell 4-3 in a Skyline Conference matchup.

All of St. Joseph's goals came in the second half with junior Anisah Molic (Staten Island, N.Y./Susan E. Wagner) scoring early while classmate Deserae Sequeira (Clark, N.J./Arthur L. Johnson) netted goals in the 85th and 89th minutes.

How It Happened
The first half was uneventful early on as sophomore keeper Reem Shaban (Brooklyn, N.Y./New Utrecht) saved the Panthers' first two shots of the game within the first five minutes. Both sides traded shots until PC's Rebecca Colgan netted her first of four tallies on the night in the 42nd minute, assisted by Brett Robison.

Colgan put in an unassisted score just a minute later and two minutes before the break as Purchase carried a 2-0 bump into intermission. SJC's offense was much more aggressive in the second half, outshooting the hosts 14-8, as Molic scored the period's first goal unassisted in the 58th minute to bring her team within one. The one-goal deficit didn't last long, however, as Colgan did it herself once again nine minutes later and put in her fourth tally of the game with 83:23 on the clock.

Despite trailing by three, the Bears refused to quit as Sequeira took over scoring with five minutes to play and netting a penalty kick goal with less than two minutes remaining. Shaban saved a PC shot second later and Sequeira attempted one more, but it was blocked and the Bears came up short on the road.

For the Bears

  • Sequeira fired a game-high nine shots leading to her fifth multi-goal game of the season.
  • Molic scored on five shots, three of which were on goal.
  • Christina DiBartolo (Middle Village, N.Y./Forest Hills) assisted on Sequeira's first goal.
  • Shaban came away with seven saves in a losing effort.
  • The Bears outshot Purchase 19-17 on the night and line up two more corner kicks than the hosts (4-2).

Next Up
Another conference tilt returning home to face Manhattanville on Saturday (Oct. 5) beginning at noon with live stats and video streaming at SJCBears.com/live.