Saint Peter's (2-5, 0-1) vs. Rider (0-7, 0-1)
Date: Wed, Sep. 20, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ben Cohen Turf Field, Lawrenceville, NJ
Next on Tap
The Peacocks will travel to hOURglass Rival Rider on Wednesday night for a 7pm kick-off.
hOURglass Rivalry with Rider
The Peacocks will square off with the Broncs for the 21st time since 1997 when the Rider joined the MAAC. The Peacocks trail the Broncs 4-16 overall and are 0-4 against the Broncs since the hOURglass Rivalry inception in 2013.
Last Season's meeting
Last season when the teams met in Jersey City, Rider earned a 2-0 victory over the Peacocks.
Rider Scouting Report
The Rider Broncs enter the contest with a winless record of 0-7, and a 0-1 MAAC record. The Broncs most recently lost 1-0 to Marist in their MAAC opener. Rider is led by Kourtney Cunningham who has two of the teams four goals on the season.
Last Time Out
The Saint Peter's were defeated by Quinnipiac in the MAAC opener on Saturday.
The Peacocks will return home to host Niagara on Saturday, September 23 at 2pm.
MAAC Player of the Week
Barbara Paiva earned MAAC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the week of September 11 after amassing three goals and one assist for seven total points. Paiva's three goals and seven total points were more than any other MAAC player had on the week, leading to her first career weekly award.
Among the MAAC Leaders
Junior forward Barbara Paiva and freshman goalkeeper Victoria Scarratt sit atop of the MAAC rankings in several statistical categories. Paiva ranks second in the conference in goals and goals per game and she ranks third in points per game and fifth in points. Scarrat is the MAAC leader in saves per game and she ranks second in total saves and sixth in save percentage.
Looking Back at 2016
Saint Peter's ended the 2016 season with a 1-13-2 overall record and a 0-9-1 record in the MAAC. The Peacocks earned a league point for the first time in over two years last season with its draw with Fairfield and the team took playoff qualifying Canisius to overtime on senior day. Saint Peter's also gave up 34 less goals in 2016 compared to 2015, cutting its average goals allowed per game from 4.64 in 2015 to 2.81 in 2016.
Looking Forward to 2017
The Peacocks only lost three seniors from the 2016 squad and the team returns 13 players from last year's roster. Returning starters include Taylor McLean, Alyssa Conanan, Brooke Trotta, Mia Greene, Olivia Nazzaro, Alexandria Couto, Aleena Cruz, Victoria Babcock, and Kelsey Nugent.
Head coach Melissa Sherwood added six new student-athletes to the 2017 team. Nazae Craw, Isabel Fernandez, Carlee Gonzalez, Rachel Ingram, Elizabeth Pacillo, and Victoria Scarratt joined the lineup for the fall.
About the Coach
Melissa Sherwood is in her second season as the women's soccer head coach at Saint Peter's in 2017. Under Sherwood in 2016, the Peacocks earned a league point for the first time in over two years earning a draw with Fairfield and the team took playoff qualifying Canisius into overtime on senior day. Sherwood's squad also gave up 34 less goals in 2016 than in 2015 before she took over, cutting the average goals allowed per game from 4.64 in 2015 to 2.81 in 2016.