Saint Peter's (2-7, 0-3) vs. Marist (5-4-2, 2-0-1)
Date: Wed, Sep. 27, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Joseph J. Jaroschak Field, Jersey City, NJ
Next on Tap
The Peacocks will remain at home in Jersey City on Wednesday, September 27, at 3pm, hosting Marist College.
Series History with Marist
The Peacocks and Red Foxes have met 21 times previously dating back to the 1996 season. The Peacocks trail Marist 4-17 all-time. Marist has taken the previous four meetings away from the Peacocks, with the Peacocks last defeating the Red Foxes 2-1 in double overtime during a 2012 match.
Last Season's meeting
Last season, the Peacocks met the Red Foxes in Poughkeepsie, NY, where they fell 4-2 to Marist. After falling behind 3-0 in the first half, the Peacocks scored two unanswered goals in the second to cut the game to one goal before surrendering the fourth goal in the 80'.
Red Fox Scouting Report
Marist comes to Jersey City with a 2-0-1 MAAC record and 5-4-2 overall mark. The Red Foxes are unbeaten in their previous four contests, posting a 2-0-2 mark. Marist has three players with six points on the season. The six are Camile Bowen, Nicole Sasso, and Alexa Svensson.
Last Time Out
The Peacocks were defeated 4-0 on Saturday against Niagara at home.
The Peacocks won't be back in action for one week, next playing on Wednesday, October 4 at Manhattan. Kick-off is scheduled to begin at 7pm.
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.
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.