Saint Peter's (3-7, 1-3) vs. Manhattan (5-5-1, 3-1)
Date: Wed, Oct. 4, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Gaelic Park, Riverdale, NY
Next on Tap
After a weekend bye, the Peacocks return to action on Wednesday, October 4, when the team heads to Riverdale, NY to face Manhattan College. Kick-off for the contest will be 7pm.
History with Manhattan
The Peacocks and Manhattan have met every season since Saint Peter's became a women's soccer program in 1992. The Peacocks trail the Jaspers 3-23 all-time.
Last Season's Contest
Last season, the Peacocks fell to Manhattan 2-1 in Jersey City. The Peacocks took a 1-0 lead in the first half, but surrendered two second half goals resulting in the defeat.
Jasper Scouting Report
Manhattan brings a 3-1 MAAC record into the meeting on Wednesday. The Jaspers have won their last three games after starting league play 0-1. During Manhattan's three-game win streak, the Jaspers have wins over Siena, Iona, and Marist, scoring four goals in the last two wins over Iona and Marist.
Last Time Out
The Peacocks ended a three-year drought, with a 1-0 win over Marist last Wednesday. The win was the first MAAC victory for the program since 2014 and the first win over Marist since 2012. Barbara Paiva (56') scored the game-winning goal for the Peacocks with the assist coming from Nazae Craw. Victoria Scarratt recorded her second career shutout win, making five saves in the win.
The Peacocks continue MAAC action on Saturday, October 7 when the team travels to Loudonville, NY to face the Siena Saints. The contest begins at 1pm.
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.