Saint Peter's (3-9, 1-5) vs. Fairfield (5-7, 3-3)
Date: Wed, Oct. 11, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Jaroschak Field, Jersey City, NJ
Next on Tap
The Peacocks return to Jersey City after a two-week hiatus on Wednesday, October 11, when the team host Fairfield. The Peacocks will look to make it two straight wins at home for the first time since 2015 when the team knocked off Hampton and then Delaware State in consecutive home games. Kick-off is set for 3pm.
History with the Stags
The Peacocks have met the Stags 26 times previously. Saint Peter's has never defeated Fairfield, posting a 0-24-2 record against them.
Last Year's Meeting
The Peacocks played Fairfield to a 1-1 draw last season ending a 24-game MAAC skid and five-game losing streak for the Peacocks. The tie, at the time was also the team's first point in conference play since September 18, 2014.
Fairfield Scouting Report
The Stags enter the week with a 5-7 overall record and a 3-3 MAAC tally. Fairfield began conference play 2-0, before dropping three straight. The Stags have since ended the losing streak after knocking off Niagara, 2-1, on Saturday.
Last Time Out
The Peacocks lost their second straight contest, after falling to Siena, 5-0, on Saturday.
The Peacocks head back on the road for the next two games. First, the Peacocks travel to Buffalo for a Saturday meeting with Canisius. Then, the Peacocks head to Iona for a match on Wednesday, October 18.
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.