Cagnina’s Goal Gives LIU WSOC First Win Of 2019

Cagnina, LIU women's soccer
Grace Cagnina. Photo: LIU

Freshman Grace Cagnina’s goal in the 43rd minute proved to the game-winner as LIU defeated Seton Hall Friday night 1-0 in a match played at the Red Bulls Training Facility.

Freshman goalkeeper Kayla DeTreux made six saves in earning her first win of the season and the team’s first clean sheet. LIU is now 1-3 on the season.

“Great team win tonight from player one to player 30,” said Eleri Earnshaw, the Sharks’ head coach. “We played some quality soccer at times, battled for 90 minutes and ultimately were rewarded for our work in recent weeks with this result.”

The game’s only goal came when Cagnina, a Lindenhurst native, collected a loose ball from a corner kick. Her shot toward the upper left corner of the goal eluded Seton Hall keeper Harpa Johannsdottir.

Along with Cagnina, whose goal was the first of her college career, the match also saw senior Gabrielle Clark, sophomore Emily Poole, sophomore Sarah Borer and freshman Maria Orozco record one shot each.

On the defensive side of the ball junior Tiana Ono, sophomore Mia Rose Daly and freshman Sanna Vidstroem each played 90 minutes and were key to keeping Seton Hall off the scoreboard.

Seton Hall outshot LIU 16-6 (6-1 on goal) while LIU had six corner kicks to one for the Pirates. 

Up next for LIU is a match with Fairfield University (2-2) on Sunday, September 8, at 3 p.m. at Lessing Field.