After a quiet first half when the two teams combined for seven shots and neither could find the back of the net, LIU (2-7-1, 1-1-0 NEC) would break the scoreless deadlock in the 58th minute. A corner kick from Emily Poole eluded a gaggle of players in the box and found its way into the back of the goal for a 1-0 lead.
In the 65th minute, the Sharks extended their lead when Oldroyd scored her first of the game off an assist from Julia Duffy of Oceanside. LIU would go ahead by three when Poole would assist on Oldroyd’s second of the game.
The Sharks would have to hang on as St. Francis scored in the 86th and 90th minutes to make the match interesting.
LIU outshot St. Francis 14-10 (9-5 on goal). Oldroyd led the Sharks with six shots while Hedda Einarsson had three shots and Emily Tirado of Selden had two shots. In goal, Kayla DeTreux made three saves.
The Sharks resume NEC play against Saint Francis University (2-5-1, 1-0-0) on Friday, October 4, at 4 p.m. at LIU Soccer Park.