BOSTON – The Suffolk women's soccer team pushed its win streak to five straight with a 7-1 victory over Pine Manor Monday night at James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park.
SCORE: Suffolk 7, Pine Manor 1
RECORDS: Suffolk (9-7) | Pine Manor (6-4)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Suffolk used a 3-0 first half lead and mirrored that in the second stanza and added one more en route to its fifth straight win.
- Alexandra Nagri broke open the sobering in the 16th minute. From the left, Melissa Adamo crossed into the box where Erika Nelson drew out Charley Lutz and made a sliding pass to Nagri, who easily slide the rock past Lutz. The junior's 15th goal of the season put Suffolk in front 1-0.
- Nagri made it a 2-0 Suffolk game just about three minutes later. Jessica Harmon found Nagri right in front and the Salem, New Hampshire, local put her 16th tally of the season away.
- Harmon added a goal of her own on the scoresheet 1:07 later. Erika Nelson sent at through ball from the midfield up to Harmon, who beat the defender and scored to stretch Suffolk's lead to three, 3-0.
- Jennifer Martin used a cross feed from Nagri to stretch the Rams' lead to four goals just 1:36 into the second stanza.
- Harmon set up Martin's 13th goal of the season with a floating feed to the center of the box. Martin's goal gave Suffolk a 5-0 cushion.
- Nagri completed her hat trick two minutes after Martin's tally. The forward beat the defender and scored into the left corner, marking her 17th goal of the season.
- Off a corner in the 72nd minute, Paola Vangjeli picked up a feed from Nelson to make it a 7-0 Rams game. The score was the first of the sophomore's career.
- Pine Manor ruined Suffolk's seventh cleansheet of the season with a late goal. Elizabeth Anderson put her fifth goal of the season away on a one-on-one opportunity at 82:25.
KEEPING UP WITH THE KEEPERS
- A trio of netminders saw action for the Rams with Kirsten Weiker earning her 12th straight of the season. The sophomore goalie earned the victory with 30 minutes of action.
- Jordan Pettograsso came in on relief. The freshman keeper made two saves in 29:06 minutes of play. Pettograsso returned to finish the game following an injury. She finished the night with three stops and one goal against.
- Julia Fieldsend also saw action in between the pipes for Suffolk, before being replaced by Pettograsso after an injury.
- Charley Lutz started her fourth game in between the posts for the Gators. She faced 14 shots shots, allowing seven goals and stopping seven to slip to 4-4 on the season.
- The win marks Suffolk's fifth straight, the longest win streak for the Rams since stringing nine victories together from Sept. 28 - Oct. 26, 2010.
- Suffolk remained undefeated against Pine Manor all-time and improved to 6-0 against the Gators.
- The Rams wrapped up their home slate, 6-2, the best percentage at home since a 6-2-1 ledger on the friendly confines of Suffolk's turf in 2011.
- Suffolk secured six home wins, which is a program best, for the third time in program history, also matching that number in 2010 and 2011.
- The seven goals are the second-most for Suffolk this season with the Rams' season best of nine coming at Wheelock Sept. 7.
- Nagri is the first Ram to net two hat tricks in one season Leslie Hayden netted three in 2011.
Now on the road for its final three games of the regular season, Suffolk heads to Albertus Magnus for a mid-week match. Game time is set for 4 p.m.