FLUSHING, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College women's soccer team notched its third consecutive shutout dating back to last season while blanking Queens (N.Y.) College, 2-0, on Sunday.
- Saint Michael's (1-0-1), Queens (0-3)
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- First-year Kayleigh Crowell (Beverly, Mass./Beverly), 1 goal, 1 assist
- Junior Sam Page (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack), 1 goal
- Senior Katie Marullo (Enfield, Conn./Enfield), 1 assist
- Junior Claire Williams (Saint Leonard, Md./Calvert), 1 assist
- Senior Katie Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y./Maria Regina), 2 saves
- Junior Ariana Vargas, 7 saves
- Crowell and Page both netted their first college goals.
- Escobedo registered her seventh career shutout, all since last fall, to take sole possession of sixth place in program history.
- Saint Michael's held a 16-2 lead in shots while taking all three corner kicks in the game.
- The Purple Knights have now split their two meetings with Queens, having lost 2-1 at home on Aug. 29, 2009, in their only other contest.
- This marked just the third time in its past 21 outings since 2019 that Saint Michael's did not play a contest decided by one goal or less.
- Including a 1-0 win at Le Moyne College in their 2021 season finale and a scoreless draw at Dominican (N.Y.) University yesterday, the Purple Knights have notched three straight shutouts, all on the road. The Purple and Gold had last posted three straight clean sheets on the road between Oct. 16, 2006, and Sept. 13, 2007.
- The Purple Knights took all nine shots attempted in the first half, breaking the deadlock in the 19th minute when Crowell ran on to Williams' through ball and finished.
- Saint Michael's doubled the lead at 54:46, as Crowell laid off a short pass to Marullo, who served from the sideline into the box, where Page bodied the ball home while crashing the net.
- Escobedo kept the Knights off the board in the 59th minute, leaping to snag graduate student Synne Flem's redirection off of a long free kick.
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S GAME
- Saturday vs. Southern Connecticut State University, 12 p.m.
- The Purple Knights open their home and Northeast-10 Conference schedules.