Eriksen Strikes, But Holy Family Tops Queens in Season Opener

Eriksen Strikes, But Holy Family Tops Queens in Season Opener

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Sophomore Guro Eriksen scored her first career goal in a Knights uniform, but the Queens College women's soccer team fell on the road to Holy Family University in its season opener on Thursday, 3-1.

Eriksen led the way for Queens (0-1) with the Knights' lone goal and putting two shots on goal. Senior Erin Vernillo recorded her first assist of the season and took eight shots, including four shots on goal. Fellow senior Courtney Locurcio took three shots, with two on goal. As a team, the Knights took 20 combined shots compared to 13 for Holy Family. Senior Nicole Cranny (0-1) saved five shots in net for Queens.

Hannah Derby scored a goal and recorded an assist for Holy Family (1-0), while Brianna Rock tallied two assists. Tigers goalkeeper Emily Camp saved a combined 10 shots during the matchup.

Holy Family took an early 1-0 lead as Stefani Ulmer scored on an assist from Hannah Derby 20:00 into the contest. The Knights responded and were able to tie the game at one just 35 seconds later when Eriksen found the back off the net from the right side on a pass from Vernillo.

Unfortunately for the Knights, the Tigers broke the tie at the 29:11 mark when Derby scored off an assist from Rock from the right side. Later in the game, Cailey Plath scored the game's fourth goal from a Rock assist with less than 20 minutes remaining to secure the two-goal advantage.

Queens will remain on the road, looking to secure its first victory of the 2017 season this Saturday against Jefferson at 12 p.m.