PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Queens College women's soccer team picked up its first win of the season on Thursday, 2-0, over Chestnut Hill College on the road. The Knights dominated, taking 22 more shots than the Griffins.
Queens caps off its four-game road stand at 1-3, while Chestnut Hill falls to 0-2 on the season.
Despite a scoreless first half, it was all Knights in the opening frame. Queens registered 14 shots, compared to just two for Chestnut Hill. Five of those shots went on goal, and senior Erin Vernillo put the pressure on by taking five shots herself in the opening half.
As the Knights continued to keep the pressure on, Queens was finally rewarded in the 48th minute. That's when freshman Hannah Gallivan scored her first career goal on a cross pass from Vernillo.
From there, Queens continued to control the tempo. The Knights matched their shot total from the first half, with another 14 shots in the second half, while holding the Griffins to four. In the 87th minute, Queens put the match away, as sophomore Guro Eriksen scored her second goal of the season on an assist from freshman Agnes Stanton.
For the game, Queens outshot Chestnut Hill, 28-6. The Knights also recorded more corner kicks than the Griffins, 7-2.
Senior goalkeeper Nicole Cranny (1-3) only had to make two saves to post her first shutout of the season. For Vernillo, it was her second assist of the season, while Eriksen became the first Knight with multiple goals on the year in her very first season with the team.
Queens will finally return home on Tuesday, Sept. 12, when the Knights host Georgian Court University at 4 p.m. in their home opener at the QC Soccer Field.