HILLSIDE, N.J. — Four players scored, leading the NJIT women to their second consecutive shutout victory over Saint Peter’s College, 4-0, in non-conference action Saturday.
NJIT, winners of its last two matches, moved to 2-3 while the Peacocks fell to 1-2.
The Highlanders recorded a season-best 27 shots, holding a 27-7 advantage (13-3 in shots on goal), including 12-1 on corner kicks.
Senior goalkeeper Amelia Sapirman picked up her second consecutive shutout victory, recording three saves. Saint Peter’s Victoria Scarratt stopped nine shots.
The four Highlander goal scorers were: Emily Heckman (41:41), Carly Berdan (50:38), Fiorella Doglio (76:36) and Briana Hackos (81:46).
NJIT got on the board in the 42nd minute on a goal by Heckman, her first of the season off a corner kick. Gerber, who was credited with the assist, notched her second assist of the season and seventh of her career.
The Highlanders continued their momentum into the second half, adding an insurance goal by Berdan in the 51st minute off a corner kick by Noelle Batista. Berdan received the ball inside the box and tucked it away off the back of her heel.
Berdan connected on a point blank shot inside the box off a scramble as Saint Peter’s keeper made a diving save to keep the ball on the goal line.
NJIT added to its goal totals in the 77th minute on Doglio’s second goal of the season. The play began with freshman Carlitah Cortina slipping the ball behind two defenders. Fiorella placed the ball to the left of the keeper.
After a shot by Cortina in the 82nd minute was saved and punched out by the Peacock keeper, sophomore Briana Hackos collected the ball off the save at the top of the box and put away her first goal of the season.
NJIT will return to action at Fairfield University Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.