Sanda Battisita had the best opportunities for the Wagner women. (Dave Saffran Photo courtesy of Wagner SID)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Despite having multiple dangerous scoring opportunities late in the game, the Wagner College women suffered their first defeat of the season, falling to IUPUI, 1-0, at Hameline Field Sunday afternoon.
Wagner fell to 2-1-1, while the Jaguars evened their record at 3-3.
The Jaguars struck six minutes into the second half, as Krissy Kirkhoff got the ball past sophomore goalkeeper Delaney Beck.
The Green and White responded with multiple scoring opportunities, but freshman Mya Donnelly’s attempt went just wide of the right post in the 60th minute. Shortly afterwards, junior Sandra Battista had the best chance to even the score, but her lob from the edge of the penalty box hit off the crossbar and was then deflected out of bounds for a corner kick.
After an excellent save by Beck on another IUPUI scoring chance, sophomore Maria Nunez could not get the ball past the Jaguars’ goalkeeper from 18 yards with nine minutes left.
The game’s last five minutes saw the Seahawks push for the equalizer, as they had several chances after corner kicks, but a Battista header from close range was saved on what proved to be the most promising late scoring chance.
Beck finished with two saves, with junior Katie Viscardi making one in the first half.
The Seahawks will travel to Jersey City, N.J. at Saint Peter’s College at 3 p.m. Wednesday.