LIU Brooklyn’s goalkeeper Jessica Sexton did everything she could to keep the Blackbirds in the game, but her offense didn’t pick her up as they lost 1-0 to St. Joseph’s on a late goal to drop their first regular season match of the year at home on Friday.
There were about 143 people on hand to watch the Blackbirds’ first game of the season. They got to see some tense action early as Sexton was forced to make a couple of big stops in the first four minutes of the game. It wasn’t until the 68th minute that St. Joseph’s Meghan DiPippa scored on a assist from Mo Hawkins.
The Blackbirds had their chances to tie it late in the game as Shino Kunisawa had a shot locked during the 89th minute and Caroline Kaplan had a chance denied inside the eight-yard box by Lauren Jancuska.
LIU Brooklyn only registered six shots, and only two on goal, for the day with Kunisawa leading the team with two. Danny Cardenas and Kaplan had the two shots on goal. Sexton made six saves.
The Blackbirds are back at LIU to take on Seton Hall Monday evening.