Women’s Soccer Sweeps Homestand


The Mercy Mavericks’ women’s soccer team closed out its four-game homestand with two shutout wins.

They won all four games on their homestand, without conceding a goal (9-0).

Mercy is now 9-2 on the season and is now receiving votes in the coach’s top 25 polls for Division II Women’s Soccer.

With a career-high two goals from junior Kaitlyn Denning, Mercy collected the victory over Southern Connecticut State University on Saturday, October 12th.

Mercy scored early in this one as Fernanda Castro sent a ball from midfield down the right side of the field to Denning who found the back of the net in the 6th minute. Mercy solidified their win when Jess Brandt found Denning and the junior capitalized for the second time to give the Mavericks a 2-0 lead.

Also with that assist, Brandt tied the program record for assists in a career with 18.

Mercy held a 12-6 edge in shots and a 5-1 edge in corner kicks.

Then on Wednesday, October 16th, the Mavs earned a 3-0 victory over ECC rival St. Thomas Aquinas College.

Three different Mavs scored in this game, propelling Mercy to a sweep of their 4 game homestand. The trio of Juliana Conforti, Claudia McKail and Denning

A team win and a dominating effort in the midfield and defense now has Mercy rolling winning 4 straight with an overall record of 9-2

Mercy held a 15-7 edge in shots and a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Head Coach Danny Leon Jr. and the Mavericks resume action on Saturday, October 19th when they play at New York Tech at 12 p.m.