A crosstown showdown is next on-tap for the Sacred Heart women’s basketball team as the Pioneers are set for a Wednesday non-conference clash with the University of Bridgeport at 11 AM from the Pitt Center. This will be the 53rd meeting between the Pioneers and Purple Knights, a showdown that originated in the 1974-75 season with SHU owning an all-time record of 30-22 in games against Bridgeport. SHU has faced Bridgeport (52 times) more than any other opponent in program history.
Trailing by 27 points entering the fourth quarter, the Sacred Heart women’s basketball team mounted a comeback bid that fell short as the Pioneers ultimately fell to the Saints, 68-57, from the Alumni Recreation Center on Saturday night. The loss brings SHU to 1-2 on the season while Siena’s first win moves them to 1-3 in 2019.
Following a 71-44 domination of Hofstra at home on Sunday, the Sacred Heart women’s basketball team heads back on the road for a Saturday night showdown at Siena with tip-off set for 7:00 PM. These two sides are meeting for the fourth straight season, with SHU winning two of those three matchups including a 72-50 win in the Pioneers’ home opener in 2018-19. SHU is going for their second straight win following an impressive outing against the Pride wherein the Pioneers shot over 50 percent from the floor in the second half, outscoring Hofstra 42-20 in the final 20 minutes of play.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Leading by just five at the halftime break, the Sacred Heart women’s basketball completely dominated the second half of play, outscoring the Pride 42-20 in the final 20 minutes of play to come away with a convincing 71-44 win over Hofstra on Sunday afternoon from the Pitt Center. The Pioneers up their win streak in home openers to three straight while improving to 1-1 overall while Hofstra falls to 1-1 on the season.
The Sacred Heart women’s basketball team hosts Hofstra on Sunday for the Pioneers’ 2019-20 home opener with tip-off set for 1:00 PM from the Pitt Center. A season removed from going 10-5 at home, the Pioneers are coming off a 95-69 loss at Seton Hall on Wednesday in what was the first game of the 2019-20 season for both teams. Six of the nine Pioneers to see the floor in that game were playing in their first career game for SHU but none shined more than Western Carolina transfer Nikki Johnson who pumped in a career-high 25 points in her first game wearing the red and white.
A trip to Seton Hall awaits the Sacred Heart women’s basketball team as the Pioneers are set to open their 21st campaign at the Div. I level in 2019-20. The Pioneers are coming off a 19-win 2018-19 season but will have some new faces across the lineup with three starters gone from last season due to graduation. This first matchup is a considerable one for SHU as Seton Hall advanced to the WNIT in 2018-19 and was just picked third in the BIG EAST Preseason Poll. Tip-off from Walsh Gymnasium is set for 7:00 PM on Wednesday.
The Sacred Heart women’s basketball team is tied for third in the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced Wednesday at the NEC Social Meida Day at Barclays Center. In addition, junior guard Adrianne Hagood was selected to the 2019-20 Preseason All-NEC Team.
The Sacred Heart University Department of Athletics announced that season tickets for the Pioneers’ men’s and women’s basketball teams are now available with all 24 home game times being set. Call the SHU Ticket Office at 203-396-8499 to purchase your season tickets today.
With just over three months remaining before the start of the regular season, the Sacred Heart women’s basketball team has released its 2019-20 Northeast Conference regular season slate, following an announcement by the NEC on Wednesday afternoon.
Entering their 21st season at the NCAA Division I level, the Sacred Heart women’s basketball team begins its 2019-20 season with a slate of 11 non-conference matchups, as announced by head coach Jessica Mannetti on Thursday afternoon.