Iona women’s soccer team wins during homecoming


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Emma Havrilla matched the program record of 14 shutouts in the 1-0 victory over Quinnipiac University on homecoming.  

Ethan Megal, Contributing Writer

The Iona University women’s soccer team will round out their MAAC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) play on Oct. 26.  

Through 16 games this season, the Gaels are 8-4-4 with a record of 3-3-1 in conference play.  


Following their 1-2 loss against Marist College on Oct.1, the Gaels picked up a  victory on the road against Rider University 1-0 on Oct. 5. Myla Rodrigues scored her first collegiate goal in the game as the team rallied behind a solid defensive performance from Emma Havrilla who made three saves.  


The Gaels then fell to Manhattan College 0-1 on Oct. 8 in a hard-fought road loss. The team had 4 shots on goal but were not able to find the back of the net.  


Iona then returned to New Rochelle for two games at home. The team earned a 0-0 draw against Canisius College. Emma Havrilla had another excellent performance with six saves to prevent a conference loss.  


The team is coming off a win against Quinnipiac University during homecoming weekend on Oct. 15. The Gaels beat the Bobcats 1-0, with Sofia Giamanco scoring the decisive goal, her first of the season.  


The team handed Quinnipiac University their first loss in MAAC play as they now prepare to face Niagara University, Siena College and Fairfield University to conclude their 2022 campaign.  


Many players have emerged this season to help the team push for a solid MAAC finish. Emma Havrilla received MAAC defensive player of the week honors after a dominant showing this past weekend. Kedarjah Lewis continues to lead the team in goals with four on the season as well as total points with eleven. Lewis also leads the team in assists along with Samantha Hogan and Kate McNally.  


The MAAC championships begin with the first round on Oct. 30, followed by the semifinals on Nov. 3 and the championship game on Nov. 6.  


The Gaels currently sit fourth in the MAAC regular season standings, behind Fairfield University who are first, Quinnipiac University second and Niagara University in third.  

The top six teams in the regular season qualify for the MAAC tournament with the top two seeds getting a bye in the opening round, while the three and six seeds play, and the four and five seeds play, with the higher seeds playing at home.