Sept. 30, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Freshman Kristen Baker (Easley, S.C.) scored two goals, including the game-winner with just 3:54 remaining in the second OT, to lift the Stony Brook women's soccer team to a 2-1 win against Binghamton Sunday at LaValle Stadium.
"This was a prototypical America East game in that it was a spirited fight against a very worthy opponent. These games often come down to which team executes better and who gets the ball to bounce their way. At the end of the day, I was very happy with how our team responded to Binghamton's early goal and also how we came out after the lightning delay before overtime."
--Head coach Sue Ryan
The Numbers Game
- The Bearcats (6-5-1) struck first as Meghan McCarty's long free kick sailed into the box and Brittany Walsh touched it by the onrushing Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.) at the 13:08 mark
- Stony Brook responded just 3:06 later off a corner kick. Senior Taryn Schoenbeck (Newark, Del.) touched the ball to freshman Tessa Devereaux (Fayetteville, N.Y.) in the corner, who played it back to Baker on the right flank. Baker took a touch and let rip from 30 yards out, powering the ball over BU keeper Carrie Martin and into the top left corner
- Baker then won the match 90 minutes later, taking a square ball from Devereaux on the left wing, and arcing over the outstretched arms of backup keeper Stephanie Speirs from 25 yards out
- Stony Brook held a 24-12 advantage in shots
- Castanio made five saves for Stony Brook, while Speirs (six stops) and Martin (one save) combined to turn away seven Seawolves' attempts on goal
- The Seawolves had a decisive edge in corner kicks, 7-1
- Stony Brook improved to 1-1 in conference play, while Binghamton fell to 0-2-1
News and Notes
- After the end of regulation, the teams were forced to return to the locker rooms for a 40-minute lightning delay. The official time of the game was three hours and two minutes.
The Seawolves will host Vermont on Thursday at 7 p.m., before heading to Boston University next Sunday for a 1 p.m. contest