Early Goals Send Women's Soccer To 2-1 Victory Over Boston University
Oct. 15, 2009
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Freshman Sa'sha Kershaw (Baltimore, Md.) and sophomore Dominique Adamo (Ramsey, N.J.) scored less then two minutes apart early in the first half to lead the Stony Brook University women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over the Boston University Terriers in America East action on a rainy and blustery Thursday night at LaValle Stadium. It was the fourth straight win for the Seawolves, who not only snapped the Terriers seven-game winning streak but also handed them their first loss against an America East opponent in 22 games.
The Seawolves (6-7-2, 5-0-1 America East) are unbeaten in their last six games and moved past the Terriers into first place in the America East with the victory. Senior goalkeeper Marisa Viola (Cutchogue, N.Y.) made five saves for the Seawolves and was named Stony Brook's America East Player of the Game.
Kershaw gave SBU the lead just 9:22 into the game as she received a through ball from sophomore Holly Razzaghi (Bloomsburg, Pa.) on the left side of the 18-yard box and touched it past BU goalkeeper Janie Reilly into the right corner of the net. It was the fourth goal of the season for Kershaw, who has now scored in three of the last four games.
Adamo pushed the Seawolves advantage to 2-0 just less than two minutes later, taking a cross from freshman Taryn Schoenbeck (Newark, Del.) on the left side of the six-yard box before putting it past Reilly into the lower left corner of the goal. Viola kept the game scoreless in the 18th minute as she dove to her right to punch away a header from Jessica Morrow that looked headed for the left corner of the net.
The Terriers (9-5-2, 5-1-0 America East) got on the board in the 24th minute as Megan McGoldrick laced a shot from 20 yards out that deflected off the hand of Viola before hitting the right post and bouncing into the net. McGoldrick was named BU's America East Player of the Game.
Neither team was able to push another goal across over the final 20 minutes of the half as the Seawolves went into the break with the 2-1 lead. Viola made all of her five saves in the opening period.
BU nearly tied the game in the 70th minute but Jessica Luscinski's shot from 20 yards out hit the crossbar and was then cleared away by the Seawolves defense. Sophomore Dana Adamkiewicz (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) had nearly added to Stony Brook's lead minutes earlier but her direct kick from the left side went just wide of the right post.
Luscinski's shot was the last solid scoring chance BU would have as the Seawolves went on to their first victory over the Terriers since the 2002 season. Boston University finished with the 14-10 shot advantage but SBU compiled seven second half shots while BU had just three.
The Seawolves return to action on Sunday, Oct. 18, hosting Albany at LaValle Stadium in their final regular season home game. The Seawolves will honor their four seniors- Viola, Alexandra Teti (Downington, Pa.), Michelle Striefsky (Lansdale, Pa.) and Kelly Grant (Fairfax, Va.)- prior to the game.