Women's soccer falls to Hartford in OT on Senior Day
Oct. 21, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y - The Stony Brook women's soccer team (9-6-3, 3-4-1 AE) lost a heartbreaker in overtime to Hartford, falling 2-1 on Senior Day at LaValle Stadium on Sunday. Junior Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.) continued her stellar season with her seventh goal of the campaign.
"We're disappointed in the loss. We felt we had enough chances in overtime to get another goal, but the game is about converting chances; credit Hartford for finishing when we didn't. Going into our next game against New Hampshire, there's an advantage for both teams having just played each other. They are a good team and it should be a very competitive and spirited game."
--Head coach Sue Ryan
The Numbers Game
Boston University completed its third straight unbeaten conference season (8-0-0) and won the regular season title with a 1-0 victory over UNH Sunday. The Terriers are not eligible for the conference playoffs, however, due to their impending move to the Patriot League. As a result, No. 1 Hartford (18 points) and No. 2 Maine (11 points) get first round byes to the semifinals. Seeds 3-6 all had 10 points in the regular season, but due to tiebreakers (head-to-head results), the Wildcats claimed the No. 3 spot, while spots 4-6 went to Vermont, Albany and Stony Brook, respectively.
No. 4 Vermont will host No. 5 Albany on Thursday at 2 p.m. with the winner taking on No. 1 Hartford on Sunday. The winner of the Stony Brook/UNH Quarterfinal will travel to No. 2 Maine on Sunday for the semis.