Women's Soccer Weekly Update
Sept. 18, 2000
Stony Brook, N.Y. - What's On Tap This Week GAME FACTS Game 10 Penn at Stony Brook Date: Wednesday, September 20 Time: 4 p.m. Site: University Field, Stony Brook, N.Y.
Game 11: Cal-State@Sacramento Date: Sun. September 24 Time: 12:00 Site: University Field, Stony Brook, N.Y.
SEAWOLVES GO 1-2 LAST WEEK, SNAP FOUR-GAME LOSING STREAK Stony Brook began the week with a tough 4-1 loss on the road at Temple on Thursday. After knotting the game at one early in the second half, the Owls exploded for three goals in nine minutes to earn the win. It was the third straight loss for the Seawolves. On Saturday, SB tried to bounce back as it played host to Buffalo in the first round of the Holiday Inn Express Invitational. Unfortunately, an own goal broke a 0-0 tie in the second half and propelled Buffalo to a 2-0 win. Stony Brook then met Belmont in the consolation match on Sunday and broke out of a scoring slump with a 6-4 win. Jen Fontanetta scored twice for the Seawolves who snapped a four-game losing streak to improve their record to 4-4-1. Jacksonville defeated Buffalo, 4-3, in the championship game of the Holiday Inn Express Invitational.
INJURIES HAVE BEEN THE STORY The Seawolves have been hit hard by injuries this year. Last week against Temple and Buffalo, the Seawolves played with only one sub and two starters were out with injury. On a positive note, Krisha Zagura returned from a knee sprain on Saturday to give the Seawolves a boost at the midfield spot. Lisa Mariano remains sidelined with a sprained MCL and Sarah Hanover is out 2-3 weeks with an ankle sprain. Goalie Lori Nelson (hip) has yet to be cleared to play.
A GOAL BARRAGE The Seawolves were outscored 16-1 during the four-game losing streak but bounced back on Sunday with a six-goal outburst. It was the second time this season that Stony Brook has scored six goals in a game. The other was a 6-0 win over Canisius on August 27.
HEY JENNY Jen Fontanetta has stepped into the starting lineup and has begun to assert herself for the Seawolves. After a disappointing first season that saw her play in only four games due to mononucleosis, Fontanetta is enjoying a fine second season. On Sunday, she notched her first career multiple goal game when she scored the first two goals of the game, the second was a beautiful header off a left-footed cross by Kerri McCabe. She now has four goals on the year.
SERIES HISTORY Pennsylvania holds a 1-0 series edge between the two teams. Last year, they defeated Stony Brook 3-0 in Philadelphia, Pa. Sunday's meeting against Cal-State-Sacramento will be the first time the two teams have played each other.
LYNCH AND GREENBERG EARN ALL-TOURNAMENT HONORS Kristin Lynch and Sarah Greenberg were named to the Holiday Inn Express Invitational All-Tournament team on Sunday. Lynch helped anchor the Seawolves defense throughout the weekend and thwarted several good chances in the waning moments of Sunday's win. Greenberg displayed plenty of courage during the tourney. After sustaining a blow to the head on Saturday, Greenberg would not keep herself out of the lineup on Sunday and had a huge impact on the game. The freshman from Franklin Lakes, N.J. recorded an assist on Fontanetta's first goal early in the first half but is was her first collegiate goal in the final minutes of the game that sealed the win for SB.
FROM THE COACH "We were very pleased to earn a win yesterday. The team deserves a lot of credit for coming back time and time again to fight through adversity. Hopefully, we can put together a winning streak," said coach Ryan.
NEWS AND NOTES * SB is 0-1 versus Ivy League opponents this year * Kerri McCabe leads the team in scoring with six goals and three assists (15 points)
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