#Seawolves start America East title defense at Vermont Sunday
Sept. 27, 2013
Burlington, Vt. - After posting a 5-3-1 record in non-conference action, the Stony Brook women's soccer team will head north to open America East play this Sunday at Vermont. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Last Time Out
Stony Brook dropped a pair of games at the Omni Hotels Colorado Women's Soccer Classic last weekend. The Seawolves fell to host Colorado, a team that is receiving votes in the latest NSCAA Top 25 Poll, by a score of 4-0, before falling 1-0 to Northern Colorado in the tournament finale. Senior Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.) and sophomore Priscilla Wiggins (Princeton, N.J.) were each named to the All-Tournament Team at the end of the weekend.
Scouting the Catamounts
Vermont enters with a 3-5-1 record and is unbeaten in its last two games. All three of the Catamounts' wins have come at home (Colgate, Quinnipiac, Bryant), where the team owns a 3-2-1 record overall. Nikki McFarland leads the squad with five points and is tied for the team lead with two goals with Caitie Green. Ally Ramos has started every game in net and owns a 1.80 GAA and a .768 save percentage.
Series vs. Vermont
Stony Brook is 8-12 all-time vs. the Catamounts. Vermont has won the last two meetings, including a 2-1 overtime win at LaValle Stadium last season. Stony Brook's last win at Vermont was on Oct. 11, 2009, a 2-0 victory.
Heading into America East play, the Seawolves lead the conference in several categories. Stony Brook ranks first in the America East in shots (148), shots per game (16.44), points (53), points per game (5.89), goals (17), goals per game (1.89), assists (19) and assists per game (2.11). Nysch continues to lead the conference with 12 points, while her five goals are also tops in the America East. Sophomore Stella Norman (Lakewood, Colo.) is also tied for the conference lead in assists with four.
America East Glance
All games played on Sunday, Sept. 29:
UMBC (6-2-2) at Maine (3-3-3), 12 p.m.