#Seawolves look to stay hot at home Thursday vs. UMBC
Oct. 16, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team will look to remain unbeaten at LaValle Stadium this season when it welcomes UMBC for a 7 p.m. contest Thursday. The Seawolves are a perfect 7-0-0 at home in 2013.
Last Time Out
Paced by two goals from senior Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.), the Seawolves handled their SUNY rivals, Albany, by a 4-0 count on Sunday at LaValle Stadium. Freshman Christina Fluman (Pittsford, N.Y.) added a goal and an assist, while redshirt junior Queli Ornelas (Palm Harbor, Fla.) chipped in two assists. Redshirt junior keeper Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.) turned aside four shots to pick up her third clean-sheet of the season.
Despite being picked eighth in the America East preseason coaches' poll, the Retrievers have exceeded expectations thus far, compiling an 8-4-2 overall record and a 3-1-0 mark in America East play. Jessy Brown and Alexa Quaranta each have four goals to lead the team, while keeper Lauren Kadet owns a sparkling 0.88 GAA and a .797 save percentage. Kadet has played every minute in goal so far this season and has four shutouts.
At the halfway point of the America East schedule, Stony Brook and UMBC are tied for second in the standings with nine points each. Maine (3-1-1) leads the pack with 10 points, but has played one more game than both the Seawolves and Retrievers. Since the Black Bears are off Thursday, the winner of the Stony Brook/UMBC match will jump into first place by the end of the night.
Nysch Strikes Again
Senior Larissa Nysch netted two goals on Sunday against Albany to bring her career scoring total to 19 goals and 48 points. With one more goal, Nysch would become just the sixth player in Stony Brook women's soccer history to reach 50 points in their career.
Around the America East
All matches played Thursday, Oct. 17
UMass Lowell (0-13-1, 0-4-0 AE) at New Hampshire (3-5-6, 1-0-3 AE), 3:00 p.m.
Albany (1-12-1, 0-4-1 AE) at Vermont (4-7-3, 1-2-2 AE), 3 p.m.
Hartford (8-4-3, 3-2-0 AE) at Binghamton (7-4-2, 2-1-1 AE), 7 p.m.
UMBC (8-4-2, 3-1-0) at Stony Brook (8-4-1, 3-1-0), 7 p.m.