Women's soccer falls to URI, 3-2; will host Temple Sunday
Aug. 17, 2012
Kingston, R.I. - Goals by Sa'sha Kershaw (Baltimore, Md.) and Colleen McKenna (Manorville, N.Y.) gave the Stony Brook women's soccer team an early 2-0 lead, but Rhode Island rallied for three straight goals to prevail, 3-2, in Friday's season opener in Kingston, R.I.
"We came out really well and started the game brightly. The work ethic the entire game was very good, we just lost our way in the last five minutes of the first half and that was really where we lost the game. The effort in the second half was tremendous and we never gave up. I thought a lot of our younger players had really strong games. But for all the effort we had, we couldnt get enough shots on goal to really test their keeper in the second half."
-- Head Coach Sue Ryan
Stony Brook led 2-1 in the waning minutes of the first half, but Rhode Island scored twice within 55 seconds to swing the momentum and put the Seawolves on the back foot heading into halftime.
Stony Brook went in front 1-0 in the 5th minute when Kershaw headed in a Taryn Schoenbeck (Newark, Del.) corner kick
The Numbers Game
Rhode Island outshot Stony Brook, 16-10
Castanio made a point-blank save midway through the first half, tipping the ball onto the post and out of harm's way
Three freshmen started in tonight's season opener: midfielder Tessa Devereaux (Fayetteville, N.Y.), forward Raven Edwards (West Orange, N.J.) and defender Meagan Hallworth (Simsbury, Conn.)
The Seawolves welcome Temple to LaValle Stadium this Sunday at 2 p.m.