Women's soccer uses late surge to beat Siena, 3-1

Sophomore Danielle Fuller opened the scoring for the Seawolves in the 16th minute

Sep 8, 2013

Box Score

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team (4-1-1) scored twice in the final 18 minutes on Sunday to top Siena by a 3-1 score at LaValle Stadium. Sophomore Danielle Fuller (Staten Island, N.Y.), freshman Leah Yurko (Cumberland, Md.) and freshman Lindsay Hutchinson (Millersville, Pa.) each scored their first collegiate goals in the win.

Coach Sue Ryan's Reaction

"I'm especially excited because we had a lot of firsts today. First and foremost, it was great to get Meagan Hallworth back in the lineup as this was her first game back from injury. Also, we had Hannah Groth get her first assist, and obviously three players scored their first goals today. For us to be successful, we have to rely on senior leadership, but if we can get our new players to give these kind of performances, it's a great sign for our program going forward."

Goal Recaps

• Fuller opened the scoring at 15:58 with a header from four yards out off a cross by sophomore Stella Norman (Lakewood, Colo.) on the right wing. 
• Siena (3-2-0) equalized at 55:59 when Brittany Pfaff chased down a long pass and slipped it by an onrushing Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.) and inside the left post.
• The Seawolves took the lead for good in the 73rd minute when senior Ahriel Fernandez (East Haven, Conn.) played a long ball into the box to Yurko, who was able to head it over the keeper to make it 2-1.
• Stony Brook tacked on an insurance tally just 4:05 later when Hutchinson headed home a cross by freshman Hannah Groth (Cedarburg, Wis.) from the left wing.  



The Numbers Game

• Stony Brook attempted a seasoon-high 28 shots in the match and outshot the Saints by a 28-14 margin.
• Senior Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.) led all players with eight shot attempts.
• Castanio made seven stops for the Seawolves.
• Siena keeper Taylor Booth stopped 10 shots, before giving way to Erin Kelly for the final 7:52 of the match.

News & Notes

• Nine different Seawolves have scored at least one goal this season.
Stella Norman, Shannon Grogan and Larissa Nysch have each recorded points in three of the Seawolves' four home matches.
• Fernandez's assist on Yurko's game-winner was the first point in her collegiate career.
• Stony Brook has outscored its opponents by a 7-0 margin after the 65th minute of play this year.
• Stony Brook is the first America East team to beat Siena this season; the Saints previously defeated Binghamton (2-1) and UMass Lowell (2-1) earlier in the year.

Up Next

The Seawolves will host Wagner on Thursday at 7 p.m.