#Seawolves wait out weather, rally to beat Wagner, 2-1

Senior Larissa Nysch scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season Thursday

Sept. 13, 2013

Box Score

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team (5-1-1) maintained it's perfect home record on Thursday with a 2-1, come-from-behind victory over Wagner in a match that lasted four hours and 22 minutes due to a prolonged weather delay.

Senior Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.) scored her fifth goal of the season to tie the match at 1-1 in the 53rd minute, before sophomore Stella Norman (Lakewood, Colo.) netted the game-winner just 2:06 later on a free kick.

Coach Sue Ryan's Reaction

"In order to be successful, you have to win in many different environments and overcome many different obstacles and hurdles. Tonight was an example of that. Tonight, we warmed up, then waited, then came back out again. The fact that we were able to come back and score two goals and keep our energy and tempo up is a very positive thing for our team."

Goal Recaps

• Wagner (4-1-1) struck first at 7:52 when Alyssa Azzinaro crossed the ball in front of the net to Sydney McCarthy, who slotted a first-time finish by Seawolves keeper Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.).
• After a lightning delay that lasted two hours and 40 minutes, Stony Brook finally equalized when Nysch cut inside a defender in the box and ripped a shot into the upper right corner to make it 1-1.
• Stony Brook took the lead for good just over two minutes later when Norman blasted a free kick over the Wagner keeper from 30 yards out. 

The Numbers Game

• Stony Brook outshot Wagner by a 20-7 margin.
• Eight of Stony Brook's 20 shots came from freshmen. 
• Castanio made three stops for the Seawolves, while Wagner keeper Katie Marcy turned away 12 shots.
• Freshman Maxie New (Clayton, N.J.), who earned an assist on Nysch's goal, led all players with four shots.

News & Notes



• Stony Brook is now 5-0 at home this season. 
• The Seawolves handed Wagner its first defeat of the year.
• Freshman Lindsay Hutchinson (Millersville, Pa.) notched her first collegiate assist with the secondary helper on Nysch's goal.
• The Seawolves hit the crossbar twice in the match: once by New and once by junior Christina Casamassina (Farmingville, N.Y.). 
• Stony Brook has scored 13 of its 17 goals in the second half this season. 

Up Next

The Seawolves are off until next weekend when they head west to face Colorado and Northern Colorado at the Omni Hotels Colorado Women's Soccer Classic.