Sept. 21, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - A late equalizer from freshman Raven Edwards (West Orange, N.J.) propelled the Stony Brook women's soccer team to a 1-1 draw against Loyola (Md) on Friday at LaValle Stadium.
"This was a very fast-paced, competitive and fair game and that's exactly what we wanted heading into conference play. I'm proud of our team for our resiliency. It takes a lot to come back and keep fighting after you fall behind. The whole game was a dogfight and we worked through it, matching their physicality and I think a draw was a fair result for both sides."
-- Head Coach Sue Ryan
- Loyola grabbed the lead just 1:15 into the second half when Katelyn McFadden cut past two defenders on the right wing and unleashed a shot through a screen from the top of the box into the bottom left corner
- Edwards produced the equalizer at 83:50 when freshman Stella Norman's shot from outside the box deflected off Edwards' back and into the net
The Numbers Game
- Stony Brook held a slight edge in shots, 17-15
- Junior Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.) was busy, making seven saves, including five in the first 30 minutes of play
- With the draw, Stony Brook remains unbeaten at home in 2012 with a 3-0-2 record
- The Seawolves, who were ranked 61st in the nation in the Top Drawer Soccer Top 64 Poll this week, wrap up non-conference play with a 6-2-2 record overall
- Edwards now has three goals in her freshman season, two game-winners and one game-tying tally
- Just minutes before Edwards tied the game, the West Orange, N.J. native nearly volleyed home a cross from the left wing, but her attempt went just wide of the left post
- With the score tied 1-1 in the first overtime, freshman Tessa Devereaux (Fayetteville, N.Y.) did well to create space for herself in the box, but her turn-around effort sailed just wide
Stony Brook opens conference play next Thursday at Albany at 1 p.m.