Second-half surge carries Albany past women's soccer

Sophomore Shannon Grogan

Sept. 27, 2012

Box Score


Albany, N.Y. - Four second-half goals, including three in a span of five minutes, carried Albany to a 4-1 victory over the Stony Brook women's soccer team in Thursday's conference opener.

Coach's Reaction

"This was probably the strangest 4-1 result you'll ever see. We had plenty of scoring chances and we really controlled the possession and the momentum, but the better team doesn't always win. We lost our way late in the second half and had some defensive lapses, but credit Albany for finishing its chances and counterattacking well."

--Head coach Sue Ryan

Goal Recaps

  • Stony Brook took the lead just 4:39 into the match when junior Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.) took a feed from senior Taryn Schoenbeck (Newark, Del.) and fired home her third goal of the season inside the right post
  • Albany tied the match just 46 seconds after the halftime interval as Chelsea DeVerna fired across goal and into the left corner
  • The Great Danes took the lead in the 85th minute when Maggie DeVerna latched onto a through ball from Despina Psomopoulos and beat SBU keeper Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.)
  • Maggie DeVerna then fed Shayla Bergeron just 38 seconds later to make it 3-1
  • Albany tacked on its final tally just 29 seconds before the final whistle as Chelsea DeVerna scored her second of the match



The Numbers Game

  • Stony Brook held the edge in shots, 19-13, but mustered only four attempts on goal
  • Albany fired nine of its 13 shots on target
  • The Seawolves doubled up Albany in corner kicks, 8-4
  • With her third goal of the year, Nysch set a new single-season personal best, surpassing the two goals she scored in her freshman season of 2010
  • Stony Brook falls to 6-3-2 overall and 0-1-0 in the America East

Key Plays

  • After Stony Brook had taken the early lead, the Seawolves nearly scored again when the ball appeared to cross the goal line following a corner kick, but no goal was given and Albany cleared it away
  • Sophomore Shannon Grogan (Easthampton, N.J.) and freshman Raven Edwards (West Orange, N.J.) had chances from point-blank range in the second half to give Stony Brook a 2-1 lead, but could not convert

Next Up

The Seawolves will look to rebound Sunday at home vs. Binghamton at 2 p.m.