#Seawolves open America East play with 2-1 win at Vermont

Queli Ornelas (left) and Maxie New combined for the Seawolves first goal against Vermont on Sunday

Sept. 29, 2013

Box Score

Burlington, Vt. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team opened its America East schedule with a 2-1 road victory over Vermont on Sunday at Virtue Field. Sophomore Emily Murrer (Aptos, Calif.) broke a 1-1 tie with 14 minutes remaining in regulation to give Stony Brook its first win at Vermont since October 2009.

Coach Sue Ryan's Reaction

"This was a terrific way to open the conference season with a hard-earned victory on the road. Vermont came to play today and really pushed hard, but we were able to steady ourselves and ride out the victory. Overall, this was a great team win."

Goal Recaps

• After a scoreless first half, Stony Brook (6-3-1, 1-0 America East) got on the board first when redshirt junior Queli Ornelas (Palm Harbor, Fla.) poked home a rebound off a shot by freshman Maxie New (Clayton, N.J.) in the 55th minute. 
• The Catamounts (3-6-1, 0-1 America East) equalized just over seven minutes later when Bre Pletnik took a feed from Caitie Green and slotted it by Seawolves' keeper Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.).
• Stony Brook took the lead for good at the 75:50 mark when senior Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.) crossed the ball in front of the net to Murrer, who directed a volley off the left post and in.  

The Numbers Game

• Vermont held a 13-10 edge in shots. 
• The Catamounts attempted five of the six corner kicks in the match. 
• Castanio made four saves for the Seawolves, while UVM keeper Morgan Nichols stopped three shots. 



News & Notes

• The Seawolves earned their first road win of the season Sunday.
• Stony Brook snapped a two-game losing streak against the Catamounts.
• The Seawolves won their conference opener for the first time since 2009.
• Stony Brook has now won its last four games against America East opponents dating back to last year. All four of those wins have come by one goal. 
• The Seawolves are 3-2 this season in one-goal games. 
• Nysch picked up her 10th career assist on Sunday which ties her for 11th all-time at Stony Brook in career helpers.
• Stony Brook has scored 15 of its 19 goals in the second half this season. 

Up Next

Stony Brook returns home next Sunday for a matchup against conference newcomer UMass Lowell. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.