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