Women's soccer drops OT heartbreaker to Vermont

Freshman Stella Norman had four shot attempts on Thursday
 
Freshman Stella Norman had four shot attempts on Thursday
 
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Oct. 4, 2012

Box Score

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team (7-4-2, 1-2-0 America East) lost a heartbreaker at the hands of Vermont, 2-1, in double overtime on Thursday at LaValle Stadium. Junior Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.) scored her fourth goal of the season for the Seawolves, who are back in action Sunday at Boston University at 1 p.m.

Coach's Reaction

"We're a bit disappointed with the result, but it's always a spirited game playing against an America East opponent. We should have done better finishing our chances in regulation and not letting this game get to overtime."

--Head coach Sue Ryan

Goal Recaps

  • After a scoreless first half, Nysch put the Seawolves on top at the 51:26 mark. After a cross from the right wing, Nysch went up for the ball in front with Vermont keeper Ally Ramos. The two collided in mid-air, causing Ramos to fumble the ball and allowing Nysch to fire into an open net.
  • Vermont (2-10-0, 1-2-0 America East) equalized at 63:03. Jess Herbst's initial shot was stopped by Seawolves keeper Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.), but Bre Pletnik raced in and buried the rebound in front to make it 1-1.
  • The Catamounts then won the match in dramatic fashion with just 3:11 remaining in the second overtime. Seawolves center back Ahriel Fernandez (East Haven, Conn.) was whistled for a red card for a tackle in the box, giving Pletnik the ball on the penalty spot for a chance to win the game. Pletnik's attempt hit the crossbar and bounced right back in front of the net for Kerry Glynn to put away the rebound.

 

 

The Numbers Game

  • Stony Brook held a 25-20 advantage in shot attempts.
  • The Seawolves attempted all nine corner kicks in the match.
  • Castanio made eight saves for the Seawolves, while Ramos stopped six shots for Vermont.
  • Stony Brook was whistled for offside seven times.
  • Stony Brook falls to 2-1-2 in overtime games this season.
  • The defeat snaps the Seawolves' unbeaten home record, which now stands at 4-1-2 in 2012.
  • Nysch is now tied for the team lead with four goals and leads the team with 11 points.

Key Plays

  • Stony Brook had ample chances to win the contest in regulation, including a glorious opportunity for junior Queli Ornelas (Palm Harbor, Fla.) in the 66th minute. After eluding two defenders on the left wing, freshman Raven Edwards (West Orange, N.J.) served a perfect cross into the middle to an unmarked Ornelas, but her volley attempt just went wide of the right post.
  • Six minutes later, sophomore Shannon Grogan (Eastampton, N.J.) played a beautiful through-ball up the middle for freshman Danielle Fuller (Staten Island, N.Y.) in space. Fuller took a touch and fired at the net, but the attempt sailed wide.

Next Up

The Seawolves travel to Boston University (8-5-1, 4-0-0 America East) on Sunday for a 1 p.m. matchup against the Terriers. Stony Brook then returns home to face Maine (5-5-2, 1-2-1 America East) on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.