Oct. 11, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team (8-5-2) outclassed Maine from start to finish in a 5-1 victory on Thursday at LaValle Stadium. Junior Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.) scored twice and senior Taryn Schoenbeck (Newark, Del.) added a goal and an assist as the Seawolves improved to 2-3 in America East play.
"I think we had a lot of people coming forward and creating pressure tonight, and as a result, we created more chances for ourselves. We also executed very well getting our shots on frame. This is still a young team, but we are improving every week and growing with every game."
--Head coach Sue Ryan
- Nysch fired the Seawolves into the lead in the 16th minute, latching onto a beautiful pass by sophomore Regan Bosnyak (West Hartford, Conn.) down the middle of the field, and poking it by the on-rushing keeper.
- Just 46 seconds later, Nysch doubled the lead with a well-placed header from the top of the box off a cross by Schoenbeck on the left wing.
- Stony Brook made it 3-0 in the 57th minute when a deflected ball in the box fell to the feet of freshman Raven Edwards (West Orange, N.J.), who made no mistake with a gaping net in front of her.
- Schoenbeck extended the advantage to 4-0 in the 65th minute with a brilliant piece of individual hustle. The senior intercepted a ball on the left sideline and raced toward the net, before slotting it under the arm of the Maine keeper and inside the right post.
- Substitute Aley Leonardi (Kennebunkport, Maine) then scored against her home state at 78:05 with a clean, first-time finish off a cross from freshman Danielle Fuller (Staten Island, N.Y.) on the left flank.
- Maine (6-6-2, 2-3-1 America East) pulled a goal back just 57 seconds later when Alex Abrahams curled a free kick inside the near post from 25 yards out on the left wing.
The Numbers Game
- Stony Brook dominated the shots category, 29-12.
- The Seawolves placed 14 attempts on goal, forcing nine saves from Maine keeper Megan Price-Leibenzeder.
- Seawolves keeper Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.) turned away two Black Bear attempts.
- This was Nysch's first-career two-goal game and second multi-point effort of the season.
- Nysch leads the team with six goals and 15 points through 15 games; prior to this season, the Dresher, Pa. native had seven career points in 30 games.
- Thursday's five-goal effort was the highest scoring output since a 5-0 win over UMBC on Oct. 8, 2009.
The Seawolves travel to Baltimore, Md. on Sunday to take on UMBC at 1 p.m.