#Seawolves thump Albany, 4-0, to claim Empire Clash

Redshirt junior Queli Ornelas had two assists Sunday vs. Albany
Redshirt junior Queli Ornelas had two assists Sunday vs. Albany
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Oct. 13, 2013

Box Score

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team (8-4-1, 3-1-0 America East) dismantled its SUNY rival on Sunday with a 4-0 victory over Albany (1-12-1, 0-4-1 America East) at LaValle Stadium. Senior Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.) scored two goals, while freshman Christina Fluman (Pittsford, N.Y.) added a goal and an assist. The Seawolves are now 7-0-0 at home in 2013.

Coach Sue Ryan's Reaction

"I thought this was a good performance overall. We put two halves together and scored early, which was a plus for us since we've scored a lot of our goals late in games this season. I thought our level of play was consistent throughout, and from a depth standpoint, we were able to go to our bench and maintain that same high level of play."

Goal Recaps

• Stony Brook struck first at the 11:30 mark when junior Shannon Grogan (Eastampton, N.J.) lofted a cross in front to Nysch, who directed a header over the outstretched arms of Albany keeper Alana Brennan to make it 1-0. 
• The Seawolves doubled the advantage at the 28:51 mark when Fluman netted her first collegiate goal. The strike was setup by a cross from sophomore Priscilla Wiggins (Princeton, N.J.), which took a deflection off an Albany defender onto the foot of Fluman, who made no mistake from point-blank range.
• Stony Brook netted again in the 62nd minute when Fluman played the ball forward to Nysch, who outraced a defender and powered a shot under the crossbar on a breakaway.
• The Seawolves rounded out the scoring in the 79th minute when redshirt junior Queli Ornelas (Palm Harbor, Fla.) laid the ball off to sophomore Tessa Devereaux (Fayetteville, N.Y.), who unleashed a laser shot into the top left corner from well outside the box. 



The Numbers Game

• Stony Brook outshot Albany, 27-12.
• The Seawolves held a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.
• Nysch, Ornelas and Fluman each had multi-point efforts for Stony Brook.
• Seawolves' keeper Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.) picked up her third shutout of the year with a four-save effort. 
• Nysch led all players with seven shot attempts, including six on target.

News & Notes

• Stony Brook is now 7-0-0 at home this season.
• The Seawolves have posted shutouts in their last two home matches.
• Twelve different Stony Brook players have scored this season.
• The Seawolves defeated Albany for the first time since 2010. 
• Ornelas and Nysch each have points in three of their last four games.
• Ornelas had two helpers Sunday for her first collegiate multi-assist game.
• Grogan picked up her fourth assist of the year Sunday, tying her for the team lead with sophomore Stella Norman (Lakewood, Colo.).
• Freshman Hannah Groth (Cedarburg, Wis.) made her first collegiate start Sunday. 

Up Next

The Seawolves will host UMBC on Thursday at 7 p.m.