#Seawolves clinch playoff spot with 2-0 win at Binghamton

Sophomore Stella Norman had a goal and an assist Sunday

Oct. 20, 2013

Box Score

Vestal, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team clinched an America East playoff berth on Sunday with a 2-0 victory at Binghamton. Sophomore Stella Norman (Lakewood, Colo.) and senior Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.) scored for the Seawolves to help the team improve to 9-5-1 overall and 4-2-0 in conference play. 

Coach Sue Ryan's Reaction

"I thought this was a very well-deserved victory for us. We came out a little sluggish in the first half, but Stella's goal really vitalized us. We went into the half knowing that we had to up our game, and we really executed well in the second half, which I was very pleased with."

Goal Recaps

• The Seawolves opened the scoring in the 40th minute when Norman blasted home a free kick off the crossbar from 32 yards out.
• Norman then turned provider at the 68:35 mark with a corner kick that found the head of Nysch in front.

The Numbers Game

• The Bearcats (7-6-2, 2-3-1 America East) outshot the Seawolves, 14-6.
• Both teams had five corner kicks in the match.
• Seawolves' keeper Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.) made five saves to collect her fourth clean-sheet of the season.
• Norman led Stony Brook with three shot attempts.  

News & Notes

• Stony Brook will be making its second straight appearance in the America East Tournament and sixth in the last seven seasons. 
• Nysch scored her 20th career goal on Sunday and recorded her 49th and 50th career points as a Seawolf. Nysch is one of only six players in program history to reach the 50-point plateau. 
• Nysch scored her ninth goal of the season Sunday to match her goal total from last year.
• Castanio posted her ninth career shutout Sunday.
• With two games remaining in the conference schedule, Stony Brook can still finish as high as No. 1 and as low as No. 6 heading into the playoffs.



Up Next

Stony Brook will host New Hampshire on Thursday in the team's final regular season home game. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.