Women's soccer falls short against Albany

Junior Sa'sha Kershaw

Oct. 23, 2011

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's soccer season came to a close on Sunday as the visiting Albany Great Danes dealt the Seawolves a 2-1 setback on senior day. Stony Brook nearly rallied from a two-goal deficit, but senior Dana Adamkiewicz's shot to tie the game glanced off the post with three minutes remaining.

The Seawolves battled hard, even after falling into a 2-0 deficit with less than 20 minutes to play.

Only two minutes after Albany (7-9-1, 5-2-1 AE) scored its second goal, the Seawolves struck back as junior Sa'sha Kershaw (Baltimore, Md.) tapped home a cross from freshman Christina Casamassina (Farmingville, N.Y.) to cut it to 2-1 in the 74th minute.

With only 3:25 to play, Adamkiewicz (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) maneuvered into the box and poked a shot by Albany keeper Jacky Ubert, but the ball hit the upright and bounced away from the net, denying the Seawolves the equalizer.

Ubert stopped five Stony Brook shots, while sophomore Chelsea Morales (Temecula, Calif.) turned away seven Albany attempts.

The Great Danes struck first in the 61st minute when Katie Grant headed home a long cross by Amy Harrison from the right sideline. Harrison then added the second goal in the 72nd minute when her free kick from 45 yards out glanced off the fingertips of Morales and trickled over the goalline.

Stony Brook ends the season with a 4-12-1 record and a 2-5-1 mark in America East play. Wins by Binghamton and New Hampshire on Sunday pushed the Seawolves out of a playoff spot and into seventh place in the standings.

Prior to the match, the Seawolves honored seniors Rachel Silverman (Rye Brook, N.Y.), Alexis Lindo (York, Pa.), Daniela Giuliani (West Lafayette, Ind.) and Adamkiewicz.