Nov. 9, 2013
Baltimore, Md. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team had its 2013 season come to an end on Saturday in the America East Final after a 2-1 loss to UMBC at the Retriever Soccer Park. The America East co-regular season champions finish the campaign with an 11-6-2 record.
• The Seawolves grabbed the lead at the 39:12 mark on senior Larissa Nysch's 11th goal of the season. Freshman Maxie New (Clayton, N.J.) set up the goal with a cross from the right wing to Nysch, who unleashed a powerful strike inside the right post with a sliding finish in the box.
• UMBC (13-5-2) knotted the score just 2:02 later. After a free kick into the box, the ball glanced off the left post and fell to Nikki Boretti, who tapped it into the cage to make it 1-1.
• The Retrievers scored the eventual game-winner in the 59th minute after a failed clearance bounced off Jessy Brown and over the outstretched arms of Ashley Castanio.
The Numbers Game
• Stony Brook outshot UMBC, 14-10.
• The Retrievers held a 3-2 edge in corner kicks.
• Nysch led all players with five shots.
• Castanio made five saves, while UMBC keeper Lauren Kadet stopped seven shots.
News & Notes
• Nysch, Castanio and senior Ahriel Fernandez (East Haven, Conn.) were named to the America East All-Tournament Team.
• Nysch scored in the America East Final for the second straight year. The senior netted the game-winning goal in the 2012 championship vs. Hartford as well.
• Nysch finished her brilliant career with 56 points (22 goals, 12 assists) in 71 games. Her 56 points are the sixth most in program history.
• Nysch's 11 goals this season are the ninth most in a single year in program history.
• Castanio finished the campaign with 107 saves to go along with a 1.12 GAA and an .829 save percentage.
• Stony Brook fell to 6-6-2 all-time in the America East Tournament, and 1-3-0 all-time in the championship game.