Women's soccer remains unbeaten in spring season

Senior Colleen McKenna

April 16, 2012

Newark, N.J. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team remained unbeaten in the spring season with a 0-0 draw against Sacred Heart and a 3-0 win over NJIT on Saturday in Newark, N.J. The Seawolves are now 3-0-2 in the spring and have kept four clean-sheets thus far.

The first match against Sacred Heart was evenly-played through the first 35 minutes, before the Seawolves stepped up the offensive pressure. Sophomore Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.) drove to the net and nearly put Stony Brook ahead when she chipped a shot over the charging Pioneers' keeper, but the ball rolled just wide of the post.

Meanwhile, freshman keeper Allyson Lambros (La Habra, Calif.) and the Stony Brook defense held Sacred Heart's attack in check as the game ended scoreless after 60 minutes.

In the second game against host NJIT, the Seawolves' offense ignited early as senior Colleen McKenna (Manorville, N.Y.) bagged the game's first goal just 13 minutes in. Nysch then doubled the lead two minutes later as Stony Brook continued to attack the NJIT net.

In the 24th minute, the tides began to turn as NJIT drove a shot off the crossbar, but the ball stayed out and the score remained 2-0. Junior Taryn Schoenbeck (Newark, Del.) answered the chance with a crossbar hit of her own just two minutes later.

McKenna then topped off the scoring with her second goal, six minutes from the final whistle, to give Stony Brook the 3-0 win. Sophomore keeper Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.) earned the victory with 60 minutes of shutout soccer in the books.

The Seawolves will return to action on Saturday, April 21 with a pair of matches against Columbia and Marist.