Women's soccer heads to Wagner, St. John's this weekend
Aug. 23, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team will visit two of the five boroughs of New York this weekend with trips to Wagner and St. John's on the docket. The Seawolves will battle the Seahawks on Friday at 4 p.m., before taking on the Red Storm Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Seawolves will be looking for their first win of the 2012 campaign after posting an 0-1-1 record in the opening weekend of the season. Freshman Aley Leonardi (Kennebunkport, Maine) scored the lone goal in Sunday's 1-1 draw vs. Temple, taking a feed from junior Caitlin Pfeiffer (Holland, N.Y.) and depositing the ball in the back of the net for her first collegiate goal. For her efforts, Leonardi garnered America East Rookie of the Week honors.
The Seahawks will also be looking for their first win of the year after an 0-2 start. Wagner dropped its opener, 4-1, to Holy Cross, before losing its second game at Marist by a 2-1 count. Sydney McCarthy and Julie Vigliotti have each accounted for one goal, while Michelle Kawko is responsible for the team's lone assist. In net, Lisa Capelli has played all 180 minutes thus far and has made 15 saves.
Picked to finish sixth in the BIG EAST's American Division in the preseason poll, St John's is off to a 1-1 start in 2012. The Red Storm knocked off George Mason, 2-0, to open the year, but fell to No. 9 Penn State by a 5-0 score over the weekend. Keeper Lauren Ferris earned the clean-sheet against GMU, while Morgan Ritter and Hailey Hemmer provided the scoring.