#Seawolves looking to continue their home dominance against Seton Hall
Sept. 3, 2014
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Stony Brook, N.Y. - LaValle Stadium will be a pleasant sight for the #Seawolves (1-3) when they welcome the Seton Hall Pirates (1-3) on Thursday at 7 p.m. Stony Brook is coming off a difficult 0-2 weekend in road games at Siena and Wagner last week but has been stellar at home in recent years.
The #Seawolves have turned LaValle Stadium into a fortress. Since 2012 Stony Brook has recorded a 15-2-3 record on its home turf, including a 9-1 mark a season ago. The Seawolves are 1-0 at home in 2014, defeating Delaware State 1-0.
Scouting Seton Hall
After opening the season with an impressive 2-0 win at Marist the Pirates have dropped three consecutive 1-0 decisions. Junior D’Yondra Riley is the only Pirate to record a goal this season as the other one came courtesy of an own goal. Seton Hall is having a particularly hard time generating offense, only attempting 32 shots through its first four games (8.0 shots/game). Sophomore defender Cathy Chukuka is one of the Pirates to keep an eye on. She was voted to the third team All-BIG East team as a freshman.
The Pirates and Seawolves squared off in Stony Brook’s season opener last season, an eventual 2-2 draw. Stony Brook stormed out to a 2-0 lead but the Pirates would battle back, drawing even in the 65th minute. Larissa Nysch and Stella Norman were Stony Brook’s goal scorers. The Seawolves are 1-0-1 all-time against Seton Hall.
The Seawolves 1-3 start is not due to a lack of chances. The opening season loss at Rutgers was the only time in four outings the Seawolves were outshot. Through four games they have attempted 63 shots (15.75 shots/game). Junior Tessa Devereaux (Fayetteville, N.Y.) leads Stony Brook with 12 shots while senior Shannon Grogan (Eastampton, N.J.) has taken 11. In comparison, the Seawolves opponents have only attempted 50 shots.