#Seawolves looking to continue their home dominance against Seton Hall

Sept. 3, 2014


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. 

Home Cooking

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.

Last Meeting

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.

Unlucky Start

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.
The Last Meeting
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August 23, 2013
South Orange, N.J.
Women's soccer battles to 2-2 draw at Seton Hall
The Stony Brook women's soccer team opened the 2013 season with a hard-fought 2-2 draw at Seton Hall on Friday in South Orange, N.J. Keeper Ashley Castanio made a career-high 10 saves for the Seawolves, while Stella Norman and Larissa Nysch provided the offense with a goal apiece.