Women's soccer wraps up homestand vs. Loyola (Md) Friday
Sept. 20, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team will wrap up its three-game homestand on Friday against Loyola (Md) at 7 p.m. The Seawolves, who were ranked in the NSCAA Northeast Regional Poll for the third straight week, are unbeaten (3-0-1) at LaValle Stadium in 2012.
The Seawolves (6-2-1) enter Friday's matchup on a two-game winning streak after victories over Manhattan and Lehigh last week. Senior Sa'sha Kershaw (Baltimore, Md.) netted the game-winning goal in both matches and was named the America East Player of the Week on Monday. Kershaw leads the team with four goals and nine points this season.
Friday's match will be the final non-conference game of the regular season as Stony Brook will open America East action next Thursday at Albany. The Seawolves' conference home opener is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 against Binghamton at 2 p.m.
On Tuesday, Stony Brook was ranked eighth in the Northeast Region in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire poll. This represents the third straight week the Seawolves have been ranked; Stony Brook was slotted as high as No. 7 on Sept. 11.
The Greyhounds (4-2-2) are also ranked in the Northeast Regional Poll (No. 10) and will be making their second all-time visit to Stony Brook. The only prior meeting between the teams was on Oct. 17, 1999 when Loyola prevailed in overtime by a 1-0 score.
Loyola has won three of its last four games with victories over Delaware, American and St. Joseph's in that time span. Nicole Schiro, the reigning MAAC Offensive Player of the Week, leads the team with five goals and 10 points. Charlotte Miller has set up a team-high three goals, while Didi Haracic (1.27 GAA, 44 saves) has started all eight games in goal.