Women's soccer battles Maine for place in AE Finals
Oct. 28, 2012
Orono, Maine - Fresh off a 2-1 win over No. 3 New Hampshire in the America East Quarterfinals, the Stony Brook women's soccer team will again hit the road for a matchup with No. 2 Maine on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Semifinals. The Seawolves defeated the Black Bears 5-1 earlier this season at LaValle Stadium.
The Seawolves (10-6-3) enter the America East Semifinals for the fifth time in the last six years. In its most recent appearance, Stony Brook also met Maine and fell to the Black Bears, 3-1, at LaValle Stadium in 2010. Maine scored the first three goals in that game before Colleen McKenna pulled one back late in the second half.
The Black Bears (7-6-3) have been idle for the past 10 days, having last played on Oct. 18 vs. Albany (a 3-3 draw). Maine is led by the America East Rookie of the Year, midfielder Charlene Achille (seven points) and junior Mikki Misener (five goals, 12 points). The Black Bears ranked in the middle of the conference in both goals (fifth) and goal prevention (sixth) during the regular season.
We Meet Again
Stony Brook and Maine first met on Oct. 11 when the Seawolves dispatched the Black Bears, 5-1, behind a two-goal effort from junior Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.). Senior Taryn Schoenbeck (Newark, Del.) and freshmen Raven Edwards (West Orange, N.J.) and Aley Leonardi (Kennebunkport, Maine) also scored for the Seawolves.
The last two meetings between these teams have produced six goals in each game. In addition to the 5-1 Stony Brook win this season, Maine rattled off a 6-0 win over the Seawolves last year in Orono. At least three goals have been scored in each of the last seven meetings between the teams dating back to 2007.
The winner of SBU/Maine will take on the victor of the No. 4 Vermont vs. No. 1 Hartford matchup. The Catamounts and Hawks will also do battle on Sunday with the gametime scheduled for 2 p.m. in West Hartford, Conn.