The College of Staten Island women’s soccer snapped their mini two-game slide, winning a lop-sided non-conference contest against visiting Yeshiva University by an 11-0 count in a game held earlier this afternoon at the CSI Soccer Complex. The win boosted the Dolphins to 6-3 overall while the Maccabees fell to 0-4.
CSI got off to a quick start and never looked back, taking a 6-0 lead into intermission on the bright, warm day. Freshman Demi-Jean Martorano, CSI’s leading scorer coming in, stayed crisp, earning four of the six first-half goals to improve to 13 goals for the season. She scored the first at 1:19 on a nice inside feed from Christina Jacob, then posted her second just under seven minutes later via a Natalie Tombasco goal on a bending shot from the left of the goal box.
Up 2-0, senior captain Lauren Neglia then tallied on a breakaway thanks to a Martorano pass at 11:03. Martorano then tallied two more, at 31:32 and 41:28 to put the game completely out of reach. For good measure, Neglia added one just inside halftime via a penalty shot when a Maccabee defender touched the ball in the box with her hands.
In the second half, CSI had five different goal scorers, as the Dolphins both emptied heir bench and played their attackers on the back line and vice-versa. Paige Buono, Jessica Levy and Natalie Tombasco scored goals unassisted, while Christina Jacob and Christina Flynn scored on goals off of Amanda Percaccio and Michele Kelley passes.
Danielle McLaughlin picked up the win, making a single save for CSI. YC keeper Tracy Steinberger posted 11 saves in the loss, as CSI out-shot the Maccabees, 38-5 (22-1 on goal).
CSI will return to action on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30pm against City College of New York at the CSI Soccer Complex. It will also mark CSI’s 2nd Annual Kick for a Cure, as the team will be donating proceeds raised at the event for the Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative.