SECOND HALF COMEBACK LIFTS WOMEN’S SOCCER OVER OLD WESTBURY, 3-2

After being down by two in the first half, the College of Staten Island women’s soccer team comeback in the second half to score three goals and pull away with the win against Old Westbury on Wednesday’s rainy afternoon. The Dolphins are now 2-0 to start the season while the Panthers are 0-2.

Just two minutes into the first half, Old Westbury got on board with a goal from Joanna Kettell. Cassandra Esposito stole the pass from the Dolphins for a quick pass to Kettell as she shot from the left corner of the net. With twenty seconds left in the half, Jordan Schildt scored the second goal for the Panthers after she rebound Jennifer Kupfer’s shot attempt off of a block.

The hopeful Dolphins scored their first goal 28 minutes into the second half as Demi-Jean Martorano stole the ball and dribbled past defenders to score unassisted. Six minutes later, a long lead pass from Melissa Gelardi found the foot of the speedy Natalie Tombasco who weaved through to lead a 3-on-1 play and shot past the Panthers goalkeeper for the tying goal. On fire, Martorano scored the game winner for CSI at the 87th minute from a quick up the middle pass from Gelardi.

Valerie Incontrera had seven saves in goal for CSI while Old Westbury goalie’s split time with Caitlin Thomas totaling three saves in the first half and Heather Grosso with one.

Five yellow cards were given; three for OW (Esposito, Pirene, Dehel and Torres) and one for CSI (Tombasco).

CSI had 14 shots with six on goal while Old Westbury totaled 22 shot with 12 on goal.

The Dolphins will travel to Jamaica, Queens on Saturday, September 10 for the conference opener against York College at 11:00 am.

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