The College of Staten Island women’s soccer team fell for the second time this season last night, dropping a 4-0 decision to St. Joseph’s College of Patchogue in non-conference play. The loss, the second in the last three games for the Dolphins, drops the squad to 4-2 overall this season, while the Golden Eagles improved to 3-2-1.
The Eagles left little to doubt, racing to a 2-0 lead before the game’s first 10 minutes of play. Receiving a feed from Kaitlin Arthurs, SJC’s Michelle Barclay slipped passed a CSI defender to draw closer in to the CSI box, putting a ball over the head of CSI keeper Valerie Incontrera to give the home squad a 1-0 advantage just 2:14 into the game. A little over five minutes later, Bethany Bianco struck from just the right of goal off of a Kristen McLoughlin pass to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead.
SJC would add one more in the first half, giving them more than enough cushion for the win. CSI only registered a single shot, by newcomer Matea Marie DeNoble that was turned aside by SJC keeper Michelle Gulino, who earned the shutout win. Incontrera made four saves in the first half, yielding to Demi-Jean Martorano in the second frame, who proceeded to make seven saves on eight shots on goal for SJC, who outshot CSI in the contest, 20-1.
The Dolphins are back in action on Wednesday afternoon, when they face the College of Mount Saint Vincent at the CSI Soccer Complex, at 4:00pm.