The College of Staten Island women’s soccer team scored a pair of first half goals, then held on to defeat SUNY-Maritime on the road, 2-1, in a non-conference test on Friday night in Throggs Neck, New York.  CSI extended to 9-3 overall with the win, while the loss drops the Privateers to 2-10-1 overall on the season.

CSI grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute when senior Paige Buono found the back of the net off a pass by freshman Melissa Gelardi, who already came into the game leading the nation in assists with 10. The Dolphins extended their lead to 2-0 in the 35th minute as freshman Gabriela Galeano scored unassisted. With less than a minute left in the first half, however, JorrieTrenkamp got Maritime on the board when she scored off an assist by senior Samantha Easterman.  The goal was Trenkamp’s 40th of her two-plus year career thus far with the Privateers, which is a program record.

SUNY-Maritime had a golden chance to equalize off of the leg of Trenkamp again, but with 31 seconds left her shot boomed off the crossbar as CSI held on for the win.

Junior goalkeeper Courtney Marietta made 13 saves in the losing effort, while CSI keeper, freshman Samantha Wysokowski had three saves and picked up the victory, her fifth of the season.

CSI will next play on Tuesday, October 11, when they host York College at 3:30pm.  A win or a tie for the Dolphins would clinch the 2011 CUNYAC Regular Season Championship for the Dolphins.

-story courtesy of SUNY-Maritime Sports Information