The College of Staten Island women’s soccer squad saw their three-game win streak snapped yesterday afternoon, falling to SUNY – Old Westbury by a 2-0 count in Old Westbury, New York, as part of non-conference play. The Panthers scored two goals late in the second half to improve to 2-5 on the season. The Dolphins meanwhile, drop to 4-2 on the year.
Both teams were unable to find the back of the net in the first half, but Old Westbury held a 5-1 shot advantage while CSI had a 2-0 edge in corner kicks in the opening 45 minutes.
In the second period, Old Westbury continued with the same offensive intensity from the first half, outshooting Staten Island, 7-3. It wasn’t until the 75:04 mark when Joanna Kettell received a pass from Cristina Kettell and scored her third goal of the season to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead. The goal proved to be the game-winner.. Old Westbury wasn’t done, as Stephanie Maybie came through for the Panthers just 1:10 later. Allison Pirone sent a ball to Maybie, scoring her team-leading fifth goal of the season to extend the lead to 2-0.
At the end of the day, the Panthers held a 12-4 edge in shots and 6-2 on target, while Staten Island had the advantage in corner kicks (5-0). Old Westbury goalie Caitlin Thomas made two saves and tied Chynna Pitlock for the program record with her sixth career shutout. CSI keeper Victoria Donegan made four stops in the loss. The Dolphins only registered two shots on goal in the game, taking only four shots overall.
CSI will next be in action when they travel to Aviator Field in Brooklyn, New York for a conference matchup against York College at 4:30pm. CSI is 1-0 in conference play this year, and have not surrendered a conference goal in 878 minutes of play.
– Story courtesy of Old Westbury Sports Information