The College of Staten Island women’s soccer squad used a four-goal first half to power to their third-straight win, all over CUNYAC opponents, taking a 6-0 decision against York College in conference play this afternoon at Aviator Field in Brooklyn. CSI lifted its mark to 4-3-1 overall and 3-0 in the CUNYAC, while the Cardinals fell to 1-5, 1-2, respectively.
There was little to doubt in this one, as CSI dominated play, to the tune of a 35-2 edge in total shots (23-1 on goal), and controlled the tempo of the game from start to finish. CSI registered early, as Jennifer Cosenza tallied at 7:07, lobbing one over YC keeper Kiara Libreros on a stellar cross by senior Melissa Gelardi. The assist was the 10th of the season for the midfielder, but she was only getting started.
At 19:36, Gelardi struck again, this time sending in a pass that was deflected by Kristy Colangelo into the net, staking CSI to a 2-0 lead. Less than four minutes later, Gelardi attacked the corner flag, and sent in a cross that Danielle Alexandrini kicked on the fly into the twine. Then, with eight minutes to play in the stanza, CSI put an exclamation point on the half when Gelardi crossed another into the box that Colangelo met with the head and scored, giving CSI a 4-0 intermission lead.
The Dolphins would score two more times in just over a minute in the second half on goals by Danielle Smith and another by Cosenza. Alexandrini led the shot assault with six total attempts at goal, followed by five from Cosenza. Libreros made a whopping 17 saves in the loss while CSI keeper Victoria Donegan needed to stop just one shot.
The Dolphins will be idle until one week from today, when they travel to face Old Westbury for a 4pm non-conference tilt.