On an afternoon the College of Staten Island women’s soccer team would like to soon forget, the Dolphins fell hard to Ramapo College, 9-0, in Mahwah, NJ, as part of non-conference play. CSI fell to 5-5-1 overall, while Ramapo lifted to 3-6-2.
The goals came early for the Roadrunners and never really stopped as the home team spread out four goals in the opening stanza before ripping off another five goals in the second stanza. Ramapo scored on their second shot of the game just 2:01 in on Nani Vizcaino’s sixth of the year. Seven minutes later, the home squad made it 2-0 on a Nicole Ninomiya strike.
After a 16 minute lapse, Kelsey Sutherland scored the first of two second-half goals, adding the second with eight minutes to play in the half to make it 4-0. In the opening 45 minutes, Autumn Herring garnered three assists.
Five different goal scorers entered the tally sheet in the second frame, including the second goal from Ninomiya just 2:59 into the stanza.
Ramapo outshot CSI, 31-5 (19-4 on goal). CSI keeper Victoria Donegan made eight saves despite yielding seven goals over the first 69:08, while Kristy Colangelo gave up two goals in 20:52. Jessica Cusick, Melanie Forenza, and Taylor Marcialis all combined for the four-save shutout for the Roadrunners.
CSI will try to get back in the win column on Saturday, when they host City College of New York at the CSI Soccer Complex at 12 Noon, as part of CUNYAC play.