The College of Staten Island women’s soccer team fell for the second straight time and dropped their regular season road finale, falling to the Scarlet Raptors of Rutgers-Camden by a 2-0 mark in Camden, NJ. The loss spoiled a tremendous performance by goalkeeper Kristy Colangelo, who recorded 17 saves in the defeat, a career high while at CSI. The Dolphins dropped to 10-4-2, while RU moved to 6-8-1.
It became clear from the word go that RU would be putting on the offensive pressure and it was going to be a test for the CSI defense. Thankfully for the Dolphins, Colangelo was up for the challenge, making a pair of saves in the opening five minutes to keep RU off of the scoreboard. CSI, meanwhile, got their one and only shot in the eighth minute and from there, the Raptors kept littering the net with shots.
RU was finally able to penetrate with just 1:07 to go in the first half. Amber Cobb crossed a pass over to Tori Gerstenacker and she bent a high winding shot from 25 yards out past Colangelo for the marker that made it 1-0 at the break.
While the Dolphins still struggled to find offense, the Raptors got a big break when CSI was whistled for a foul inside of the box in the 65th minute, and RU’s Catherine Fiore was able to smash in the goal from the penalty dot to double the lead to 2-0.
CSI was able to register two shots from there, but RU keeper Katie Gurba was able to make a pair of saves to preserve the shutout win. RU out-shot CSI, 30-4 (20-2 on goal) and enjoyed a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.
The 17 saves by Colangelo are tied for the 5th-highest in CSI single game history. The all-time record of 20 was set in 2007 by Tina Bellocchio in a 3-0 loss to Rutgers-Camden.
CSI is back in action for their final game of the 2015 regular season at the CSI Soccer Complex on Saturday against City College of New York at 12 Noon. It will also be Senior Day at the College, and CSI will honor its six departing seniors.