GAME VIDEOPOST GAME INTERVIEW – The College of Staten Island women’s soccer program continues to dominate their opponents.  The Dolphins cruised to a 4-0 victory over CCNY to move to 5-0-1 overall and 2-0 in the CUNYAC while dropping the Beavers to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the CUNYAC.  With the shutout today the Dolphins remain as one of only 13 teams left in NCAA Division III women’s soccer who have yet to allow a goal.

The women have been playing outstanding this season and now have not conceded a goal in six games (564 minutes) while scoring 14 goals of their own. The Dolphins came out early and put the pressure on the Beavers.  Senda Karagozler nearly put the Dolphins on the board just 9 minutes into the game but saw her shot careen off of the crossbar.  Karagozler was active on the flank in the first 13 minutes of the game as she would force Catherine Langkamp to make to saves early on.

CSI continued to move the ball around in CCNY’s half of the field looking for open passing lanes.  Krystina Rodriguez received a pass through one of those lanes but struck the post with her shot.  Jennifer Cosenza was standing in the right spot at the right time as the rebound landed right at her foot which led to the game’s first goal as she tucked in under Langkamp.  Cosenza’s scoring spree wasn’t finished just yet as just one minute later she would be on the end of a Stephanie LaPointe through ball which she would convert for her second goal in just over a minute.

The Dolphins led 2-0 but they didn’t take the foot off the gas pedal as they forced Langkamp to work all game.  CSI nearly went up 3-0 when Adrianna Parello curled in a corner kick and found a streaking Kaitlin Russo who would just hit it over the bar.  Parello would stay busy in that corner, Parello would fire off three straight corner kicks before finding Krista Anson who, like Russo, would hit her chance high and over the bar.

Rodriguez moved to the center mid position in the second half after playing forward in the half but that didn’t diminish her scoring opportunities.  Rodriguez would dribble past several defenders and curl a shot far post causing Langkamp to come up with a big save.  During one of Rodriguez’s dribbling spree’s she would be fouled 25 yards out.  Rodriguez would step over the free kick and send in a beautiful chipped pass to Cosenza who chipped it over Langkamp for her third goal of the game to complete the hat-trick.

 The Dolphins had one more goal in them as Anson, who has recorded a point in every game she’s played this season, was determined to find her way onto the score sheet.  Anson would have a great opportunity blocked at point blank range but would recover and send in a high-powered cross to LaPointe for the easy tap-in goal to give CSI a 4-0 lead in the 87th minute.

CSI would close out the game and limit CCNY to just three total shots while taking 23 of their own.  The Dolphins edged out CCNY 8-0 in corner kicks while being called for 16 fouls to just eight for CCNY.

CSI will return to action on Tuesday where they will travel to Union, NJ to take on Kean University in a non-conference game at 7:30 pm.