The College of Staten Island women’s soccer squad will take on Johnson State College today in the second game of the NU Kickoff Tournament at 2:00 pm. The Dolphins went the distance yesterday and tied Norwich University 0-0 to open the season with a draw. The reigning CUNYAC champs will look to pick up a win today against Johnson State, who went 5-12 last season.
CSI vs. JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: College of Staten Island (0-0-1 Overall, 0-0 CUNYAC) vs. Johnson State College (0-1 Overall, 0-0 NAC)
Where: Sabine Field – 185 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT
Kick-Off: 2:00 pm
Live Statistics: http://www.norwichathletics.com/sports/wsoc/tournament/boxscores/20160904_tsri.xml
Players to Watch (CSI): CUNYAC Rookie of the Year Lauren Smith will be the facilitator in the midfield and use her vision to pick apart the Badgers’ back line. Giving assistance to Smith in the midfield will be Krystina Rodiguez a freshman that nearly gave the Dolphins the win yesterday after hitting the crossbar.
Players to Watch (JSC): Senior Briana Stadler has the lone goal for the Badgers this season and will use her experience to take on a young Dolphins squad. Alongside Stadler, fellow senior Maddison Prescott will look to keep the pressure on the Dolphins’ back line which dishing out passes for Stadler.
News and Notes: This afternoon’s game will be the first ever meeting between these two squads in their respective histories. Johnson State comes into today’s game 0-1 after losing 8-1 to Curry, while the Dolphins tied the hosts 0-0 to open their season. The opening season tie was the first time in the CSI women’s soccer history that they tied a game to start their season.