The College of Staten Island women’s soccer team will be putting its undefeated season on the line tonight, as they travel to Union, NJ, to take on the Kean University Cougars in non-conference action. The Dolphins enter having won five straight games, and have not allowed a goal all-season, a CSI program record.
CSI vs. KEAN UNIVERSITY AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (5-0-1 overall, 2-0 CUNYAC) vs. Kean University (3-4 Overall, 0-1 NJAC)
Where: Alumni Stadium – 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
Live Video: http://kean.sidearmsports.com/watch/?Live=464
Live Stats: http://sidearmstats.com/kean/wsoc/
All-Time Series: First Meeting
Players To Watch (CSI): All eyes will be on freshman Nicole Mignone, as she will put hers and CSI’s shutout streak on the line tonight against the Cougars. Back-liners Catherine Mulligan, Adrianna Parello, and Lizabeth Aparicio have been shutting opponents down as of late, as CSI’s last three opponents have only mustered up a total of five shots on frame. Jennifer Cosenza notched a hat trick in CSI’s 4-0 win on Saturday, and comes in leading CSI with five goals. Offensive threat Krystina Rodriguez leads the squad with 5 assists and 40 shots.
Players To Watch (KU): Jordyn Bronsky leads a balanced Kean attack with a couple of goals on just six shots. Kendall Machak is the shot leader with 14 attempts at goal. Lauren Healey has played every minute in goal for the Cougars and has a respectable 0.97 GAA, with a .786 save percentage.
News and Notes: These two teams are meeting for the first time in their histories and have not shared a common opponent yet this season. Last year, the Cougars finished 10-7-1 and went 4-0 against CSI’s common opponents, while the Dolphins went 1-3. Kean had won two-straight prior to a 3-1 loss to Stockton University on Saturday. Five out of Kean’s first seven games have been decided by a single goal. The Dolphins meanwhile have not allowed a goal in 588 minutes dating back to last season, having pitched a program-best six straight shutouts to open the season. The Dolphins have out-shot opponents thus far by a huge, 172-33, margin, and have outscored opponents, 14-0. The current five-game win streak is tied for the third-longest in school history. The team won six straight in 2006 and a program-best eight-straight games in 2013.