The College of Staten Island women’s soccer team will defend their CUNYAC title today against the team they beat in the CUNYAC Championship game last year, Lehman College. The Dolphins will square off with the Lightning at 4:00 pm at the CSI Soccer Complex for the first CUNYAC action of the season.
CSI vs. LEHMAN COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (3-0-1 overall, 0-0 CUNYAC) vs. Lehman College (2-1 Overall, 0-0 CUNYAC)
Where: CSI Soccer Complex, 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY
Live Video: http://www.csidolphins.com/CSISportsNet
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/csi/wsoc
All-Time Series: CSI leads 5-1
Last Year’s Result: CSI won 2-1, and lost 5-1
Players To Watch (CSI): Krista Anson made an impact in her very first game in a Dolphins uniform on Saturday. Anson came off the bench and instantly made an impact on the game, scoring her first career goal in the 2-0 win over Old Westbury. CUNYAC Player of the Week Jennifer Cosenza will use her speed and her leadership to help lift the Dolphins over the Lightning this afternoon. CUNYAC Defender of the Week, Nicole Mignone, has yet to let in a goal this season thanks to great defensive play by her back four as well as her own skill by making saves when called upon.
Players To Watch (LC): Daisy Gomez currently leads the Lightning with four goals on the year and will look to strike the ball from anywhere on the field. Last year’s CUNYAC Golden Boot winner, Chelsey Harris has gotten off to a slow start this season and has only one goal through two games after scoring 26 last season. The Dolphins will need to keep an eye on Gredia Sanchez-Espejel as she is the orchestrator in the center of the pitch and has four assists on the year.
News and Notes: This afternoon’s game will be a rematch of last year’s CUNYAC Championship game that went into overtime. During the regular season the Lightning were able to best the Dolphins 5-1 on their home pitch to give the Lightning their first ever win over the Dolphins. CSI has never lost to the Lightning at the CSI Soccer Complex which is where today’s game will be played. Staten Island has not allowed a goal yet this season, 385 minutes, and is outscoring their opponents 8-0. CSI ranks third in the nation among Division III schools in shots with 122 through four games and averaging 30 shots per game. The Dolphins are 1 of 18 schools left in Division III that have yet to let a goal in this season.