The College of Staten Island women’s soccer program is back in action tonight against Montclair University at 5pm in Montclair, NJ. The Dolphins last took on NJAC opponents Kean and had their win streak snapped with a 1-0 loss, their first of the season. CSI will look for a bounce back performance against the Hawks.
CSI vs. MONTCLAIR UNIVERSITY AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (6-6-1 Overall, 2-0 CUNYAC) vs. Montclair State University (6-1-1 Overall, 2-0 CUNYAC)
Where: MSU Soccer Park – 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/montclair/wsoc/
All-Time Series: First meeting
Players to Watch (CSI): Krystina Rodriguez and Jennifer Cosenza have been the dynamic duo up top for the Dolphins this season with Cosenza burying a team high six goals while Rodriguez has tallied six assists. Stephanie LaPointe and Lauren Smith will continue to control the midfield and look for Cosenza and Rodriguez up top as they were held scoreless for just the second time this season. In the back it will be two time CUNYAC Defender of the Week Catherine Mulligan controlling her teammates to make sure the high powered Hawks offense doesn’t get any open shots at goal.
Players to Watch (MSU): Emily Beenders leads the way for the Hawks with five goals on 24 shots while also tallying two assists. Ashley Koester is the creator in the midfield as she has tallied a team high four assists on the year. Koester will use her vision to try and pick apart the stout Dolphins back line and feed the ball through to Beenders. Alyson Burns is the goal keeper for the Hawks and has allowed just one goal this season in 560 minutes of play.
News and Notes: Both teams will head into tonight’s game with just one goal allowed on the year. This will be the first meeting between these two powerhouse squads and will likely be a low scoring affair as both defenses will be up to the challenge of stopping their opponents. Both of these teams made the NCAA Divsion III tournament last season but were unable to make it out of the regional round. MSU has scored 24 goals on the year while the Dolphins have scored 23.