The undefeated Dolphins will take to the road this afternoon to take on Old Westbury in a non-conference bout at 12:00 pm. The Panthers of Old Westbury have played only one game this season which ended in a 4-2 loss against Mount Aloysius College.
CSI vs. OLD WESTBURY AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: College of Staten Island (2-0-1 Overall, 0-0 CUNYAC) vs. Old Westbury (0-1 Overall, 0-0 Skyline)
Where: 223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury, NY
Kick-Off: 12:00 pm
Live Statistics: http://www.sidearmstats.com/oldwestbury/wsoc/
All-Time Series: Old Westbury leads 4-3
Last Year’s Result: CSI won, 1-0
Players to Watch (CSI): The duo of Lauren Smith and Stephanie LaPointe in the center of the pitch will control the tempo of the game and look for holes in the Panthers’ back line to feed the ball to their forwards. Krystina Rodriguez and Jennifer Cosenza have proven to be a dangerous duo up top for the Dolphins this season. In their two wins Rodriguez has scored both game winners, both of which were assisted by Cosenza. Catherine Mulligan continues to be the back line general as she has made sure that they have not been scored on through three games this year.
Players to Watch (OW): Melissa Outsen has the only two goals for the Panthers this season. Outsen will be a threat to score all game and it will be Mulligan’s job to lock her down and keep the clean sheet streak alive. Sarah Roslonowski and Mayra Bonilla assisted both of Outsen’s goals and will once again look to feed their striker in an attempt to pick up their first win of the season.
News and Notes: The Dolphins have never defeated the Panthers at the Panthers’ home field. CSI has been outscored away 5-1 against Old Westbury with the lone goal coming in 2009. The Dolphins did win the last meeting 1-0, breaking a three game losing streak against Old Westbury. CSI has outshot their opponents 95-18 this season and is averaging two goals a game. The plethora of shots the Dolphins have taken has led to a 24-5 edge over their opponents in corner kicks as well.