nAfter an undefeated road weekend, the CSI Women’s Soccer team is back in action today for its home opener, taking on Purchase College at 4pm at the CSI Soccer Complex. The Dolphins are 1-0-1 to start off their season, and take on a Panthers team that has started 0-1 on the young season.
CSI vs. PURCHASE STATE COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: College of Staten Island (1-0-1 Overall, 0-0 CUNYAC) vs. Purchase State College (0-1 Overall, 0-0 Skyline)
Where: CSI Soccer Complex – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
Kick-Off: 4:00 pm
Live Video: http://www.csidolphins.com/CSISportsNet
Live Statistics: http://www.sidearmstats.com/csi/wsoc
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 6-4
Last Year’s Result: CSI won, 3-2 in overtime
Players to Watch (CSI): The Dolphins got in the scoring column for the first time this past Sunday, and now leading the team is Stephanie Lapointe with two goals, both scored in the second half against Johnson State. Look for Krystina Rodriguez and Jennifer Cosenza to push the issue offensively. Both had a goal and an assist in the win on Sunday and are 1-2 in shot leaders on the team. Shutdown defender Catherine Mulligan was exception over the weekend and earned CUNYAC Defender of the Week honors. Nicole Mignone was the starter in goal in each of the past two games and CSI has not allowed a goal in 200 minutes to start the season.
Players to Watch (PC): Purchase hasn’t cracked the scoring column yet this season, but look for Emily Saltman and Emma Porter to try and carry things offensively. Saltman was the team’s MVP as a rookie back in 2014 and followed up with eight goals last season and a team-high 12 assists. Rachel Mizrahi played a complete game between the pipes in PC’s opener, making eight saves
News and Notes: The Dolphins have had the better of the series in recent years, winning the last six meetings after Purchase won the first four contests. Last year the Dolphins won in Purchase, 3-2, in what was the first overtime game in the series’ history. The Dolphins are 3-3 all-time at home against the Panthers, having last beat Purchase here in 2014 by a 3-0 count. CSI has scored three or more goals against the Panthers in each of the last five games against them…The Dolphins are hoping to start undefeated after three games for only the fourth time in their team’s history. They achieved the honor last year and also in 2013, when they started 4-0, a program best.