WOMEN’S SOCCER BREAKS OPEN OFFENSIVELY IN WIN OVER BEARS

GAME VIDEO – POSTGAME INTERVIEWS – The College of Staten Island bounced back effectively from their first loss sustained 48 hours ago, with a huge victory over visiting St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn this afternoon, 9-0, as part of non-conference play at the CSI Soccer Complex.  The Dolphins advanced to 6-1-1 overall, while the Bears fell to 1-4.  The boxscore featured 9 different goal scorers for the Dolphins, who pasted 63 shots on the afternoon.

It was a lop-sided game from start to finish, as the Dolphins dominated from the early stages going forward.  Still, CSI found it difficult to register as a series of shot went wide and SJC keeper Kristen Candelaria made several nice saves.  Finally, just inside of 20 minutes into the game the Dolphins posted the game winner.  Defender Adrianna Parello took a corner kick that ended up going short, but sophomore Lauren Smith was able to get the ball and drop right back outside to Parello, who posted a bender that tucked just inside the crossbar off of Candelaria’s fingertips for the 1-0 edge.

Three minutes later, CSI would double their lead, when Krystina Rodriguez took an interception off of a goal kick and lobbed a ball over the SJC defensive line onto the waiting foot of leading scorer Jennifer Cosenza, who tallied her sixth of the season to make it 2-0.  CSI would add two more before half.  In the 35th minute, a couple of one-touch passes by Rebecca D’Aloia and Smith got the ball into the box to an open Senda Karagozler, who pasted a shot to the far post to make it 3-0.  Three minutes later, Rodriguez tallied when she intercepted another ball at the top of the box and rainbowed a hot over the keeper and in.

The Dolphins had a monster 34-0 edge in shots by the half, and Candelaria had posted 19 saves in the frame.  In the second half, the Dolphins took advantage of tired SJC legs and funneled in many players to stay crisp and quick.  That led to more offense.  After two assists, Smith tallied her second on a gorgeous free kick attempted that short-hopped into goal from about 30 yards out.  In the 64th, reserve Krista Anson buried a Parello cross to make it 6-0, and then Dimitra Tountas scored her first career goal on a similar play off of a Maryana Chaykovska feeder.  To wrap things up, Natalia Sandor scored her first career goal in the 82nd minute against reserve keeper Alex Lomax.  In the 86th minute, freshman Nicole Mignone, in her first game not playing the goalkeeper position, scored her first career marker stuffing in an errant rebound.

CSI out-shot SJC, 63-0 (41-0 on goal) and owned an 8-0 lead in corner kicks.  Diana Estrada took the win in goal, playing the first half, while Samantha Guillen played the second half.  CSI was led by Rodriguez’ 15 shots followed by Smith’s 13.

The Dolphins will be back in action on Sunday, when they travel to face Montclair State University at 5pm, in Upper Montclair, NJ.

 

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