The College of Staten Island men’s soccer team will come into today’s game on a two-game winning streak with both of those wins being shutouts. The Dolphins will step out on their home pitch for the final time this season and will look to pick up their 9th shutout at home.
CSI vs. STEVENS INSTITUTE COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (8-4-2 Overall, 4-1-1 CUNYAC) vs. Stevens Institute (6-4-2 Overall, 3-1 Empire 8)
Where: CSI Soccer Complex – 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY
Kick-Off: 4:00 pm
Live Video: http://www.csidolphins.com/CSISportsNet
Live Stats: http://www.sidearmstats.com/csi/msoc/
All-Time Series: CSI leads 1-0
Last Meeting: 1990 – CSI won 2-1
Players to Watch (CSI): After a slow start to the season, junior forward Adrian Cosovic has begun to make his presence felt on the field. Cosovic has scored in three straight contests with the last two goals proving to be game winners. The Dolphins brick wall defense continues to win CUNYAC awards, and this week it was Ruben Diaz who earned CUNYAC Defender of the Week for the first time this season. As a team the Dolphins have only allowed 9 goals against this season and have scored 26 of their own.
Players to Watch (SI): Leading the charge in both goals and assists for the Ducks in Patrick Masur who has tallied five goals and three assists through 11 games. The Ducks have utilized two goalies this season but it has been Aaron Henry who has been the better keeper with just five goals allowed for a .68 goal against average while making 24 saves.
News and Notes: The Ducks come into today’s game 4-1 over their last five games. The last two games however the Ducks have allowed six goals against while scoring just four of their own. The Dolphins and Ducks share one opponent in common and that is The College of New Jersey. The Ducks were able to pick up a 3-1 win over the Lions whereas the Dolphins lost 3-1. Stevens Institute has gone up against three top 15 schools this year, falling in all three of them. The Dolphins and Ducks have only played once in their respective histories and that meeting came way back in 1990 where the Dolphins were able to pick up a 2-1 victory. Staten Island has been phenomenal at home this year, boasting a 7-2-2 record and having scored 24 goals and only having allowed five.