The College of Staten Island women’s soccer team is back on the pitch this afternoon, taking their shutout streak with them when they travel to face Brooklyn College this evening at 6:30pm. The game should carry heavy playoff ramifications and a chance at the CUNYAC Regular Season Championship as both teams enter as undefeated in conference play.
CSI vs. BROOKLYN COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (9-3-2 Overall, 4-0 CUNYAC) vs. Brooklyn College (5-6-2 Overall, 4-0 CUNYAC)
Where: Brooklyn College – 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Kick-Off: 6:30 pm
All-Time Series: CSI leads 5-2-2
Last Year’s Meeting: Tied 0-0 Regular Season, CSI won 1-0 Postseason
Players to Watch (CSI): Krystina Rodriguez has now scored in two straight and posted three assists in her last outing, giving her a team best 11 on the year. Look for her to want to create in the middle of the field. Forward Jennifer Cosenza notched a hat trick in her last outing vs. York College and she will look to penetrate in the final third. Defender Catherine Mulligan wrapped up her third CUNYAC Defender of the Week honor and has been a force on the back line all year.
Players to Watch (BC): Half of BC’s scoring this year has come off of the legs of Jordan Kerwin and Victoria Ramirez, so look for them to put heavy pressure at the front for the Bulldogs. Iliana Cabral is a creative midfielder who will also look to get unhinged and she leads the squad with three assists. Samantha Rodriguez will be tasked between the pipes this evening. She has played every minute in goal, allowing 2.53 goals per game with a .707 save percentage.
News and Notes: This has been a very good series in recent years and despite CSI having the overall edge, CSI only holds a modest 3-2-2 record over BC over the last three years. CSI’s biggest win in that stretch came in last year’s CUNYAC Semifinal, a 1-0 win. Prior to that BC had won the last two postseason meetings. There has not been a regular season goal scored in this series since 2013. In 2014 & 2015 these two teams played to 0-0 ties during the regular season. The Dolphins are 3-2-1 all-time against Brooklyn in games played at Brooklyn College. The Dolphins have not allowed a goal in the last 376 minutes, and have recorded four straight shutouts and have outscored CUNYAC opponents this season 27-0. Despite their overall record, BC is also blazing through the conference, sporting a 4-0 mark and outscoring opponents 16-2 in those games. Outside of the conference, the teams share just one common opponent in FDU-Florham. Both teams fell to the Devils, with BC losing 1-0, and CSI falling, 2-1.