The College of Staten Island women’s soccer team ran into a stout defensive sid ethis evening, mustering up just two shots overall in a 3-0 loss to Stockton University as part of non-conference play in Galloway, NJ. The Dolphins fell to 8-5-1 with the loss, while the Ospreys lifted to 5-8-1.
After putting up seven goals against Medgar Evers on Saturday, offense was hard to come by on a warm and muggy evening against Stockton, who out shot the Dolphins by a 12-2 count overall and 7-2 on goal.
The Dolphins were kept without a shot in the first 45 minutes and it was enough to help Stake Stockton to a 2-0 lead thanks to two early goals. In the seventh minute, Mairead McKeary notched her second goal of the season when a ball in the box was mishandled by CSi starting keeper Maraya Jones.
Five minutes later, at 12:47, Emily Frazee collected a loose ball and weaved around a defender and tucker in another ball into goal, making it 2-0. Stockton registered five more shots in the stanza, but Jones would make a pair of saves to keep it a two-goal game.
After being shut out in the first, CSI got their first shot of the game just 1:49 into the second stanza on a Stephanie LaPointe blast, but the shot was parried by SU keeper Nicole Pallante. CSI got their second and final shot in the 67th minute by Nicole Mignone, but it too was handled without issue.
Riding that defense, Stockton was able to build its lead with a counterattack goal at 76:23. Brenna Clowley served a beautiful cross that was knocked in by Alexa Chiaro, her first of the year, to complete all of the evening’s scoring.
Alongside the shot lead, Stockton also held a modest 3-1 edge in corner kicks.
CSI will now be idle until Thursday, October 12, when they resume CUNYAC play with a home date against Brooklyn College at the CSI Soccer Complex at 3:30pm.