The College of Staten Island women’s soccer team will look to play their way into the win column this afternoon when they play host to Keystone College. This afternoon’s game will be the first at the CSI Soccer Complex for the Dolphins.
CSI VS. KEYSTONE COLLEGE AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (0-2) vs. Keystone (0-1)
Where: CSI Soccer Complex – 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY
Live Video/Audio: www.csidolphins.com/csisportsnet
Live Stats: http://www.csidolphins.com/sidearmstats/wsoc/summary
All-Time Series: Staten Island leads, 1-0
Last Meeting: September 1, 2017 – Staten Island won, 3-1
Players to Watch (CSI): Samantha LaValle has the lone goal for the Dolphins this season, netting it in their opening game against Kean. Since then the Dolphins have been held scoreless and will lean on LaValle to put them back on the score sheet. Lauren Smith sits in the middle of the pitch and distributes the ball to her forwards but is not afraid to uncork a shot of her own. Smith sits second on the team with five shots, putting three on frame. After playing her first two seasons as a left back, Rebecca D’Aloia has been pushed forward into a more attacking role and will want to use her speed to her advantage. Catherine Mulligan will look to sure up her back line to limit goal scoring opportunities.
Players to Watch (KC): The Giants tallied just four shots in their lone game this season, three of which came off of the foot of Faith Shiffer. Shiffer was unable to put any of her shots on target, however, Hayden Richner took just one shot and was able to force a save. Richner was second on the team last season with eight goals and four assists and will be leaned upon to lead the team this year in scoring after losing Nisa Cortes.
News & Notes: The Dolphins and Giants have only played once in their history which saw the Dolphins take a 3-1 victory. The meeting came last season in La Plume, PA. Staten Island will look to stay undefeated against the Giants this afternoon while picking up their first win of the season. As a team, the Dolphins are taking 11 shots per game while allowing their opponents to take 22. The Giants are allowing 21 shots per game while taking just four.