The College of Staten Island women’s soccer team travels to Brooklyn College this afternoon for the CUNYAC Semifinal matchup against Lehman College at 4:00 pm. This afternoon’s game will be a rematch of last year’s CUNYAC Championship game.

Matchup: CSI (10-6, 6-0) vs. Lehman (7-6-1, 3-3-0)
Where: Brooklyn College Field – 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 10-1
Last Meeting: September 10, 2018 – CSI won, 2-1 
Players to Watch (CSI): Samantha LaValle has dominated the conference this season, pouring in 16 goals on 70 shots. LaValle has been a nightmare for opposing defenses as she constantly draws the attention of at least two defenders allowing other Dolphins to capitalized when she doesn’t. In their last meeting against the Lightning, LaValle scored what would turn out to be the game winner in a 2-1 victory. Mirsade Pelinkovic has also proven to be a mismatch in the CUNYAC, constantly dribbling past defenders to either rifle off a shot or send in a cross to one of her teammates. Adrianna Parello and Lauren Smith will control the center of the pitch and slow down Lehman’s attack. Both Parello and Smith have seven assists on the season while Smith sits third on the team with five goals. 
Players to Watch (LC): Melanie Siranaula paces the Lightning with 9 goals this season and found the back of the net against the Dolphins in their last meeting. Daniela Castro sits second on the team with two assists while also adding three goals. Rebecca Gritz has allowed just 21 goals this season for an average of 1.51 goals allowed per game and has made 69 saves. 
News & Notes: The Dolphins have dominated the Lightning since Lehman’s inception in 2012. CSI leads 10-1 all-time with the lone loss coming in 2015. Since that loss, Staten Island and Lehman have met six more times and the Dolphins have allowed just four goals while scoring 14 of their own. On a neutral field, CSI is a perfect 4-0 against Lehman with the most recent meeting coming in the CUNYAC Final last season, a game which the Dolphins eased past the Lightning, 2-0.