The College of Staten Island women’s soccer will head back to Brooklyn College to take on #2 John Jay College at 2:00 pm. This will be the fourth straight trip to the finals for the Dolphins and they will look to complete the undefeated season in the CUNYAC.
#1 CSI VS. #2 JOHN JAY AT-A-GLANCE
Matchup: CSI (11-6) vs. John Jay (11-5-1)
Where: Brooklyn College Field – 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY
All-Time Series: CSI leads, 16-0-2
Last Meeting: September 19, 2018 – CSI won, 3-0
Players to Watch (CSI): Samantha LaValle dominated the Lightning all afternoon and finished with three goals on five shots to propel her team to the CUNYAC Championship game. Mirsade Pelinkovic will look to pick up where she left off against the Lightning, a game in which she opened up the scoring just three minutes into the game. Pelinkovic will look to pick apart the Bloodhounds from the wing and send in crosses or defeat the defender to put a shot on target. Catherine Mulligan and company will look to hold John Jay scoreless for the second time this season despite the Bloodhounds having the second highest scorer in the conference.
Players to Watch (JJC): Gianna Russo leads the Bloodhounds with 14 goals and also helped John Jay get to the Championship game by converting her penalty kick after extra time could not separate the Bloodhounds and Beavers. Katie Healy has found space all season long and when she isn’t slotting balls through to her teammate’s she’s putting the ball in the back of the net. Healy leads the team with 9 assists and sits second on the team with eight goals. Brittany Shaneberger has allowed just 18 goals this season, allowing 1.44 goals per game.
News & Notes: The Dolphins have never lost to the Bloodhounds in their history. The only time these teams have met in the CUNYAC Championship game came back in 2011 which saw the game go to penalty kicks and favor the Dolphins, 4-3. Throughout the 18 games between these teams, John Jay has managed to score just one goal, which came in a 1-1 draw, back in 2005. Since then, Staten Island has scored 55 unanswered goals.