Women's Soccer Falls at Stony Brook 3-1
Score: Stony Brook 3, UAlbany 1
Location: LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y.
Records: UAlbany (6-5-3, 3-1-1 AE); Stony Brook (10-5-0, 4-1-0 AE)
Short story: Women’s soccer wraps its three-game road trip with a 3-1 defeat at the hand of Stony Brook.
- Leah Pais scored her second goal of the season
- UAlbany outshot Stony Brook 18-12
- Nine of Stony Brook’s 12 shots were on target
- Stony Brook took nine corner kicks to UAlbany’s one
- Stony Brook committed 14 fouls to UAlbany’s three
Coach Bochette: “We’re obviously disappointed with the result tonight, but there were plenty of positives to take away from a difficult, windy, and unsettled match. We created several excellent chances to add a second goal before their second and third goals, and dealt well with many of their threats. In the end, however, we didn’t get enough of the details right to warrant a positive result. Full credit to Stony Brook; they stayed true to their game plan, put us under pressure at every turn, and were successful in disrupting our rhythm in attack.”
The University at Albany women’s soccer team closed out a three-game road trip Thursday night with a visit to Stony Brook. The Seawolves handed the Great Danes their first conference loss of the season, winning 3-1 over UAlbany.
The Great Danes got on the board early, with freshman Leah Pais finding the back of the net in the 16th minute to put UAlbany up 1-0. She was set up by Meghan Cavanaugh, recording her third assist of the season.
Stony Brook responded five minutes later in the 21st minute when Paula Petri’s low shot slipped past UAlbany goalkeeper Sophia Chen to lock up the game at one.
The remainder of the first half passed without another score. UAlbany held a narrow shot advantage of 7-4 over the Seawolves, while Stony Brook enjoyed a narrow advantage of 3-1 in corner kicks.
Pais ripped a shot early in the second half, in the 48th minute, that was saved by Stony Brook goalkeeper Sofia Manner. Manner finished the game with six saves.
The Seawolves took the lead in the 59th minute on a goal from Chelsea DePonte off a setup from Catharina Drigalski. In the 85th, Stony Brook iced the game in transition, with Fanny Gotesson putting away a setup from Rachel Florenz.
UAlbany ended up outshooting Stony Brook 18-12 over the course of the game, but nine of Stony Brook’s shot attempts were on target, compared to seven of UAlbany’s. Stony Brook also took nine corners, including six in the second half, compared to just one for the Great Danes. UAlbany’s only corner came in the first half, in the 20th minute.
Up next: UAlbany returns home for its final two games of the 2019 regular season, starting Sunday, October 20 against UMass Lowell.