Despite 11 Brennan Saves, UAlbany Suffers 4-0 Road Loss to Stony Brook
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Despite the fourth double digit-save game for Alana Brennan on the year, the UAlbany women’s soccer fell to Stony Brook on the road 4-0 on Sunday.
UAlbany (1-12-1, 0-4-1 AE) defended against a couple of early shots from Stony Brook in the first four minutes. Caitlyn Paltsios and Anna Hogan got off shots in the following four minutes, but each went wide.
In the middle of the 12th minute, Larissa Nysch headed a Shannon Grogan cross into the net to put Stony Brook (8-4-1, 3-1 AE) up 1-0.
The Great Danes looked to counter in the following minutes. Alexa Schneider had a shot blocked in the 14th minute, and in the next minute, a corner kick from Krista Fitzpatrick did not result in a shot.
Brennan saved a trio of shots to keep the deficit at three until the 29th minute, when Christina Furman made a breakaway and put a ball into the right side of the net for a 2-0 home team.
The final ten minutes of the half saw UAlbany get chances at the net. A shot from Stephanie Nelle from the back line hit the crossbar at the 37:54 mark. Schneider saw her rebound attempt get blocked, then Helena Olafsdottir’s attempt seconds later was saved by keeper Ashley Castanio. UAlbany trailed 2-0 going into halftime.
Out of the break, Olafsdottir headed a cross just wide of the net in the first shot of the second half.
Nysch earned a second opportunity in the 62nd minute, receiving a pass from Fluman on a breakaway. Nysch kicked the ball just under the crossbar for her second goal, making it 3-0 Seawolves.
UAlbany tried to put fresh legs on the field to get chances, but Stony Brook held off the Great Dane attack. In the 79th minute, the home team got another goal from a 30-yard shot from Tessa Devereaux to make it 4-0. The Great Danes did not get another shot off in the game.
Brennan finished the game with 11 saves, earning her second consecutive double digit save contest. Paltsios and Schneider each had three shots in the game.
Nysch finished with her seventh and eighth goals of the year. Castanio got the win with four saves.
The Great Danes will play their final regular season road contest on Thursday, October 17th against Vermont at 3 p.m.