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    Women’s Soccer Outlook

    Although the team fell 3-0 to George Mason on Friday afternoon, Women’s soccer is primed to improve on last seasons 8-7-2 record.

    The team opened the season with consecutive home shutouts over Iona and Siena before traveling to Fairfax, Va. over the weekend to take part in the Mason Tournament hosted by GMU.

    Last seasons top two scorers, Brooke Barbuto and Tiffany Fasullo, return this year to lead the offensive attack.’ Barbuto, a junior forward from Syracuse, led the team last season with 6 goals and 13 points.’ Fasullo, a senior midfielder from Setauket, had 4 goals and 3 assists last year.

    Marisa Viola, the sophomore goaltender who played every game for the Seawolves last season as a freshman, is back in the net.’ Last season she had a .883 save percentage.’ Her strong play anchored the teams first 2 victories of the season.’ She made 3 saves in the win over Iona, and had 6 stops during the game against Siena.’

    The team features 11 freshman, including Danielle Tenaglia, a forward from North Reading, Mass. who scored the only goal in the 1-0 blanking of Siena.’ The team also features 7 seniors.

    The team Head Coach, Sue Ryan, a graduate of Cortland in 1983, is entering her 22nd season with the program.’ During her tenure the Seawolves have risen from a Division III school all the way up to Division I.

    After a rocky 2005 campaign, the team rebounded last season and is looking to continue improving in order to compete at the top of the America East conference.’ Conference play begins Sept. 30 against UMBC, and the schedule is rounded out with 7 more conference games.’ The teams next home game is Sept. 16 versus East Carolina, with kickoff scheduled for 12:00 PM.

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