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    Women’s Soccer Wins Two Exciting Games

    On Thursday, Sept. 4, Stony Brook’s women’s soccer team defeated Manhattan College 1-0 at Gaelic Park in Riverdale, N.Y.

    Senior Trine Allenberg scored the only goal for the Seawolves in the 20th minute of the first half. Allenberg was able to tuck the ball inside the left post off a pass from freshman Colleen McKenna.

    The Seawolves had a few chances later on in the half, but were denied by Manhattan goalkeeper Caitlin Tripiano, who recorded six saves for the Jaspers. The Seawolves were led by another strong performance by goalkeeper Marisa Viola, who recorded her second shutout of the season. Viola made seven saves, including a flurry of shots during the first ten minutes of the second half.

    Stony Brook was able to regroup, as they dominated the possession game the rest of the way.

    On Sept. 7, the Seawolves returned home to host the Fordham Rams in an afternoon affair at LaValle Stadium.

    Stony Brook won an exhilarating game, scoring a goal in the final six minutes for a 2-1 victory over Fordham.

    Stony Brook continued with a trend they’ve shown all season, by jumping out to an early lead. McKenna opened the scoring in the sixth minute of the game, taking a feed from Allenberg and chipping the ball over a charging Fordham goalkeeper.

    In the 25th minute Allenberg almost extended the lead, but hit the crossbar from 25 yards out.

    Viola once again was big in the net for the Seawolves, as she stoned Fordham striker Katie McDermott from point blank range right before the end of the first half. Viola also came up big late in the game, by pushing a header from Ram Katie Sanchez wide.

    But in the 84th minute Fordham finally solved Viola. McDermott was able to head a cross from Katie Boulos past Viola into the left corner of the net.

    The game would remain tied for only a short while, as three minutes later senior Brooke Barbuto would score what proved to be the game winner for the Seawolves. Barbuto was able to deflect a loose ball past Fordham goalkeeper Jen Byer.

    Notes: After their successful week, the Seawolves were ranked 13th in the Northeast Region in a poll released by Soccer Buzz magazine on Tuesday. Senior forward Trine Allenberg was named America East Player of the Week after scoring the game winning goal against Manhattan and then getting an assist on Sunday against Fordham. Stony Brook will travel to Boston College to face the Eagles Sept. 12th. The Seawolves are now 3-2.

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