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    Seawolves Slaughter Peahens

    The Stony Brook Women’s soccer team put together a first half worthy of the highlight reel in their win against St. Peter’s last Wednesday night. From the first whistle to the last, the Seawolves dominated the offense, posting a final score of 5-0. The win boosts Stony Brook’s record to 5-3-1 while the Peahens fall to 1-6.

    The Seawolves didn’t waste any time jumping out in front. In the third minute, Marissa Shibley took a pass from Tiffany Fasullo across the goal mouth, fooling the defenders, and slipped the ball behind the unsuspecting Peahen goalie. But the Seawolves didn’t back off as they continued to put pressure on St. Peter’s defensive end.

    Only two minutes later, Fasullo beat the offside trap and sailed a strong cross from the right side into the net. In the twentieth minute, junior Kristen Mishrell scored her first goal of the season with a header off Cait Frank’s cross from the left side.

    But the half wasn’t over yet and neither was the Seawolves’ offensive rally. With only four minutes left in the half, sophomore Samantha Roos launched a ball from the right side of the field that sailed over the goalie’s head into the back netting.

    The Seawolves charged out of the locker room with a 4-0 lead and no intention of giving it up. St. Peter’s tried to battle back, but the Stony Brook defense shut it down. With the win in sight, Coach Sue Ryan was able to showcase a few underplayed team members and give her starters a rest.

    With the Peahens trying to spoil the shutout, star player Brooke Barbuto came back onto the field. Although she played well throughout the first half of the game, with aggressive drives through the St. Peter’s defense, Barbuto wasn’t in on the scoring run. Then, with five minutes left on the clock, she capped off the offensive domination with a header off a corner kick that buried the ball in the back of the net.

    The win puts the Seawolves in good position as they go into America East Conference play. Stony Brook faces Boston University, UMBC, Maine, New Hampshire, Hartford, Albany and Vermont as the battle for the conference title.

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