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Women’s soccer opens Am. East play with draw

The Stony Brook women’s soccer team (1-7-2) began conference play this past Sunday with a 1-1 tie against the Hartford Hawks (3-6-1).

“We got a point today. That’s good,” said Stony Brook head coach Sue Ryan. “I’m a little disappointed because I think we had better chances. Where you are, you want more. Complacency is a disease.”

The Seawolves just came off of their first win of the season against Manhattan, 4-1. In that game, they matched their previous number of goals scored all season.

The game began with Stony Brook in possession of the ball. They put pressure on the Hawks’ defense early, keeping the ball on Hartford’s side of the field.

However, it would be Hartford that would have the most shots in the first half, leading Stony Brook in that category 4-2. The score at the end of 45 minutes was 0-0.

The Hawks swooped early on in the second half with the first goal of the game. With an assist from forward Alex Uscilla, forward Amelia Pereira scored the first goal in the 49th minute.

Ryan made an adjustment to help bring the Seawolves to even terms. “We went to having more speed up front,” she said. “We put two fast players up front.”

Colleen McKenna (Manorville, N.Y.), a junior forward, would prove to be essential in the second half.

In response to Hartford’s goal, Stony Brook tied the score at one each in the 55th minute.

McKenna provided the assist for sophomore midfielder Sa’sha Kershaw (Baltimore, Md.).

That would be all the scoring for the game, however, and two overtime periods weren’t enough to produce a winner. Stony Brook outshot Hartford by game’s end 15-7.

Hartford goalkeeper Lauren Brodeur recorded seven saves while Stony Brook’s freshman Chelsea Morales (Temecula, Calif.) recorded four.

Stony Brook’s next contest is at Albany on Sept. 30 at 3 p.m.  Stony Brook’s next home contest will take place on Oct. 7 when Vermont visits LaValle Stadium.

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