August 18, 2012
55 DECISIVE SECONDS
Stony Brook women lose lead, opener, 3-2
KINGSTON, R.I. - Goals by Sa'sha Kershaw and Colleen McKenna gave the Stony Brook women an early 2-0 lead, but Rhode Island rallied for three straight goals to prevail, 3-2, in Friday's season opener.
"We came out really well and started the game brightly," SB coach Sue Ryan. "The work ethic the entire game was very good, we just lost our way in the last five minutes of the first half and that was really where we lost the game. The effort in the second half was tremendous and we never gave up. I thought a lot of our younger players had really strong games. But for all the effort we had, we couldnt get enough shots on goal to really test their keeper in the second half."
Stony Brook led 2-1 in the waning minutes of the first half, but Rhode Island scored twice within 55 seconds to swing the momentum.
Stony Brook went in front 1-0 in the fifth minute when Kershaw (Baltimore, Md.) headed in aTaryn Schoenbeck (Newark, Del.) corner kick.
The Seawolves doubled the lead in the 15th minute courtesy of a McKenna (Manorville, N.Y.) strike from 18 yards.
URI got on the board in the 24th minute when Marisa Ammaturo took an Ashley Evangelista pass and fired the ball into the upper right corner of the net.
Rhode Island equalized at 2-2 in the 43rd minute as Jennifer Barrientos slipped the ball inside the left post. Only 55 seconds later, the Rams took the lead for good on a goal by Ellie Bailes.