August 31, 2012
ON A ROLL
Stony Brook women prevail in extratime, registering 3rd win in a row
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Freshman Raven Edwards scored three minutes into extratime to boost the Stony Brook women to their third consecutive match with a 1-0 overtime victory against Army in West Point, N.Y. on Friday.
This is the Seawolves' first three-game winning streak since October 2009 and was their first over Army since 1987. Stony Brook had not won in extratime since a 2-1 victory over Yale on Oct. 16, 2009
"Army is a very tough place to play and get a positive result, so obviously we're very pleased with the result tonight. This was a total team effort, a lot of players saw quality minutes," Stony Brook coach Sue Ryan said. Ashley Castanio came up big for us with some important stops in overtime and Sa'sha Kershaw really commanded the middle of the field tonight."
Only three minutes into the extra session, junior Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.) played the ball up the field to Edwards (West Orange, N.J.), who got inside the first defender, then took a touch around a second defender before slotting it inside the right post and in.
Goalkeeper Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.) made five saves and recorded her second straight shutout for the Seawolves (3-1-1), lowering her goals-against average to 0.95.
Both of Edwards' goals this year have been game-winners.
The Seawolves have not allowed a goal in the last 244 minutes of game action.
At least one freshman has scored in each of the last three games for Stony Brook.
Stony Brook hosts Yale at 2 p.m. on Sunday.