October 1, 2001
TOP OF THE LEAGUE
CSI women solidify 1st-place standing
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The College of Staten Island improved to a perfect 4-0 in the City Univeristy of New York Athletic Conference play with a 5-0 win over John Jay College, completing a season sweep of the Bloodhounds on Saturday.
The win improved CSI to 7-3 overall and insured the team of at least a tie for first place in the regular season final standings with games against CCNY and York remaining. John Jay dipped to 4-6, 2-2, respectively.
Despite the lop-sided final count, the Dolphins had a lot of trouble breaking through on the scoreboard. John Jay posted the game's first shot, but after that it was all Dolphins, as the home team scattered the final 12 shots in the first half.
JJC goalkeeper Marcelina Kopec was up for the challenge and turned away seven firsthalf shots, but CSI did have the last laugh, scoring a goal in the 43rd minute. CSI leading scorer Demi-Jean Martorano started the flurry with a cross from the far corner that freshman Gabriella Galeano buried into the low left-hand corner.
With John Jay forced into attacking at all costs for an equalizer, CSI used their counterattack to build the lead and put the game away. Just over 15 minutes into the second frame, Lauren Neglia tallied on a simple corner kick that bent into the goal on a play where the John Jay defense failed to make a play. Just 24 seconds later, Martorano caught the Bloodhounds defense napping, firing in a rocket after a middle of the field lead pass by Paige Buono.
Freshman Samantha Wysokowski started the game at goalkeeper and made a single save in 66:16, then came on to score six minutes into her time as a forward off of a Deena D'Amato leader to make it 4-0. In what could have been the prettiest goal of the afternoon, Wysokowski then found Matea Marie DeNoble at 82:23 on a bending cross that found DeNoble's right boot, punching it in from the goal mouth into the top shelf.
CSI outshot JJC, 34-3 (17-2 on goal), and held a 10-4 advantage in corner kicks.
The Dolphins will host the College of Mount Saint Vincent at the CSI Soccer Complex at 4 p.m. Tuesday.