Pioneers Downed by Two Second Half Goals in 2-1 loss at Stony Brook

Sept. 16, 2005

Final Stats

The Stony Brook University women's soccer team posted two goals in under four minutes in the second half to erase Sacred Heart's halftime lead and defeat the Pioneers, 2-1, in the Holiday Inn Express Invitational at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

Sacred Heart (1-4-0) lit up the scoreboard first when senior Erica Rico (Cranston, RI) netted a goal 37:18 in to the first half off a terrific individual effort. Rico beat three Seawolves defenders before slipping the ball past goalkeeper Cindy Bennett. The Pioneers controlled the half, out shooting the Seawolves, 6-1, in the first stanza.

The Seawolves (2-5-1) exploded out of the gate in the second half, tallying two goals in a four minute span. Midfielder Tiffany Fasullo received a through-ball feed from Trine Allenberg from 40 yards out, slipped behind the defense, and buried the ball into the back of the net just under nine minutes into the second half.

Kate Attenberger tallied the game-winner 3:21 seconds later after she found herself alone at the top of the 18-yard box and lofted the ball over a sprawling Ashley Mocarski (Stratford, CT) in goal.

Mocarski registered three saves on the night, while her counterpart, Bennett saved two balls on the evening for Stony Brook.

The Pioneers return to action when they face Stetson on Sunday, September 18th in the Holiday Inn Express Invitational at 11:00 am.

In the first game of the tournament, St. Francis (Pa.) defeated Stetson, 1-0, in double overtime. The two teams battled to a scoreless first and second half, as well as the first overtime session. Just 2:10 remained in the game when Kelly Carlsen ripped a free kick from 45 yards out that lofted over the Hatters defense. Ashlie Knowles collected the ball and fired into the right hand corner of the net to give the Red Flash their fourth win of the season.