Alyssa Francese got the Seawolves scoring with the first goal of the match. (Photo courtesy of Stony Brook SID)
STONY BROOK, N.Y. — The Stony Brook University women put on a dominating performance as it breezed by the University of Vermont, 4-0, in an America East match Sunday afternoon at LaValle Stadium.
Six Seawolves (7-5-1, 2-0-1) earned points in the team’s third 4-0 win of the season. Vermont fell to 3-6-3, 1-1-1.
“I’m really happy for our group, we came out and scored a goal quick, and that really changes the game when you get that early lead,” head coach Brendan Faherty said. “We added two goals late in the first half and were up 3-0 at halftime, I think our group felt really good, especially after having to come back in our last two games. It was great to get a shutout, we haven’t done that in a while, and to score four goals. We got to see a lot of different players play and, again, I believe that one of the strengths of our team is our depth.”
The Seawolves set the tone early as sophomore Fanny Gotesson (Varnamo, Sweden) brought the ball down the left side of the field and found classmate Alyssa Francese (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) in the middle, who redirected the pass into the net in the opening minute.
Sophomore Kimmy Chavkin (Franklin, N.J.) made it a 2-0 lead for Stony Brook in the 32nd minute when she sent a 21-yard free kick into the top left corner of the goal.
Freshman Mari Brenden (Oslo, Norway) extended the lead with her second goal of the year in the 35th minute. Junior Marissa Kelberman (Bolton, Mass.) sent the ball down the left sideline to sophomore Rachel Florenz (East Islip, N.Y.) who served it into the middle to Brenden for the score.
Sophomore Chelsie DePonte put away her second goal of the week when she fired in a rebound to make it 4-0. Freshman Arianna Barbieri (East Setauket, N.Y.) took the initial shot but was denied by the Vermont keeper and the deflection went right to DePonte.
The Seawolves host Binghamton on Thursday at 7 p.m.