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September 5th, 2012

Army drops home debut against rival Stony Brook

Army’s Kim An’s attempt on goal from six yards was just one foot too high as it went over the cross bar.
WEST POINT - Army missed two scoring opportunities just prior to Stony Brook’s Raven Edwards tallying the winning goal early in the first overtime in lifting the Seawolves to a hard fought 1-0 win over the Black Knights in a non-league women’s soccer match Friday evening at Clinton Field.

The loss ruined Army’s home debut as the Black Knights slipped to 2-3-0, while Stony Brook posted its third straight win and second straight shutout in moving to 3-1-1.

Stony Brook dominated the opening half, out-shooting the Black Knights 12-3, but the majority of its shots went wide with just three on goal (two coming late), while two of Army’s three shots were on net and taken by freshman Erica Ndlovu and Candace Stewart.

Army opened the second half with freshman Brooke Hepfer’s shot blocked followed by teammate Katie Holder’s attempt saved by Ashley Castanio just three minutes into the period. Stony Brook’s Taryn Schoenbeck had a missed opportunity three minutes later going one-on-one with Army goalkeeper Linda Rosas when her shot just missed the inside far left post.

In the 66th minute, Stony Brook missed another chance when Priscilla Wiggins was going one-on-one with an Army defender and took a shot that went wide, but on her right was a wide open Evans. Just a minute later, Army’s Kim An’s attempt on goal from six yards was just one foot too high as it went over the cross bar.

After being outshot the first half, Army matched shots with Stony Brook (10) the second half with nine and one on goal, a long shot, by Hepfer at the 68th mark.
Heading into its first overtime session of the season, Army took the first two shots with Stewart going on-on-one with the keeper, but her shot went wide left while An’s attempt 30 seconds later was snagged by Castanio who finished with five saves. Edwards scored the golden goal off an assist from Larissa Nysch with a shot from 12 yards that ripped the right side of the Army net at 92:54.

Stony Brook outshot Army 23-14 and both teams finished with four corner kicks.

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