Bischof Hails Team Effort In Stony Brook’s Win Over Vermont

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Stony Brook’s women’s soccer team sits in first place in the America East Conference following its 2-0 road win over Vermont Sunday afternoon.

The win improved the Seawolves to 5-1 in conference play (11-5 overall) on the season, two points ahead of Albany with two games remaining in the regular season. 

Two familiar names again found their way on to the scoresheet. Junior Alyssa Francese scored her 11th goal of the season. Fellow junior Fanny Götesson tallied her fifth goal of the season. 

While the two juniors provided Stony Brook with the necessary offense on the day, Seawolves head coach Tobias Bischof credited the entire team for the victory.

“This was a great win on the road,” he said. “We used 18 players this afternoon and it was a total team effort to earn it. I am also very happy with our defense that preserved a shutout.”

Goalkeeper Sofia Manner made two saves on the afternoon to earn her seventh clean sheet of the season and lower her goals-against average to 1.04.

Stony Brook opened the scoring in the 24th minute. A corner from freshman Catharina von Drigalski into the box that led to a scrum. Francese was able to get on the end of a loose ball and find the back of the net to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

The Seawolves would maintain its slim one-goal lead until late in the second half. Junior Erin O’Connor of Setauket raced the length of the field before dishing off to Götesson, who was able to slot home to the far post.

Up next for Stony Brook will be its final regular-season home game on Sunday afternoon when New Hampshire visits LaValle Stadium. Game time is 1 p.m.