DePonte’s Brace Leads Stony Brook WSOC Past Northeastern

Chelsie DePonte, Stony Brook soccer
Stony Brook's Chelsie DePonte scored twice vs. Northeastern. Photo: Jim Harrison, Stony Brook Athletics

Junior Chelsie DePonte’s second goal less than a minute into extra time gave the Stony Brook women’s soccer team a season-opening 2-1 win over Northeastern.

The victory was the first for rookie head coach Tobias Bischof, who took the top spot on the women’s team this winter after eight years as an assistant coach at Hofstra University.

“I give a ton of credit to our team,” Bischof said. “This win is for Stony Brook and our athletic department. The girls worked hard during preseason and we still have some work to do but today we really showed that we could go the extra mile and grind. I give a lot of respect and credit to my players. They deserve this win.”

On the game-winning goal the Honolulu, Hawaii-native was able to take advantage of a loose ball to the left of the penalty spot and slotted home a shot to the far post. 

Northeastern opened the scoring in the 6th minute. A ball that caromed off Stony Brook keeper Sofia Manner fell to Chelsea Domond who was able to finish into a wide-open goal.

Seven minutes later, DePonte would get her first of the game when she put home a cross from junior Fanny Gotesson.

DePonte’s second of the game in stoppage time gave Stony Brook its first season-opening win since 2011. It was also her first-career multi-goal game.

Up next, the Seawolves play host to Manhattan on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at LaValle Stadium. 

Game notes

  • Manner finished the night with eight saves. Six of them came in the first 45 minutes.
  • After leading the team in assists last season with seven, Gotesson picked up right where she left off with the 13th of her career.
  • Freshman Skylar Papele (Holtsville) played 63 minutes in her collegiate debut. Classmates Catharina von Drigalski and Paula Petri played 86 and 83, respectively, in their first collegiate starts.