Freshmen Lead The Charge For Stony Brook WSOC

Stony Brook
From left, Alyssa Francese, Rachel Florenz and Kimmy Chavkin.

It was a big day for the freshmen of Stony Brook Women’s Soccer.

Led by Alyssa Francese’s hat-trick, the Seawolves topped Wagner 6-0 at Hameline Field in Staten Island. The three goals from Francese were the first of her career.

In addition, East Islip’s Rachel Florenz scored twice in the second half, and Kimmy Chavkin chipped in with a goal.

“It’s been a long few weeks with some of the results not going our way, but even in defeat, we were growing as individuals and as a team,” said Head Coach Brendan Faherty. “I’m happy for our players, not just for today’s result, but more importantly with how they played. We played with a lot of composure on the ball, and were rewarded with some great goals by our attacking players.”

Chavkin got Stony Brook on the board first, blasting the ball into the top right corner of the net from 16 yards out in the 36th minute.

Francese scored her three goals within over 15 minutes. Her first goal came in the 53rd minute when she headed the ball into the bottom of the net off a corner kick. Her second of the game came at the 56th minute, blasting a shot into the bottom right corner after making a run down the left wing. Her third score came in the 68th minute.

Florenz then scored in the 71st and 75th minute – her fourth and fifth goals of the year. Her first goal came assisted by Chavkin, as she found the back of the net from the right wing. She then tapped in an unassisted score to make it 6-0 Stony Brook.