Stony Brook WSOC Cruises Past Delaware State

Alyssa Francese, Stony Brook
Alyssa Francese. Photo: Stony Brook Univ.

Alyssa Francese scored twice as the Stony Brook women’s soccer team closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule with a 5-0 win over Delaware State.

Arianna Barbieri (East Setauket), Rachel Florenz (East Islip) and Fanny Gotesson also scored for the Seawolves who improved to 7-4-0 on the season.

“I’m glad we finished a tough stretch of three road games with a professional performance,” said Tobias Bischof, Stony Brook’s head coach. “We practice hard every day and it is good to see a lot of players compete today.”

Gotesson led Stony Brook with four shots on goal while Francese and Ranae Ward each had three shots on goal. The Seawolves outshot Delaware State 26-1, with a 15-0 advantage in the second half.

Francese scored the Seawolves’ first and fifth goals in the game. Barbieri’s goal was her first of the season and the first of her college career. Florenz scored her second goal of the season while Gotesson also found the back of the net for the second time in 2019. 

In goal, Sofia Manner earned her fourth clean sheet of the season. 

Stony Brook will now focus on the America East portion of its schedule when it welcomes UMBC to LaValle Stadium on Thursday. Kickoff is 6 p.m. The Seawolves opened the conference portion of its schedule with a 2-0 win over Maine on September 22.