Retrievers Drop America East Opener, 3-0, to Stony Brook

STONY BROOK, N.Y.-The Stony Brook women's soccer team (4-2-3, 1-0-0 America East) scored three second-half goals to defeat visiting UMBC (1-7-2, 0-1-0 America East) by a score of 3-0 Sunday afternoon in the America East opener for both teams.

After a scoreless first half, Stony Brook forward Brooke Barbuto notched the eventual game-winner just over a minute into the second period, as she took a pass from forward Trine Allenburg at the top of the 18-yard box and put it into the upper-right corner of the net to give the Seawolves a 1-0 advantage.

Stony Brook added to the lead in the 60th minute when forward Danielle Tenaglia gathered a loose ball in front of the net off a corner kick and put it past UMBC junior keeper Catie Bukowski (Odenton, Md./Arundel/South Carolina).

Midfielder Tiffany Fasullo added an insurance goal in the 78th minute, taking a pass from Cait Frank on the left side of the box and kicking it past Bukowski into the lower-right corner.

Bukowski made four saves on the day, while Stony Brook goalie Marisa Viola made one while posting her fourth-straight shutout and extending her scoreless streak to more than 450 minutes.

The Seawolves out-shot the Retrievers, 13-5, with freshman forward Ashley Singer (Baltimore, Md./Kenwood) taking four of UMBC's five shots, including the team's only shot on goal. Stony Brook also held a 5-1 advantage on corner kicks.

With the conclusion of their five-game road trip, the Retrievers now return home to host America East rival New Hampshire on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 3:30 p.m. at UMBC Soccer Stadium.