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Wagner Hosts Delaware State On Friday

Published: October 18, 2018


Game No. 15

Wagner College Seahawks (2-12-0; 1-5-0 NEC)
vs. 
Delaware State University Hornets
(3-11-2)

Date

Friday, October 19, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Location

Staten Island, NY  | Hameline Field

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Staten Island, NY – The Wagner College women's soccer team hosts the Delaware State University Hornets Friday in the Seahawks' final non-conference contest of the 2018 season. The game is scheduled to kick off at 7:00 p.m. at Hameline Field. 
 

2018 NEC Women's Soccer Standings // including contests through 10/14/2018
*Top Four Teams Make The NEC Tournament*
  SCHOOL NEC POINTS OVERALL PCT. STREAK
1 Central Connecticut 6-0 18 12-1-2 .867 W6
2 Fairleigh Dickinson 4-1-1 13 6-7-3 .469 W4
3 Saint Francis U 3-1-1 10 5-7-3 .433 L1
4 Mount St. Mary's 2-1-2 8 3-7-3 .346 W1
5 Bryant 2-2-1 7 6-6-1 .500 L2
6 Robert Morris 2-3 6 4-11 .267 W1
  Sacred Heart 2-4 6 3-12 .200 L1
8 WAGNER 1-5 3 2-12 .143 L2
9 LIU Brooklyn 0-5-1 1 2-11-3 .219 L4
 
 
Last Time Out: vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (October 14, 2018 | Lost, 6-2)
  • The Wagner College women's soccer team scored the first goal of the contest on Sunday afternoon, but the visiting Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights scored a trio of goals midway through the first half as the Seahawks dropped a 6-2 decision to the Knights on Sunday afternoon at Hameline Field.
  • Wagner continued to battle back in the contest and was rewarded in the 67th minute as junior goalkeeper Delaney Beck took her second free kick of the contest as this one was soaring toward the FDU, junior captain Maria Nunez was able to head the ball past a leaping Amanda Fitzgerald to cut the Knights lead to 4-2. 
  • For Nunez, who was named to the Northeast Conference (NEC) Prime Performer List on Tuesday, it marked her team-leading fourth goal of the season. 

Wagner – Delaware State University Series History:
  • Friday's contest between the Seahawks and the Hornets is the 13th all-time meeting between the schools with Wagner holding an 8-3-1 advantage in the head-to-head series.
  • The Green & White are 2-2-1 in their last five matches with the Hornets, after picking up a 2-1 road victory a season ago. 
  • Delaney Beck came forward 112 minutes into the game and converted on a direct free kick from 39 yards out to lift Wagner past Delaware State, 2-1, in overtime giving head coach, Phil Casella, his first collegiate head coaching win.  Beck finished with two saves in the contest as well. 

Wagner vs. Northeast Conference:
  • Sunday's contest with Fairleigh Dickinson marked the 170th all-time Northeast Conference (NEC) match the Seahawks will play. 
  • The most conference victories the Green & White has had in a single season is five, set back in 2014 when Wagner finished second in the league with a 5-1-2 conference mark and a 9-7-3 overall record en route to earning the No. 2 seed in the NEC Tournament.  
 
 
Wagner Earns United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award:
  • The United Soccer Coaches announced on Monday the Team Academic Award winners at the collegiate levels to recognize exemplary performance in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year.
  • The Wagner College women's soccer team was acknowledged as one of 507 women's programs to have earned the Team Academic Award.
  • This marked the sixth time that the Seahawks program earned this honor (2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018).
  • Wagner finished the 2017-18 season with a 3.58 cumulative team GPA


Viscardi Among Top-Five In Career Saves: 
  • The Hazlet, NJ native has 182 for her career and is just 18 away from reaching the 200 career save plateau.
 

Wagner All-Time Career Saves
(Since 1993 | *Some record are incomplete or missing*)
Rank Player Total Years
1 Katie Marcy 403 2010-11, 2013-14
2 Dana Honcharuk 262 1999-00
3 Jennifer McGinity 223 1998-00
4 Sam Schueschner 214 2007-09
5 KATIE VISCARDI 182 2015-PRES
6 Michelle Quinones 105 2003
7 Leslie Reed 100 2005-08
8 DELANEY BECK 99 2017-PRES
9 Ashley Wilson 98 2003-06
10 Averyl Growden 89 1997
 

Scouting The Delaware State University Hornets:
  • The Hornets enter play with a 3-11-2 record on the year and are 1-3-1 in their last five matches.
  • The lone win during this stretch came on October 15 as DSU defeated Canisius, 2-1, at home. 
  • Jade Jamison leads the team with seven goals while Alexa Gibbs, ALyssa Coustenis and Katrina Silva pace the team with two assists. 
  • Leslie Fazio has appeared in goal in 15 of the 16 Hornets games this season, recording 77 saves. 

Up Next For Wagner:
  • Wagner will play its final home contest of the 2018 season on Sunday, October 21, as they welcome in the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.
  • Sunday is Senior Day, as the women's soccer program will recognize the 2018 class in a brief pregame ceremony. 

 


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