Green-Out Game to Shatter Mental Health Stigmas

Sept. 21 was a good day for the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz women’s soccer team, as they beat Mount Saint Vincent 4-1. 

New Paltz started the scoring early at 5:36, when first-year midfielder Dana Salinas got her first goal with a header shot and assist from first-year forward Ally Donovan. After six shots on goal from New Paltz compared to the Dolphin’s one first-year forward Siena Diaz-Colon hit net at 31:32 with an assist from fourth-year midfielder Alex Wild, bringing Hawks up 2-0. 

Mount Saint Vincent answered the Hawks’ call with a goal by first-year forward Emily McCarthy at 42:32 for her second of the season. 

After half-time, New Paltz came on strong with 11 shots on goal for the period. First-year midfielder Katie Buquicchio started the shots at 51:59 and 52:32, with Donovan following at 58:27, second-year defender Erika McCue (67:21), fourth-year forward Annaliese Gorr (68:48), Salinas (69:20) and first-year forward Victoria Moffettone (73:37) all tallying shots, until the Lady Hawks finally scored off an own goal, making it 3-1. 

Two of the final three shots came from third-year forward Sky Pedroza at 82:13 and 83:19. Second-year midfielder Cailin Ruoti shot wide at 88:38, but Wild finally breaks through and scored at 89:40, with an assist from Diaz-Colon to earn her third goal of the season and end the game, 4-1.

On Sept. 28, the Lady Hawks took part in a green-out game to represent mental health awareness and their fight to shatter the stigma. The Hawks fell 4-0 to the Oneonta Red Dragons, leaving their record at 3-5-1.

Without any shots on goal from the Hawks for the entire first period, fourth-year midfielder/forward Christina Kornfeld scored the game’s first goal with an assist by second-year defender Grace Syron at 4:01. 14 minutes later at 18:14, graduate student midfielder Seaver Lipshie secured another one for Oneonta with an assist by first-year forward Emma Kirkpatrick. The Red Dragons continued with another goal from Kornfeld at 30:02, assisted by first-year midfielder/forward Joie Tortorice.

Wild shot on goal early in the start of the second period, but went high. Three shots from Oneonta followed, until first-year forward Abbey Wood scored at 70:38, making the score 4-0 and the final result.

This is the eighth consecutive game that the Hawks have lost to the Red Dragons, while also being their first loss at home in 2019 and their first conference loss of the season. 

The Hawks return home this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5., against Buffalo State and SUNY Fredonia.

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Susanna Granieri is a fourth-year journalism and digital media production major. This is her fifth semester with The Oracle. Previously, she worked as an Arts & Entertainment Copy Editor and Sports Editor. She is passionate about journalism and being a watchdog for our local issues and news in the Village of New Paltz. She has also written for the Legislative Gazette, the Southern Ulster Times and Being Patient. She will continue her journalism career in the fall of 2021 at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.