On This Day in History | 1997

The 1997 Bears | MacLeod (2nd row, 2nd from right), Edwards (front row, right), Kreines (2nd row, 3rd from left), Fischer (Back row, 5th from left)

On this day 13 years ago…

The girls soccer team could not have foreseen a victory as Eastport took a 2-0 lead in the 1st half, but Brie Edwards began to rebuild their confidence by finding the back of the net. Trailing Eastport 2-1 as the second half began, the Blue and White opened the offensive flood gates against the Ducks, scoring four goals on the way to a 5-3 victory. Heather MacLeod knotted the game at 2-2 on a penalty kick, then, after Eastport took a 3-2 lead, Alyssa Kreines tied the game again with just 14 minutes remaining. MacLeod made sure it was the last time the Bears would have to come back that afternoon, putting in two more, the second with one minute remaining, to seal a well-deserved victory.

MacLeod finished with a hat trick and added an assist while goalkeeper Rebecca Fischer anchored the defense with 11 saves. Coach Jeff Clapper told The Three Village Times that afternoon, “When you have athletes like Brie, Heather and Rebecca Fischer, one needs to take advantage of that athleticism.”

Heather MacLeod scored a goal with one minute remaining to secure Stony Brook’s 5-3 victory over Eastport. Jesse Nersesian scored her first two goals in the first half as Eastport took a 2-0 lead. MacLeod scored on a penalty kick to tie the score at 2 seven minutes into the second. Alyssa Krienes then tied the game at 3 with 14 minutes remaining with a 12-yard shot after beating a defender.

~ Newsday


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