Quote: LIU Brooklyn Women’s Soccer ready for a three-peat

Senior Shino Kunisawa scored at the 91st minute against Mount St. Mary's to send the Blackbirds to the playoffs. Photo courtesy of LIU Athletics.

Senior Shino Kunisawa scored at the 91st minute against Mount St. Mary’s to send the Blackbirds to the playoffs. Photo courtesy of LIU Athletics.

The LIU Brooklyn women’s soccer team struggled big time from the middle of September through the middle of October, but they turned their season around and won five of their last six games to reach the playoffs to give them a shot at a coveted three-peat in the Northeast Conference.

Here is a brief excerpt from the Eagle’s own John Torenli:

“When we weren’t winning, everybody was telling us it was a rebuilding year,” noted Tracey Bartholomew, whose club opened with a dismal 2-9-1 mark after going goal-less and winless in six straight matches from Sept. 15 to Oct. 11.

“But we just kept telling the girls, ‘We’re not rebuilding, we’re reloading. We have the talent to get back to the NEC Championship.’” she added. “All the credit goes to the girls and what they’ve been able to do.”

Check out the rest of the story for more on the Blackbirds’ amazing turnaround. They begin the NEC tournament on Friday, Nov. 8 against No. 3 Fairleigh Dickinson in Loretto, Penn. Here is a link where you can watch the match live.

Jenn Peters leads the Blackbirds with six goals this season, including three game-winners, followed by Shino Kunisawa with three and Tori Shinkowitz with two. Jessica Sexton has started in all 18 matches with a 1.27 goals against average and four shutouts.


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