The Stony Brook men’s soccer team won its second consecutive match Saturday night, beating the Albany Great Danes, 1-0. The win puts Stony Brook in a tie for third in the America East Conference.
Coming off a clinical performance last weekend against Binghamton, the Seawolves were again in form, keeping the ball for most of the game and limiting Albany to just three shots on goal. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Anthony Rogic (Boonton, NJ) stopped all three, recording his second straight shutout.
Stony Brook scored the eventual game winner in the 11th minute of play. A free kick from near midfield off the foot of senior Collin Geoghegan (Lindenhurst, NY) soared into the penalty area where it was met by freshman Berian Gobeil-Cruz (Montreal, Quebec), who got just enough head on the ball to push it past a charging Albany goalkeeper.
The lead held throughout. Albany’s best chance came in the 71st minute when a Great Dane attacker hit the goalpost, and Rogic was forced into a brilliant stop on the rebound.
Stony Brook’s third win of the season brings the Seawolves to 3-9-3 this fall and 2-2-0 in conference play. The Seawolves are third in the America East, tied with Binghamton. In a note addressing supporters on Friday, head coach Cesar Markovic called Binghamton ‘eternal rivals’ of Stony Brook.
Markovic also noted optimism for the future, citing the number of freshman that have started each game and that nine of Stony Brook’s 14 goals have been scored by freshmen.
Stony Brook wraps up its home stand at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 when they take on Vermont at Lavalle Stadium.