The Seawolves fell to 1-2-0 on the season after losing to Drexel 2-0 on Sunday. It was the Dragons first win of the season.

The Seawolves fell to 1-2-0 after falling to Drexel 2-0 on Sunday. (MEHMET TEMEL / THE STATESMAN)

The Dragons scored early on and was able to keep the Seawolves off the board for the whole game. Drexel scored in the eighth minute, as Marty Brennan scored from the right side, 30 yards out. It hit the far post and bounced in for the Dragons.

Drexel kept the Seawolves scoreless for the rest of the game, and scored in the final seconds of the match. Seawolf goaltender Jason Orban tried to clear the ball to set up one last opportunity, but Drexel’s Nathan Page got the ball and scored.

The Seawolves did have chances, as senior Shane Wixted was given a free kick, but the ball went over the bar. Senior Will Casey had a header shot, but was stopped by Drexel goaltender Tyler Afferbach.

The Dragons outshot the Seawolves 15-13 overall and 5-4 in shots on goal. The four shots on goal for Stony Brook were taken by Wixted, Casey, junior Keith McKenna and sophomore Martin Giordano. Drexel did have 11 corner kicks, to Stony Brook’s one.

This was the first time Stony Brook has faced Drexel since 2001, back when both teams were in the America East Conference. Freshman Jeffrey Medina played 26 minutes in his collegiate debut. This was the first time Stony Brook was shut out in back-to-back match since October 7 and 12, 2011.

The Seawolves next two games will be at home; hosting Rhode Island Friday at 7 p.m. and Villanova Sunday 2 p.m.


Mike is a senior at Stony Brook University, majoring in journalism. He is currently a managing editor after spending the last two years as sports editor. He joined the paper during the fall of his freshman year and spent his sophomore year as an assistant sports editor. He also interned with News12 Long Island in the sports department, where he covered all sports from high school to professional. He got the opportunity to interview the Boston Bruins as an intern. Mike went to Omaha, Nebraska to report on the Stony Brook baseball team after it famously reached the College World Series. He has written about all sports, but enjoys baseball the most. When he’s not doing something sports related, he is working at CVS, where he is a shift supervisor and the store mentor. After college, he hopes to be a baseball writer.


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