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Seawolves battle Binghamton on the field, winning 2-0. (BASIL JOHN / THE STATESMAN)

With their 2-0 victory over Binghamton on Sunday, the Seawolves cinched an America East playoff spot. Sophomore Stella Norman and senior Larissa Nysch each scored for the Seawolves, who improved to 9-5-1 overall and 4-2-0 in the America East.

Stony Brook scored in the 40th minute when Norman scored on a free kick from 32 yards out. Norman later assisted Nysch at the 68:35 mark, to put the Seawolves up 2-0.

The Bearcats did outshoot the Seawolves 14-6, but could not get on the board. Junior Ashley Castanio made five saves for her fourth shutout of the season, and ninth career shutout. Norman had three shot attempts for the Seawolves.

It will be Stony Brook’s second consecutive appearance in the America East Tournament and sixth in the last seven seasons.

Nysch scored her ninth goal of the season, which was her 20th career goal, and she also reached her 49th and 50th points as a Seawolf. She is only one of six players in Seawolves history with 50 points.

Stony Brook will host New Hampshire on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the team’s final regular season home game.

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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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