(MEHMET TEMEL / THE STATESMAN)
Seawolves kick the ball down the field. (MEHMET TEMEL / THE STATESMAN)

The Seawolves fell 3-2 to UMass Lowell on Saturday. They fell behind 3-0, and brought the deficit back to within a single goal, but the Seawolves could not complete the comeback. Stony Brook has not won in four matches, falling to 5-7-1 overall and 1-2-1 in the America East. It was UMass Lowell’s third win of the year and first-ever win in their new conference.

The River Hawks’ Wuilito Fernandes scored off a pass from Kevin Zapata in the third minute of the game. They added another goal quickly, as Homero Morais scored off a pass from Eric Martin in the 11th minute.

The score remained the same until Morais scored again off of a cross from Zapata inside the right post.

Stony Brook got on the board in the 67th minute, as senior Will Casey took a shot that was originally stopped, but the rebound went to freshman Kofi Ramirez Osei-Tutu, who scored.

The Seawolves scored again in the 81st minute, as sophomore Martin Giordano passed to freshman Favio Sbarra, who lofted the ball over the goaltender to make it 3-2.

Stony Brook had a few other opportunities, most notably in the 59th and 68th minutes, but the shots were stopped by the River Hawks. The Seawolves were also stopped in the 88th minute, as sophomore Troy Manheimer’s shot was stopped by the River Hawks.

Stony Brook, however, did outshoot UMass Lowell 14-12 and 8-5 in shots on goal.

Ten of Stony Brook’s 14 shots were taken in the second half.

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Osei-Tutu scored the first goal of his career and Sbarra’s goal was his second of the season.

Stony Brook fell to 1-3-1 all time versus UMass Lowell. It was their first meeting as Division I opponents. Stony Brook is currently in a three-way tie with Hartford and Albany for fifth place in the America East Tournament.

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