After slugging it out with last year’s America East champion’s UMBC, Stony Brook settles for a 1-1 draw. It was a close contest, with both UMBC and Stony Brook having multiple scoring opportunities.
The two teams both played good defense; heading into the half the game remained scoreless.
It was only once the second half begun that the offences picked up.
UMBC’s Destinee Morris struck first in the 55th minute scoring on Stony Brook’s senior goalkeeper Ashley Castanio to break the deadlock.
It was a short-lived lead though, as Stony Brook freshman Maddie Good scored her third goal of the season.
59 minutes into play she found the back of the net off a pass by redshirt sophomore Raven Edwards.
Although being kept to just one shot in the first half, the Seawolves came together for 10 shots in the second half and overtime.
Seawolves senior Shannon Grogan had three of those shots.
With minutes left in the game Grogan had fans on the edge of their seats in Baltimore when she rattled off two consecutive shots on goal within 10 seconds of each other.
Both shots were saved by UMBC goalkeeper Jen Nance.
Although ending in a draw, the outcome is still a positive one. UMBC is one of Stony Brook’s biggest rivals.
This game is also a rematch of last year’s America East championship in which UMBC defeated Stony Brook.
Following the game, Head Coach Sue Ryan emphasized her pride in her team for battling back in the second half and said the game was a great showcase for where America East Soccer has come to be today.
The Seawolves are now 3-8-1 on the season.