With the team in desperate need of a conference win, Stony Brook soccer got just what it had hoped for out of their trip to Albany.
The Seawolves defeated the Great Danes 3-2 on Friday night, snapping a four-game losing streak and a two-game conference losing streak.
With the win, Stony Brook currently sits sixth in the America East standings with a 2-3 conference record and a 4-10-1 overall record.
The teams that finished in the top six in the conference will get to compete in the America East championship tournament, which begins on Nov. 8.
Stony Brook jumped out to an early lead in the 23rd minute when midfielder Alejandro Fritz kicked one past Albany for a 1-0 lead.
The team nearly took that lead into the half, until Albany’s Brandon Wilson scored the equalizer late in the 45th minute.
Both teams went to the locker rooms at halftime with the score tied 1-1.
During the second half, the Seawolves would discover their scoring touch.
Midfielder Keith McKenna scored an unassisted goal seven minutes into the half to put Stony Brook back on top.
Five minutes later, the Seawolves would strike again as Martin Giordano scored what would prove to be the game-deciding goal.
Albany’s Ivan Martinez scored in the 61st minute to bring the Great Danes back within a goal.
However, this would prove to be too little too late, as the Seawolves would hold on to win the game.
The win snapped a four game losing streak and a two game road losing streak. Friday’s game marked just the second Seawolves road win of the season.
Additionally, the Albany game also marked perhaps the most impressive offensive game Stony Brook has had in weeks.
After scoring just two goals in their previous five contests, the Seawolves were able to score three against a reeling Albany team that has won just one of its last 11 games.
With another road game scheduled for Tuesday against Harvard, Stony Brook can only hope that momentum from the Albany game will come with them. The team will face off in Cambridge at 7 p.m.
SBU will then head to Binghamton on Saturday for another key America East
The Seawolves will conclude their regular season schedule on Nov. 5 when they welcome UMBC to LaValle Stadium.