Following a win in their Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) debut on Saturday, the Seawolves (6-9, 2-0 CAA) traveled to West Long Branch, N.J. on Thursday to take on the Monmouth Hawks. They took full advantage of the CAA’s losingest team, beating them 67-56.
After finishing over .500 in the non-conference half of their schedule, the Seawolves (8-5, 2-0 CAA) pulled off a pair of impressive victories to start their tenure in the CAA. They kicked things off with an 89-61 blowout win over the William & Mary Tribe on Friday. On Sunday, they celebrated New Year’s Day with a 67-55 comeback win at the Hofstra Pride.
Coming into this past season, Stony Brook had significant holes to fill. Losses in leadership, talent and production from the 2021 team led to low expectations from the outside world. Being newcomers in a stronger conference did not help matters, either.
Sports Editor Mike Anderson heads off to the track field to talk with recent Stony Brook graduate Nick Cipolla, whose 2022 cross country team became the first Stony Brook team to win a CAA championship.
Though the Seawolves fought hard, their effort was not enough to win their second-straight game. They fell to the Wagner Seahawks 58-55 on Thursday in a game that featured 14 lead changes and seven ties.