A one-sided affair that shouldn’t have been as close as it was, featuring only five total shots from Stony Brook compared to New Hampshire’s (UNH) astounding 25 total shots, left the Seawolves lucky to walk out having only lost by one goal on Friday, Oct. 4 in Durham, New Hampshire.
Seeing wide open green grass in front of him in transition, senior defenseman Stephen Turnbull sprinted and made a booming pass intended for senior striker Jarred Dass that was blocked on a slide by a Fordham defender into his own goal. This proved to be the difference in a 1-0 win for the Stony Brook men’s soccer team.
With Sunday’s win, Stony Brook advances to its first America East Conference final since 2013. This also marks the first time in America East Conference history that a No. 5-ranked team has advanced to the final since the conference moved to a six-team playoff format in 2001.