Stony Brook fell behind Rhode Island 3-2 in the second period of Saturday afternoon’s game and, despite many opportunities to tie the game, never climbed back. This weekend’s split makes Stony Brook’s 2017-18 regular season record 21-7-4.
The Seawolves failed to dictate their typical style of play for the majority of the opening period and went into the second intermission with just one goal for the first time this season. By the time the third period began, the team had a renewed determination.
In the world of sports, nothing fuels a team quite like unexpected defeat. Stony Brook’s hockey team experienced just that last season when they fell to the Liberty University Flames in the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League Championship, ending the Seawolves’ four-year conference title streak. With the 2017-18 season just around the corner, getting back to the top is on everyone’s mind.
Seawolves defeated Liberty 4-0 on Saturday night. With the win, Stony Brook improved to 8-3 on the season and is tied with the University of Delaware for second place in the Eastern States Collegiate Hockey League.