Holding on to a 2-0 lead in the second half, the Stony Brook men’s soccer team appeared to be on its way to its first conference victory of the season at home on Saturday, Oct. 19 versus the Binghamton Bearcats.
The Stony Brook men’s soccer team could not get it going on Friday night against the Hartford Hawks, losing a tightly contested game on Oct. 11 by a score of 1-0. The loss marks the team’s second straight loss and their third straight conference loss this season.
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.
One of the best home environments that the Stony Brook men’s soccer team has seen this season — with screaming fans and a loud band — wasn’t enough for the Seawolves to overcome an early goal by Vermont in their conference opener despite the added energy that showed in a futile performance