Stony Brook (18-1, 6-0) set the tone early on against their rivals with a commanding 10-0 lead just three minutes into the first quarter, a lead the Seawolves did not relinquish for the rest of the matchup.
The Seawolves lost in four sets to the UMBC Retrievers on Friday, Nov. 8 before traveling upstate to face the Albany Great Danes on Sunday, Nov. 10, where they achieved the same result. Despite the two-game losing streak, Stony Brook was still able to clinch a spot in the America East playoffs.
“UAlbany was a very well-coached team and they are a handful offensively,” head coach Tobias Bischof said in a press release. “We thought we had a good game plan and we did a good job of following it, taking advantage of the chances we had. We work on set pieces a lot in practice so it was nice to see us take advantage tonight.”
Junior forward Alyssa Francese tried to take things into her own hands late in the open field and passed to junior forward Fanny Götesson, who returned the pass to Francese as she headed the ball into the goal.
The Seawolves sung a different song on Sunday, Nov. 4, sweeping the Great Danes to win their 13th straight game. Stony Brook was able to celebrate on enemy turf, having clinched first place in the America East regular season – the third school sport to accomplish the feat this season – and home field advantage for the postseason tournament.
The Stony Brook baseball team’s trip to Albany this weekend ended in disappointment. Two of the team’s games were closely contested, but all three resulted in losses for the Seawolves in a series sweep at the hands of the Great Danes.
Yeboah tied the game late in the second half after making all three of his free throws after getting fouled on a three-point attempt. Vermont responded with a 15-6 run over the final five minutes to seal Stony Brook’s fate.