With his back turned towards the net, midfielder Trevor Harrison handed the Stony Brook men’s soccer team sole possession of first place in the Coastal Athletic Association (CAA). A battle of top-tier offenses in the CAA played out as advertised on Saturday.
Despite being picked to finish last in the 2023 Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) preseason poll, the Seawolves have not played like a last-place team. Stony Brook will now turn its attention to another team that has played above expectations: the Delaware Blue Hens.
The Seawolves trounced the defending regular-season champion Elon Phoenix on Saturday to wrap up their three-game homestand. Four different scorers combined to lead Stony Brook to a 4-0 win at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
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.
With the 1-0 loss down in North Carolina, the team secured a winless record on the road against conference opponents in 2022. Stony Brook was also officially eliminated from the postseason, becoming the first team in the conference to reach that low.