With a battle for early-season supremacy on the line, the Stony Brook baseball team had a successful weekend in Orono, bouncing back from an opening game loss to take two out of three contests against the Maine Black Bears from March 25 to March 27.
A brutal first quarter and the inability to knock down close shots in the fourth were all it took for the Stony Brook women’s basketball team to see its 11-game winning streak snapped by Maine on Saturday, Feb. 12.
With its 69-65 win over the UMass Lowell River Hawks on the road Wednesday night, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team have now won against every team in the America East save for UMBC, whom it will face twice next week.
The prodigal son returned to Island Federal Arena as graduate guard Elijah Olaniyi led the Stony Brook men’s basketball team to an 80-72 win over the Maine Black Bears in the Seawolves’ conference opener on Saturday, Jan. 8.
Less than 24 hours after the men’s team beat the Black Bears at Island Federal Arena, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team crushed Maine 63-44 on the road this Sunday in a rematch of last year’s America East finals.
It’s not quite the environment of a team coming off its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth and second-straight America East championship, but that’s the point. The Stony Brook women’s basketball team doesn’t need to be reminded of the expectations on their shoulders this year, because they hold themselves to a higher standard than anyone else.