“Anyone can beat anyone on any given day,” head coach Ryan Anatol said in the opening week of America East conference play. The Seawolves proved that Friday, defeating the defending conference champion Albany Great Danes 2-1 on Albany’s own field.
The cross was placed perfectly in front of him, only the goalkeeper standing in his way. A tap with the right foot, and the ball flew just past the goalkeeper’s outstretched hands into the right corner of the net.
Nearly 90 minutes of a grinding pace fell apart in that moment on Saturday, Sept. 1, and the Stony Brook men’s soccer team could only watch the celebration unfurl on the opposing team’s bench following the 1-0 defeat.