Men's soccer doesn't convert at Drexel, falls 2-0

Shane Wixted

Sep 8, 2013

Final Stats

PHILADELPHIA - Despite a match that saw both teams have a share of the opportunities, it was the Stony Brook men's soccer team that was not able to convert chances in its match with Drexel, falling to the Dragons 2-0 Sunday at Vidas Field.

The Seawolves dropped to 1-2-0 on the season while Drexel picks up its first victory of the year to improve to 1-2-1.

Head Coach Ryan Anatol's Reaction
"Give credit to Drexel; they scored a really good goal in the first half. The guys battled back and worked hard to create chances for the majority of the game. Unfortunately, we couldn't get one through. We'll have to move on to the next game as we prepare for Rhode Island on Friday."

Goal Recaps

  • In the eighth minute, Drexel's Marty Brennan took a shot from 30 yards out on the right side. The ball struck the far post and went in for the goal.
  • In the final seconds of the match, Stony Brook goalkeeper Jason Orban (Manorville, N.Y.) was scrambling to clear the ball to give the Seawolves a chance to tie the game, but he was not able to clear it, and the ball went to Drexel's Nathan Page, who calmly kicked the ball into the open net.

Best Opportunities

  • Senior Shane Wixted (Melbourne Beach, Fla.) had a free kick in the box, but the ball sailed just over the bar.
  • Senior Will Casey (Setauket, N.Y.) had a header shot that was stopped by Drexel goalkeeper Tyler Afferbach.

The Numbers Game

  • Shots were nearly equal; Drexel outshot Stony Brook 15-13 overall and 5-4 in shots on goal.
  • Drexel had 11 corner kicks to Stony Brook's one.
  • Wixted, Casey, junior Keith McKenna (Great River, N.Y.) and sophomore Martin Giordano (Weston, Fla.) had Stony Brook's shots on goal.



News & Notes

  • Stony Brook's all-time record against Drexel falls to 1-1-0. This was the team's first match since 2001, when the two teams were both members of America East.
  • Freshman Jeffrey Medina (Brentwood, N.Y.) made his collegiate debut and played 26 minutes.
  • The Seawolves were shut out in back-to-back matches for the first time since October 7 & 12, 2011.

Up Next
Stony Brook will play a pair of home games next weekend, hosting Rhode Island Friday at 7 p.m. and Villanova Sunday at 2 p.m.