McKenna scores again, but #Seawolves fall at UNH, 2-1

Keith McKenna

Oct. 12, 2013

Final Stats

Durham, N.H. - Junior Keith McKenna (Great River, N.Y.) scored a goal for the second consecutive match, but it did not prove enough for the Stony Brook men's soccer team, who had more opportunities to score, but allowed a 71st minute tie-breaking goal to New Hampshire, leading to a 2-1 loss Saturday night at Bremner Field.

The loss is Stony Brook's first during America East play, dropping the #Seawolves to 1-1-0 and 5-6-0 overall. The Wildcats improved to 2-0-0 in the league and 8-3-0 overall.

Head Coach Ryan Anatol's Reaction
"I thought it was a tough result tonight. I thought we carried the play throughout the game, created some really good chances, hit the crossbar in the first half. But their goalkeeper was the man of the match; he made some great saves. Ultimately we didn't do enough to win the game."

Goal Recaps

  • In the 27th minute, a shot by UNH's Erik Martel was blocked, and Uche Ugochukwu got the blocked ball and bounced it into the net for a goal.
  • In the 51st minute, McKenna leveled the match when he dropped a shot from 25 yards away, and the ball slammed into the crossbar, came straight down and crossed into the net for the goal.
  • In the 71st minute, UNH's Jesus Tudela crossed the ball into the box, and Steven Palumbo was there to head the ball into the lower left corner of the net.

Strong Chances

  • In the 14th minute, senior Will Casey (Setauket, N.Y.) had a great chance, heading the ball in the box, but Wildcats goalkeeper Travis Worra made an unbelievable diving stop to prevent the #Seawolves from taking the lead.
  • In the 30th minute, just a few minutes after UNH went up 1-0, freshman Jorge Torres (Miami, Fla.) nailed a shot that hit the crossbar, just narrowly missing a goal.
  • In the 88th minute, with the match waning, Casey had another strong shot to equalize the score, but Worra came up big again with the stop, one of seven saves on the night.



The Numbers Game

  • Stony Brook outshot New Hampshire 19-14 overall and 8-6 in shots on goal.
  • Sophomore Martin Giordano (Weston, Fla.) assisted on McKenna's goal and led the team with three shots on goal.
  • Senior Will Casey (Setauket, N.Y.) had five shots, two on goal.
  • McKenna's goal was the second of his career and second this week.
  • The #Seawolves had six corner shots to UNH's three.

News & Notes

  • Stony Brook's unbeaten streak over New Hampshire came to an end at five matches (2-0-3). Previously, UNH had last beaten the #Seawolves in 2007.
  • Stony Brook fell to 2-5-1 all-time in Durham.
  • The all-time series now favors the Wildcats at 5-4-5.

Up Next
The #Seawolves return home to host SUNY rival Binghamton Wednesday night at LaValle Stadium at 7 p.m. The game will air on the radio at WUSB 90.1 FM.