Men's soccer loses heartbreaker to BU in overtime

Kyle McTurk

Oct. 15, 2011

Final Stats

BOSTON - Boston University's Dominique Badji scored with 1:15 remaining in the first overtime to spoil an outstanding Stony Brook men's soccer team defensive performance as the Terriers defeated the Seawolves 1-0 Saturday at Nickerson Field.

The Seawolves' six-match unbeaten streak in America East road games has been snapped, and the team falls to 6-5-3 overall and 2-1-1 in the league. BU improves to 7-6-0 and 3-1-0, jumping past Stony Brook for second place in the standings.

"We're really disappointed with result," head coach Ryan Anatol said. "I thought we did enough to get the point, but sometimes it's the little things that decide the match. BU got its opportunity at the end, and sometimes that's how it goes in soccer."

Badji's goal came on a header off a cross from Anthony Ciccone. It was a mere five minutes after Stony Brook had a strong chance on a corner kick, but senior Serigne Sylla (Dakar, Senegal) missed wide on a header.

The goal spoiled a strong performance by the Stony Brook defenders, especially senior Kyle McTurk (Hauppauge, N.Y.). The Seawolves did not allow a shot on goal for nearly an 80-minute span. BU had a shot on goal in the 19th minute and then not again until the 98th minute.

Other strong chances included a Will Casey (Setauket, N.Y.) shot that went just wide in the 52nd minute, and Keith McKenna (Gret River, N.Y.) had a shot from six yards out saved.

Nick Thomson made four saves for the Terriers, and Stefan Manz (Bronx, N.Y.) made a pair for the Seawolves.

Stony Brook will look to rebound next Saturday, Oct. 22, when it hosts Binghamton at LaValle Stadium at 7 p.m.