Oct. 27, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Despite playing strong defense, the Stony Brook men's soccer team was not able to generate enough offense in a 1-0 loss to Hartford Sunday at LaValle Stadium.
The #Seawolves fell to 6-8-1 overall and 1-3-1 in America East. Hartford improves to 10-3-3 overall and 2-2-1 in the conference.
Head Coach Ryan Anatol's Reaction
"I thought defensively we had a good performance and limited their opportunities. I thought we did a good job getting behind the ball. Unfortunately we gave up a restart with 30 seconds left in the first half. We weren't good enough on the attacking side of things today. We didn't do enough to create good scoring opportunities."
In the 45th minute, Hartford goes in for a cross from the far side, and the ball is deflected towards Hartford's Shane Dineen, who was face-to-face with the #Seawolves goalkeeper. Dineen dished off to Omar Tall on his right, and Tall calmly sank the goal shot unopposed.
The Numbers Game
- Hartford outshot Stony Brook 9-3.
- Corner kicks were in favor of Hartford, 4-3.
- Senior Carlos Villa (Caracas, Venezuela) made three saves in net for Stony Brook.
- Stony Brook was shutout in America East play for the first time since Oct. 19, 2012 vs. UMBC.
News & Notes
- Hartford has evened the all-time series at 5-5-5.
- With two matches remaining, Stony Brook sits in a tie with UMass Lowell for seventh place in America East. The #Seawolves will need a minimum of two points in their final two matches to have a chance to qualify for the America East Championship.
The #Seawolves will host Vermont on Saturday, Nov. 2 in their regular season home finale. Game time is 7 p.m. and can be seen on AmericaEast.TV.