#Seawolves battle valiantly, come up short at No. 6 UMBC

Martin Giordano

Nov. 6, 2013

Final Stats

Baltimore, Md. - The Stony Brook men's soccer team played an even match with the No. 6 team in the country, but an 88th minute goal by UMBC pushed the Retrievers past the #Seawolves, 1-0, Wednesday night at Retrievers Soccer Park.

The defeat eliminated Stony Brook from America East Championship contention and ends the team's season at 6-10-1 overall and 1-5-1 in America East. UMBC finished the regular season 14-1-2 overall and 5-0-2 in America East, capturing the conference's regular season title.

Head Coach Ryan Anatol's Reaction
"I was proud of the way the guys played tonight on the road against an opponent that has had a lot of success this season. Our guys carried the game in the first half, hit the crossbar, had some good chances. I thought we were good, but we just weren't good enough in the final third to win the game. Ultimately they got one."

Goal Recap
In the 88th minute, UMBC's Kadeem Dacres had the ball on the near side approximately 40 yards away from the goal. He crossed the ball into the box to a waiting Michael DiCesare. He headed the ball from the middle of the box to the far right corner of the net for the goal.

Near Chances

  • In the 21st minute, sophomore Troy Manheimer (Boca Raton, Fla.) nearly scored when his shot from the far right wing slammed into the crossbar.
  • Senior Will Casey (Setauket, N.Y.) followed Manheimer's shot with a header that was stopped by UMBC goalkeeper Phil Saunders.
  • In the 64th minute, freshman Jorge Torres (Miami, Fla.) sent a shot just over the crossbar.
  • In the 69th minute, sophomore Martin Giordano (Weston, Fla.) got into the box and took a shot that was saved by Saunders.



The Numbers Game

  • UMBC outshot Stony Brook 18-8.
  • Senior Carlos Villa (Caracas, Venezuela) made a career-high 10 saves in net.
  • Stony Brook has been shutout for three consecutive matches for the first time since 2008.

News & Notes

  • UMBC now leads the series 9-6-0.
  • Stony Brook fails to qualify for the America East Championship for the first time since 2008.