Nov. 7, 2012
Baltimore, Md. - The No. 3 seed Stony Brook men's soccer team needed more comeback magic to advance in the America East Championship after falling behind No. 2 seed UMBC 1-0. The Seawolves had their chances, but they fell short of scoring a goal in a 1-0 loss to the Retrievers in the conference semifinals.
The Retrievers advance to the final to play New Hampshire. The Seawolves conclude their season at 11-6-1, their best record since 2005.
- In the 23rd minute, a turnover in the Stony Brook zone led to UMBC's Kadeem Dacres getting an open look at the net, beating senior goalkeeper Stefan Manz (Bronx, N.Y.) high near post from about five yards away.
The Numbers Game
- UMBC outshot Stony Brook 12-5.
- The Seawolves were blanked for just the third time this season, two of them coming to UMBC.
- Senior Berian Gobeil Cruz (Montreal, Quebec) had the team's only shot on goal that was a team save in the 26th minute. Senior Raphael Abreu (New York, N.Y.) hit the post in the 58th minute. Junior Will Casey (Setauket, N.Y.) had a header opportunity in the final minute, but the shot went just wide left.
- Manz made four saves for the Seawolves.
News & Notes
- Stony Brook is now 6-4-3 all-time in the America East Championship.
- The Seawolves had advanced to the semifinals for the fourth consecutive season. Only once in the team's history has Stony Brook failed to reach the semifinals.