#Seawolves drop overtime heartbreaker to UMBC

Freshman Maxie New

Oct. 17, 2013

Box Score

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team (8-5-1, 3-2-0 America East) dropped its first home game of the year Thursday with a 2-1 overtime loss to UMBC. The Seawolves scored their only goal of the game in the 31st minute on a UMBC own goal following a free kick by sophomore Stella Norman (Lakewood, Colo.).

Head Coach Sue Ryan's Reaction

"I thought we played well in the first half, but we couldn't put two halves together. We couldn't find our rhythm in the second half and that really cost us, especially after they scored. We got flustered and started just kicking the ball away and not really staying with our gameplan. Obviously we want to get three points whenever we can, but we can learn something whether we win or lose, and we need to take the challenges we faced today and use them to fuel us going forward."

Goal Recaps

• Stony Brook got on the board first when Norman lofted a free kick into the box that glanced off the head of a UMBC defender and into the net at the 30:28 mark. 
• The Retrievers (9-4-2, 4-1-0 America East) equalized in the 54th minute when Meg Kowalski played a through ball down the middle of the field to Alexa Quaranta, who took a touch around Seawolves' keeper Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.) and buried the ball into the empty net.
• UMBC won the match 2:25 into the second overtime when Kowalski crossed the ball in front to Jessy Brown, who fired it home with a first-time finish from five yards out.

The Numbers Game

• Both teams had 22 shots in the match. 
• UMBC had five of the six shots in overtime.
• Stony Brook held a 7-4 edge in corner kicks.
• Quaranta led all players with seven shots.
• UMBC keeper Lauren Kadet stopped seven shots, while Castanio turned away six attempts.



News & Notes

• Stony Brook fell to 7-1-0 at home this season.
• The Seawolves dropped to 0-2-1 in overtime games in 2013.
• Stony Brook nearly won the match in the first overtime when Emily Murrer (Aptos, Calif.) raced in alone on a breakaway, but her shot hit the left post and stayed out.
• Freshman Hannah Groth (Cedarburg, Wis.) made her second collegiate start and made a terrific defensive play late in the second half, sliding to tackle the ball away from a UMBC player in a prime scoring position.

Up Next

Stony Brook will look to rebound on Sunday when it travels to Binghamton. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.