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Seawolves can’t find offense in trip to West Virginia

Stony Brook now prepares for three straight America East conference matchups, starting with a game this Saturday night at New Hampshire. (JESUS PICHARDO / THE STATESMAN)
Stony Brook now prepares for three straight America East conference match-ups, starting with a game this Saturday night at New Hampshire. (JESUS PICHARDO / THE STATESMAN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stony Brook men’s soccer team had a two game winning streak snapped Tuesday night as they were defeated by the West Virginia Mountaineers 3-1. The loss puts the Seawolves at 5-5-0 for the year.

Stony Brook was outplayed for most of the game, getting outshot 20-4. The three goals they allowed were also the most they have allowed in any game this season.

The Mountaineers struck first in the match on a goal during the 38th minute from forward, Majed Osman. Osman was extremely active the entire night, recording a game-high four shots.

Then, in the 39th minute, West Virginia took a 2-0 lead, thanks to a Seawolves defensive miscue.  A mishandled clear attempt by a Stony Brook defender found its way to the back of the Seawolves net, giving the Mountaineers a two goal advantage.

In the 70th minute, Stony Brook got on the board with a fluky goal of their own. Junior midfielder, Keith McKenna took a shot that was deflected by West Virginia defender Jack Elliott in to the Mountaineers goal to make it a 2-1 deficit.

Eight minutes later, Seawolves sophomore defender Mario Mesen shouldered West Virginia’s Alex Ochoa to the ground, resulting in a penalty kick for the Mountaineers. Junior forward Andy Bevin scored on the penalty kick, all but sealing the victory for his team.

Stony Brook senior goalkeeper Carlos Villa suffered his first loss of the season, putting his record at 2-1-0. He made two saves in the match.

West Virginia goalkeeper Lee Johnston picked up the win, despite the fact that he did not make a save in the game.

The Seawolves are now 1-2-0 all-time against teams from the Mid American Conference. Tuesday’s match was the first ever meeting between these two clubs.

For the first time this season, Stony Brook scored a goal and still lost. The Seawolves were shutout in their four other losses.

Stony Brook now prepares for three straight America East conference matchups, starting with a game this Saturday night at New Hampshire.

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