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Men’s soccer falls to 1-5-1 after loss to Rhode Island

(HEATHER KHALIFA / THE STATESMAN)
Stony Brook men’s soccer’s record fell to 1-5-1 after the team’s loss against the Rhode Island Rams this past Saturday. (HEATHER KHALIFA / THE STATESMAN)

On Saturday night, the Stony Brook men’s soccer team’s offensive struggles continued, as they suffered a 3-0 loss to Rhode Island.

The loss was the third in a row for the team and dropped SBU’s record to 1-5-1.

The Seawolves have now lost the first three matches of a difficult four-game road trip.

The team has also scored just one goal in their past four games.

Rhode Island’s Ryan Oakley opened up the scoring in the 25th minute on a free kick from 25 yards out.

His shot beat redshirt freshman goalkeeper Tom McMahon to give the Rams a 1-0 advantage.

Early in the second half of the game, Matt Sykes recovered the ball for Rhode Island after a Stony Brook turnover and scored his first goal of the night in the 48th minute.

Later on, Sykes scored his second goal of the game in the 82nd minute on a penalty kick.

SBU totaled 11 shots on the evening, with six of them being on goal.

Junior Alejandro Fritz, sophomore Jorge Torres, and redshirt freshman Fernando Wadskier each had two shots and Fritz led the team with both of his shots being on goal.

In total, the Seawolves improved since their last game against SMU, taking four more total shots and one more shot on goal.

The Rams managed 19 shots overall and seven shots on goal throughout the match.

They were led by Sykes, who took seven shots.

Four of them were on target and two of them found their way past McMahon.

McMahon tallied four saves in the game.

Over the course of this season, McMahon has played in five of the seven games, made 22 saves, and allowed 11 goals.

Stony Brook will head to Fairfield, Conn. on Tuesday to battle Sacred Heart.

The Seawolves have done quite well against the Pioneers in the past, with an all-time record of 11-3 against the program.

SBU will then return to LaValle Stadium on Sunday.

They will take on New Hampshire in their first America East conference matchup of the season.

It will be the team’s first home game since Sept. 8.

Three days later the Seawolves will welcome Villanova to LaValle Stadium for an important home matchup.

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