Battling poor weather condition and a feisty opponent, the Stony Brook women’s soccer team made the trip back to Long Island from Maryland with a 1-0 win over UMBC.
Senior Julie Johnstonbaugh scored the game’s only goal in the 15th minute when she buried a pass from sophomore Kimmy Chavkin. As the remnants of Hurricane Michael moved through the mid-Atlantic region of the country, the match was delayed for an hour due to lightning.
With the win, Stony Brook improved to 9-6-1 (4-1-1 AE).
“It’s always good to go on the road, get a shutout and a win,” said Brendan Faherty, Stony Brook’s head coach. “I was impressed with UMBC on the attacking side of the ball, but credit to our team defending to keep them off the scoreboard.”
Sophomore keeper Sofia Manner made three saves to earn the clean sheet, her third in the past four games and sixth on the season.
The Seawolves have a bye this weekend and will return to action on Thursday, October 18, hosting Hartford on Senior Night at 6 p.m.