Gamwanya Again Gets Game-Winner For Stony Brook MSOC

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Serge Gamwanya. Photo: Stony Brook Univ.

It’s been a magical September for Stony Brook’s Serge Gamwanya and on Friday night in Albany, he was again the difference for the Seawolves men’s soccer team.

The senior from Trondheim, Norway, converted from the penalty spot in the 79th minute to give Stony Brook a 2-1 win over Albany in the team’s first America East Conference match of the season. The goal was Gamwanya’s fifth of the season and fifth over the past five matches.

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“Both teams battled extremely hard as expected to start off conference play,” said Ryan Anatol, Stony Brook’s head coach. “Credit to our guys who responded really well after the early mistake. We wanted to be positive and proactive and we carried the game for large periods. I thought we deserved the three points tonight.”

Albany opened the scoring in the 6th minute when Nico Solabarrieta chipped a shot into the net to give the Great Danes a 1-0 lead.

But with less than a minute before halftime, redshirt sophomore Gabriel Fernandes (North Babylon) scored on a through ball from junior Mark Irvine to tie the game at one.

Stony Brook outshot the Great Danes, 9-8 in the victory and Seawolves keeper Christian Miesch made three save on the night.

The Seawolves remain on the road when they face Sacred Heart on Tuesday at 3 p.m.