Stony Brook’s men’s soccer team kicked off its 2018 season in the nation’s capital but came up a goal short vs. George Washington, losing 3-2.
Seawolves junior Gabriel Fernandes of North Babylon scored the game’s first goal in the 23rd minute off an assist from Trausti Birgisson. That 1-0 lead would hold through the first half as Stony Brook’s freshman keeper Christian Miesch made three of his six saves in the match.
The second half, however, would prove to be a much different story for the visitors. The Colonials’ sophomore Oscar Haynes Brown would take over the match scoring three consecutive goals over a period of less than 20 minutes to give George Washington a 3-1 lead.
“Tonight was a tale of two halves,” said Ryan Anatol, Stony Brook’s head coach. “The first 45 minutes we dominated play and deserved to lead the game. We were not able to sustain it in the second half, and credit to GW for taking advantage of their opportunities.”
Stony Brook will be back on Long Island Monday night as they face St. Francis-Brooklyn. Kick off at LaValle Stadium is 7 p.m.