Stony Brook Scores Early, Hangs On To Defeat Hofstra

Stony Brook, Hofstra
Stony Brook and Hofstra met at Hofstra Soccer Stadium. Photo: Philip Hinds via Hofstra University

Stony Brook found the back of the net twice within the first 15 minutes and made those two goals stand up in the Seawolves 2-1 win over Hofstra Wednesday night in men’s soccer action.

Jarred Dass opened the scoring in the 12th minute when he converted a penalty kick. Three minutes later, Trausti Birgisson would double Stony Brook’s advantage. 

In the 21st minute, George O’Malley would score for Hofstra to cut the Seawolves lead in half. But the Pride would get no closer.

The Seawolves improve to 2-3-1 on the season. Hofstra falls to 3-3-0.

“Our guys competed really well tonight,” said Ryan Anatol, Stony Brook’s head coach. “Hofstra is a very difficult team to play against, very physical and good on restarts. But our guys defended really well in those situations and were dangerous in the attack.”

In goal, Edmond Kaiser made three saves for Stony Brook. His counterpart, Alex Ashton, made two saves for Hofstra. 

In addition to the three goals scored by both teams in the first 21 minutes, the match’s pace throughout the first half was lively. Hofstra outshot Stony Brook 12-8 in the first 45. The pace of play slowed in the second half with the Seawolves outshooting the Pride 4-3. 

Up next for Stony Brook is a trip to Connecticut to meet Yale on Saturday. Game time is 7 p.m. Hofstra will also be back in action on Saturday and will host Elon at 7 p.m.