Stony Brook Snags America East Top Seed

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The Stony Brook men’s soccer team clinched the top seed in the upcoming America East Tournament after its 2-2 draw with UMBC.

In a match played Halloween night, the offenses of both teams came alive in the second 45. Following a scoreless first half, the two sides scored the game’s four goals over a period of 12 minutes.

Stony Brook (8-5-3, 5-1-1 AE) grabbed a 2-0 lead on goals from Jarred Dass and Mark Irvine in the 52nd and 55th minutes respectively. The Retrievers would respond with goals in the 56th and 64th minutes to bring the match level.

“It’s been a great year for the university,” Ryan Anatol, the team’s head coach. “It shows the commitment the athletic department has put in the soccer programs, putting both programs in a position to be successful. A lot of credit to the players who came out and played hard all year. We’re really excited and happy for them.”

UMBC outshot Stony Brook 16-13 (10-4 on goal). Seawolves keeper Christian Miesch made eight saves on the night.

The Seawolves will next be on the pitch on Wednesday, November 7, at 7 p.m. and will host the winner of the Vermont/UMBC America East opening round playoff game.