Stony Brook WSOC Gets Big Road Win Over Binghamton

Stony Brook, Fanny Götesson
Fanny Götesson. Photo: Jim Harrison/Stony Brook Athletics

The Stony Brook women’s soccer team moved to the top of the America East table with a 2-0 road win over conference rivals Binghamton.

Juniors Fanny Götesson and Alyssa Francese provided all the offense the Seawolves (9-4-0, 3-0-0 AE) would need on the afternoon at Bearcats Sports Complex. 

In addition, Stony Brook’s defense was also up to the task against Binghamton holding the Bearcats to only two shots (one on goal) and no corner kicks.

Stony Brook is the only America East team with an unblemished conference record. At 3-0-0, the Seawolves are tied for first with Hartford (3-1-0).

“Away games are never easy, especially against a very confident team like Binghamton that was 8-2-2 coming into (the game),” said Tobias Bischof, Stony Brook’s head coach. “I thought we performed well and it was a total team effort from every player.”

The Seawolves’ two goals would come an hour apart.

In the 10th minute, Götesson fired a low shot to the far post for her third of the season that would give the visitors an early 1-0 lead.

Stony Brook would hold that slim one-goal lead until the 70th minute. Götesson played a ball down the middle and Francese was able to finish low to the keeper’s left for her ninth goal of the season and fifth over the past three games.

In goal, Sofia Manner made one save to earn her sixth clean sheet of the season and fifth in the past six matches.

After a busy start to the season, Stony Brook will have a week to rest and recover. The Seawolves will welcome UMass Lowell to LaValle Stadium on October 13. Kickoff is 1 p.m.