By Najib Aminy
The Stony Brook Men’s Soccer team extended their losing streak to seven games on Wednesday, October 7, losing to Boston University, 1-0. With numerous missed scoring opportunities, the Men’s Soccer team failed to produce any tally and recorded their ninth shutout loss of the season.
With a strong crowd cheering for the Seawolves, most notably a combination of the Stony Brook Swimming and Cross Country teams, the match-up between Boston University and Stony Brook was heated. The score was tied at nil closing into the first half, of which Boston University was unsuccessful in shooting nine times where as Stony Brook was equally unaccomplished in firing eight. Stony Brook came close to breaking the stalemate when sophomore midfielder Greg Tinari (Holbrook, NY) fired the ball only to have it deflect off the post. Though, Stony Brook did manage to pull three corner kicks yet this resulted in very little to change the outcome of the game.
As the beginning of the second half began, Boston University intricately worked their way up the field which allowed the Terriers own freshman midfielder Michael Bustamante (Chelsea, Mass) to score on Stony Brook’s senior goal keeper Dawid Ditrich (Gdansk, Poland) during the 46th minute of game play.
With ample time left to score, the efforts of junior defenseman Collin Geoghegan (Lindenhurst, NY) and junior midfielder Petar Rakovic (Kragujevac, Serbia), who each fired away five times of which both had two shots that on target, seemed to be ineffective. Amidst a strong offensive effort, lady luck was not on Stony Brook’s side as prevalent in the 64th minute when freshman forward Jherret Maroney (Cincinnatus, NY) shot the ball with an occupied goalie only to, again, have the ball hit the post and travel away from its intended destination.
With ten minutes remaining in the game, Stony Brook had four chances to score but the shots were either off target or saved by Boston University’s senior goalie Hrafn Davidsson (Reykjavik, Iceland).
The game improves Boston University’s record 4-5-2, and 1-1- in American East play while Stony Brook adds another tally onto the L column. Stony Brook is 2-10-1 and 0-2 in conference play. The Seawolves will tackle an away game against Albany on October 15 and return home to face Maine on October 19.