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Fritz, Casey lead Stony Brook past Fordham

Published: September 20, 2013


Bronx, N.Y. - Senior Will Casey (Setauket, N.Y.) scored a pair of goals in a span of 2:26, and sophomore Alejandro Fritz (Budapest, Hungary) scored the game-winner in the 70th minute to lift the Stony Brook men's soccer team to a 3-2 win over Fordham Friday evening at Jack Coffey Field.

The victory was Stony Brook's first road win of the season and improves the team's overall record to 3-3-0. Fordham, which is now 0-2-0 against Stony Brook all-time, falls to 2-4-0 on the year.

Coach Ryan Anatol's Reaction
"I thought it was a good performance, a really tough battle. We were a little casual after we went up two goals. They scored a really good goal in the second half to tie the match. But our guys were resilient; they scored a good goal to go up and then grinded it out to get the result, which was good to get on the road."

Goal Recaps

  • In the 40th minute, a Fordham clear gone wrong ended up in a scrum, but the volley went to Martin Giordano (Weston, Fla.), who passed to Casey, who then blasted a shot 25 yards away that sailed past Rams goalkeeper Alex Naples.
  • In the 42nd minute, Fritz crossed the ball into the box to find a waiting Casey, who slid in behind his defenders and got off a one-timer shot that beat the keeper.
  • In the 43rd minute, Fordham crossed the ball into the box, but the ball went off a Seawolves defender into the net for an own goal.
  • In the 68th minute, Fordham's Jack Bouchard buried a goal from about 25 yards out with a launching kick.
  • In the 70th minute, Fritz was awarded a free kick and from about 24 yards he blasted the ball over the Fordham wall of defenders and past the goalkeeper for the game-winner.

By the Numbers

  • Stony Brook outshot Fordham, 12-9, though the shots on goal were even 4-4.
  • Fordham had eight corners to Stony Brook's four.
  • Casey notched career goals six and seven, his first multi-goal match of his career.
  • Fritz had his second career match of three points or more. He had a five-point effort last season against Binghamton in the America East quarterfinals.

News & Notes

  • This was the second all-time meeting between Stony Brook and Fordham. Last season, Stony Brook beat the Rams, 2-1, at home.
  • Stony Brook is now 21-2-1 all-time under Anatol when scoring the match's first goal.
  • The win was Stony Brook's first road victory of the season, snapping a four-game winless slide away from home that dated back to October 13, 2012.
  • This was Stony Brook's first match this season that didn't end in a shutout one way or the other.

Up Next
Stony Brook will host Central Connecticut Sunday at LaValle Stadium at 2 p.m. The game can be seen live for free on AmericaEast.TV.

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