Published: September 20, 2014
Kingston, R.I. -
Matt Sykes' two second half goals added to a Ryan Oakley first half tally to lead Rhode Island (4-3-1) over Stony Brook (1-5-1) 3-0 on Saturday night.
Two of the three Rams goals came from dead balls. Oakley ignited the scoring in the 25th minute by beating redshirt freshman goalkeeper Tom McMahon (Nassau Bay, Texas) with a free kick from 25 yards out.
Sykes scored his first of the night in the 48th minute capitalizing on a Seawolves turnover in the midfield to beat McMahon.
Sykes got on the board again in the 82nd minute converting on a penalty kick.
Rhode Island outshot Stony Brook 19-11 and held a 7-6 advantage in shots on goal.
Alejandro Fritz (Budapest, Hungary), Jorge Torres (Miami, Fla.), and Fernando Wadskier (Caracas, Venezuela) all registered two shots. Fritz paced the team with two shots on goal.
McMahon made four saves in the loss.
The Seawolves stay on the road for a 7 p.m. match against Sacred Heart on Thursday, Sep. 23. Stony Brook has traditionally fared well against the NEC foe, holding an 11-3 all-time record over the Pioneers. They defeated Sacred Heart 2-0 in last season's season opener. Fritz and Favio Sbarra (Caracas, Venezuela) were the goal scorers.