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Stony Brook blanks Saint Joseph's, 2-0

Article Written by Thomas Chen
Published: September 9, 2012

 

Lexington, Ky. - Behind second-half goals from redshirt freshman Sverre Ofstad (Oppegaard, Norway) and true freshman Alejandro Fritz (Budapest, Hungary), the Stony Brook men's soccer team defeated Saint Joseph's, 2-0, to earn a split at the Kentucky Invitational.


 
Coach Ryan Anatol's Reaction

"Today was a good win and a good response for us after Friday's game. We played well and had a lot of chances. We didn't get one in the first half but we stayed patient throughout the game and got the goals we were looking for in the second half."
 


Goal Recaps
  • On the offensive for nearly five consecutive minutes, Stony Brook put one past the Hawks goalkeeper in the 76th minute. After three shots in a span of three minutes that were either wide or saved, Ofstad took a midfield pass from senior Leonardo Fernandes (North Babylon, N.Y.) and then dribbled into the box and fired a shot at the far post from about 16-17 yards out that got past Andrew D'Ottavi into the bottom of the net for a goal.
  • Stony Brook attacked the far post again in the 87th minute when Fritz beat D'Ottavi after playing a ball from senior Antonio Crespi (North Babylon, N.Y.) inside the 18.
 

The Numbers Game
  • Stony Brook held Saint Joseph's without a shot on goal in the second half and held the Hawks without any shots in the last 25 minutes of the match.
  • Stony Brook outshot the Hawks for the game, 15-9.
  • Fernandes now has at least one point in nine of his last 11 matches.
  • With his assist today, Fernandes is now tied for fifth all-time in program history in career points (59) and career assists (13).
  • Ofstad's goal was the first of his career. He played in two games last season before suffering an injury that led to a medical redshirt.
  • Senior goalkeeper Stefan Manz (Bronx, N.Y.) earned his 14th career shutout, putting him just one behind Dan Ferrin (2000-03) for the program's all-time lead.
  • Each team racked up three yellow cards.
 
News & Notes
  • Stony Brook earned its first win over an Atlantic 10 team since a 3-2 double overtime victory vs. La Salle on Sept. 9, 2005. Today is exactly seven years to the day of that game.
  • All three of Stony Brook's wins this season have come via shutout.
  • The Seawolves are now 11-0-1 under Anatol when they score the first goal of the game.
Up Next

Stony Brook will host a pair of games at LaValle Stadium next weekend, taking on Fordham Friday night at 7:30 p.m., and Buffalo Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

 

 
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