Men's soccer loses to Penn, plays Temple Sunday
Sept. 24, 2011
The Stony Brook men's soccer team was stymied by a tough Pennsylvania defense in a 3-0 loss to the Quakers Saturday afternoon at Penn Park.
Penn scored all three of its goals in the first 17:11 of the match. The Quakers got on the board in the ninth minute on a goal from leading scorer Christian Barreiro when he hit the right post, and the ball bounced in the right direction into the net. Just five minute slater, Duke Lacroix went streaking into the box and hit a shot that went under a diving Seawolves goalkeeper Stefan Manz (Bronx, N.Y.) for a 2-0 Penn lead. The Quakers took possession again and finished off the hat trick with a Jake Levin goal in the 18th minute.
Stony Brook had two strong chances in the first half, but both shots were stopped by Penn keeper Max Kurtzman.
In the second half, the Seawolves had two shots on goal, including a great chance by junior Antonio Crespi (North Babylon, N.Y.), who blasted a shot that Kurtzman stopped but didn't hold on to. Freshman Keith McKenna (Great River, N.Y.) had a shot at the rebound, but his attempt went wide as time expired on the game.
Stony Brook will wrap up its Philadelphia trip with a Sunday 8 p.m. tilt against Temple.