#Seawolves top Maine in OT to tie for America East regular season title
Oct. 27, 2013
Orono, Maine - Freshman Elise Pratt (Sicklerville, N.J.) scored her first collegiate goal in the 103rd minute to help the Stony Brook women's soccer team (11-5-1, 6-2-0 America East) defeat Maine, 2-1, in double overtime on Sunday at Alumni Field. With the win, the Seawolves tied for the America East regular season championship for the first time in program history. Stony Brook will be the No. 2 overall seed in the conference tournament and, after a bye in the Quarterfinals, will host Maine or Binghamton next Sunday at LaValle Stadium in the Semifinal round.
Coach Sue Ryan's Reaction
"This was a great team win for us today. In many ways, this was a playoff game with a playoff-type atmosphere with all that was riding on it. Maine played a very good game, but we were fortunate enough to come out with the win. Sometimes you have to find ways to grind out wins, and that's exactly what we did today."
• Stony Brook got on the board first in the 26th minute when sophomore Stella Norman (Lakewood, Colo.) blasted a free kick under the crossbar from well outside the box.
The Numbers Game
• Stony Brook keeper Ashley Castanio (Oceanside, N.Y.) was brilliant throughout, turning aside a career-high 13 shots to keep the Seawolves alive in a game in which they were outshot, 28-9.
News & Notes
• Stony Brook finished tied for first in the standings for the first time.
• Stony Brook and UMBC each finished the season with 18 points, but due to the Retrievers' victory over the Seawolves, UMBC held the tiebreaker and thus earned the No. 1 overall seed.
Stony Brook will host the winner of No. 3 Maine vs. No. 6 Binghamton on Sunday, Nov. 3 at LaValle Stadium.