Seawolves Knock Off Oregon State in Overtime
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The Stony Brook women's soccer team edged out Oregon State, 2-1, in overtime Sunday afternoon, as sophomore Alyssa Francese put away a penalty kick in the 94th minute to seal the road victory. The Seawolves move to 1-1 on the year after the season-opening trip out west, while the Beavers now sit at 0-2. Faherty's Reaction "This was a very encouraging weekend for our team, and it's nice to be rewarded with a win against a very organized Oregon State team," said head coach Brendan Faherty. "We didn't have the best opening 45 minutes, but I thought our energy and work rate were fantastic in the second half and overtime." Our athletic department has high expectations for all programs, and expects our teams to compete against Power 5 programs. It's a good feeling for our group to get the first Power 5 win for Stony Brook University in the 2018-19 academic year." Highlights - Sophomore Sofia Manner (Helsinki, Finland) dominated in goal in the first half, as neither team was able to get on the board. Manner matched her previous career best in the first 45 minutes, making nine saves as the Beavers out-shot Stony Brook, 12-6. - In the 72nd minute, senior Kaitlin Loughren (Huntington, N.Y.) sent a quick pass to freshman Tatum Kauka(Wahiawa, Hawaii), who crossed the ball into the box and senior Julie Johnstonbaugh (Neshanic Station, N.J.) was able to send it into the back of the net to give the Seawolves the 1-0 lead. - The Stony Brook advantage was quickly equalized, as Oregon State put away a free kick from the top of the box less than two minutes later. - Neither team was able to connect again in regulation and the game was sent to golden-goal overtime. - The Beavers got a hand on a cross through the box by Stony Brook, which awarded the Seawolves a penalty kick in the 94th minute of play. Alyssa Francese (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) took the penalty kick for Stony Brook, burying the attempt to decide the game. Notes - Manner finished with a career-high 12 saves in the game, reaching double-figures in the category for the first time. - Francese has scored a goal in each of the Seawolves' games this season. Up Next The Seawolves will remain on the road this week as they travel to Notre Dame on Thursday, Aug. 23, before taking on Seton Hall on the road on Sunday, Aug. 26.
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