November 8, 2012
END OF THE LINE
Stony Brook men eliminated from AE tournament
BALTIMORE, Md. - The No. 3 seed Stony Brook men could not conjure up some more comeback magic to advance in the America East Championship, losing to the University of Maryland-Baltimore in the semifinals, 1-0, on Wednesday night.
The Retrievers advanced to the final to play New Hampshire. The Seawolves concluded their season at 11-6-1, their best record since 2005.
In the 23rd minute, a turnover in the Stony Brook zone led to UMBC's Kadeem Dacres getting an open look at the net, beating senior goalkeeper Stefan Manz (Bronx, N.Y.) high near post from about five yards.
UMBC outshot Stony Brook, 12-5.
The Seawolves were blanked for the third time this season, twice by UMBC.
Senior Berian Gobeil Cruz (Montreal, Quebec) had the team's only shot on goal that was a team save in the 26th minute. Senior Raphael Abreu (New York, N.Y.) hit the post in the 58th minute. Junior Will Casey (Setauket, N.Y.) had a header opportunity in the final minute, but the shot went just wide left.
Manz made four saves.
The Seawolves had advanced to the semifinals for the fourth consecutive season. Only once in the team's history has Stony Brook failed to reach the semifinals.