Women’s soccer season ends at Stony Brook
October 26, 2010Tweet
Host Stony Brook (6-9-2, 5-2-1 AE) scored twice in a 15-minute span midway through the first half and held off Binghamton women’s soccer (4-11-2, 2-4-2 AE) 2-1 in the team’s America East regular-season finale Oct. 24.
Needing just a tie to earn the sixth and final conference playoff berth, the Bearcats came up short and saw their season come to a close.
The Seawolves opened the scoring 21:06 into the contest, when a short corner led to a long shot from the left side of the box that eluded Binghamton keeper Carrie Martin. Just over 15 minutes later, Stony Brook made it 2-0 on a shot from the top of the box.
In the second half, freshman midfielder Kaitlyn Cook cut the deficit in half, taking a cross from sophomore forward Candice Rowland and slotting it inside the left post for her third goal of the season. But the Bearcats couldn’t generate another goal and will miss the America East tournament for the first time since 2003.
“We came out playing really hard and well but after their first goal we seemed to let down,” head coach Sarah McClellan said. “We had our chances in the second half to tie it up though. It’s been a challenging season but our team has kept its heads up and grown a lot.”