Lucy van Dalen won the women's NCAA Northeast Regional, her fourth win in four races this season, leading Stony Brook to a second-place team finish on Saturday. Holly van Dalen came in second, less than four seconds after her sister, for their second consecutive 1-2 finish. With this performance, the team has qualified for the NCAA championships for the third time in four years. The men's squad came in 20th, with Tim Hodge scoring SBU's best finish in 27th place.
Next in action: Monday, Nov. 22, NCAA National Championships @ Indiana State.
UMBC 3, Stony Brook 2: Raphael Abreu scored in the ninth minute of Wednesday's America East semifinals to give the Seawolves a 1-0 lead. UMBC then went on an offensive tear, scoring three goals in the final ten minutes of the first half. Levi Houapeu, by far the conference's scoring leader, netted two of them in the 36th and 44th minutes. Less than two minutes later, Liam Paddock headed a shot in off a free kick for the 3-1 halftime lead. In the 57th minute, the UMBC goalie punched the ball into his own net for a Stony Brook goal. Down by one, the Seawolves could not score the equalizer, and the defending conference champion's season ended in the semifinals.
Fordham 81, Stony Brook 73: Stony Brook's offense found its touch, shooting 46.7 percent from the field but shot 20 fewer free throws than the Rams and could not make up the difference on Saturday. Up by one midway through the second half, the Rams went on an 8-0 run that Stony Brook couldn't chip away at the rest of the game. Kirsten Jeter led the Seawolves with 14 points and added five rebounds. Misha Horsey had 8 points and 7 assists while committing just one turnover.
Stony Brook 77, Troy 60: The Seawolves held their opponents to 25.9 percent shooting in the second half to break away and win their season opener at the Phoenix Classic on Friday. Destiny Jacobs led Stony Brook with a career high 18 points and Jeter played a great all-around game, scoring 9 points with 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. The Seawolf defense forced Troy into 25 turnovers.
Next in action: Thursday, Nov. 18 vs. Hofstra, 7:00 p.m. (home opener).
Stony Brook 80, Mount Ida 43: Bryan Dougher scored 24 points leading Stony Brook to win its home opener on Sunday. Read the full story here.
UConn 79, Stony Brook 52: It was perhaps the Seawolves' toughest opponent and they could not pull off the Rocky-esque upset. Stony Brook was only down 6 shortly after half time before UConn went on a 12-0 run that started to blow the game wide open. The Seawolves were outscored 40-19 in the second half, during which they managed to shoot only 15.2 percent. Dougher lead SBU with 19 points.
Next in action: Tuesday, Nov. 16 @ Monmouth, 6:00 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 18 @ Fairleigh Dickinson, 7:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 21 vs. Wagner, 2:00 p.m.
Albany 3, Stony Brook 1: After closing out its home schedule with a three game win streak, Stony Brook finished the regular season by dropping its last two. The Seawolves lost to Albany, 26-24, 21-25, 25-12, 25-22, on Sunday. With the exception of the third set, the Seawolves were competitive, losing two of the sets by a combined five points. Stony Brook finished the regular season in fourth place in the conference and needs to figure out a way to defeat Albany, because that's who their opponent will be in the first round of the playoffs. Albany swept the season series by a combined score of 6-1.
Binghamton 3, Stony Brook 1: The Seawolves fought hard, forcing three match points in the fourth set, but eventually fell 25-17, 14-25, 25-21, 29-27 on Friday. Ashley Headen and Evann Slaughter had 15 kills each.
Next in action: Friday, Nov. 19 @ Albany, TBD (America East Conference semifinals).
Swimming and Diving
Both teams were defeated by Boston University on Friday, with the men losing 144-96 and the women 141-90. Sean Conway lead the men's squad with individual victories in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle, and helped the 400 freestyle relay team finish in first. Freshmen Renee Deschenes and Veronica Reid won individual events for the women's team.
Next in action: Dec. 3 -- Dec. 5, ECAC Open Championships @ East Meadow.
Stony Brook 55, Gardner-Webb 3: Brock Jackolski scored three touchdowns and Davonte Anderson had a school record 4 interceptions to lead Stony Brook to its biggest blowout of the season. The Seawolves now head to Liberty with a chance to win the Big South Conference and a spot in the FCS playoffs. Read the full story .
Next in action: Saturday, Nov. 20 @ Liberty, 3:30 p.m. (regular season finale).