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Stony Brook swimming and diving took 14 first place results of 16 events to grab a 177-123 dual meet victory over Siena at University Pool on Nov. 18

The Seawolves moved to 2-1 overall this season and 3-1 all-time against Siena. 

Among the victories, Stony Brook capped off the meet with a University Pool record, as Sophomore Michelle Vu, freshman Jaelynn Taylor, senior Mary Kate Conway and freshman Sylvia Walker combined for a time of 1:36.71 in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

 All told, 10 different Seawolves won indivual events, as Walker and Meredith Yuhasz each won two events, while Taylor, Conway, Vu, Sara Baxter, Aili Talcott, and Ashley Chui each won a swimming heat, with Mikayla Lavery and Sara DiStefano adding victories on the diving board.

 — Taylor, Talcott, Vu and Walker kicked off the meet with a 200-yard medley relay victory with a 1:48.00 time.

— Yuhasz won the longest-distance event, the 1000-yard freestyle, with a 10:47.35 mark.

— Walker improved her 200-yard freestyle time, winning this time in 1:54.53.

— Taylor won the 100-yard backstroke in 59.72.

— In a heat that came down to the wire among three swimmers, Talcott took first in the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:07.83, with Vu right behind at 1:08.24.

— Lavery’s 264.20 score across six dives took the nine points from the 1-meter board.

— The 200-yard butterfly went to Conway at 2:10.91.

— Walker won the 100-yard freestyle with a 52.26 time.

—Baxter’s time of 2:10.40 took first in the 200-yard backstroke by 1.2 seconds.

— Yuhasz continued her winning ways in distance events winning the 500-yard freestyle in 5:18.32. Stony Brook took the top two spots in the heat, with sophomore Clara Armstrong finishing at 5:18.58.

— SBU also took the top two spots in the 100-meter butterfly, with Vu winning with a 57.59 mark and Conway taking second.

— Stony Brook swept the top spots on the diving board when Sara Distefano’s 265.90 six-dive total was good for the 3-meter victory.

— Chui’s 2:11.13 time won the 200-yard IM.

— The Seawolves finished the meet with their record-setting time in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

“It was great to see our ladies get up and race today,” said head coach Mark Anderson. “We’ve spent the last two weeks really working hard with the hopes to have some great performances in the pool and on the boards today, and we did just that. The girls competed today as a team which I’m super proud of and capped it off with a pool record! 

Up next, the team will compete in the ECAC Championships Dec. 1 to 3, closing 2023 at the Nassau County Aquatic Complex in East Meadow.

#3 Janay Brantley shoots for the basket during last Sunday's game. Photo courtesy of Stony Brook Athletics

The Stony Brook University women’s basketball team led for nearly 38 minutes of the game and never lost its lead on Nov. 19 at the Island as the squad defeated Holy Cross, 68-55, to move to 4-0 this season.

The Seawolves had three players score in double figures, led by Khari Clark, who had 17 points, six rebounds and three steals. Zaida Gonzalez tacked on a season-high 15 points and Gigi Gonzalez helped out with 11 points and two steals.

Stony Brook pulled down 44 rebounds in Sunday’s game compared to Holy Cross’ 41, led by Sherese Pittman’s nine boards. The Seawolves also cleaned up on the offensive glass, turning 11 offensive rebounds into two second chance points. On the defensive end, the squad forced 14 Holy Cross turnovers and turned those takeaways into 18 points on the offensive end of the floor. Clark’s three steals led the way for Stony Brook.

The team was back in action on Thanksgiving Eve against Delaware State. Game results were not available as of press time.

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The Stony Brook University men’s soccer team and Le Moyne played to a 3-3 draw on Oct. 11  at LaValle Stadium. Olsen Aluc, Jonas Bickus and Trevor Harrison netted goals in the high-scoring affair.

Le Moyne took an early lead when Jakob Priestman scored in the fourth minute, breaking the ice with the assist from Ziad Abdul-Malak. The Seawolves responded before the end of the half, getting an equalizer from Harrison in the 40th minute. Harrison had an acrobatic finish on the pass from Moses Bakabulindi to level the score before the break.

Stony Brook took a 2-1 lead on Bickus’ 54th-minute goal, his seventh of the season, a new career high for the junior. Alex Fleury and Harrison had the helpers on the goal that put Stony Brook in front for the moment.

The Dolphins quickly evened the match with a 55th-minute penalty kick goal from Jack Goodrich. The Seawolves again regained the lead after Aluc netted a penalty kick of his own in the 62nd minute.

Le Moyne answered, getting a goal to level the match at 3-3 thanks to a 66th-minute header from Abdul-Malak. A magnificent late chance for Bickus on a cross from Aluc was turned away at the doorstep by Le Moyne’s Matthew Gera and the score would hold as the clock ran out on the Island.

“I didn’t think it was our best performance tonight,” head coach Ryan Anatol noted postgame. “We’ve got to defend better, we can’t give up three goals. The guys competed, battled, and worked, but overall I didn’t think it was our best performance.”


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Stony Brook basketball is back on Long Island inside Island Federal Arena! Single game tickets, mini plans, and group tickets for the Seawolves’ men’s and women’s basketball teams are on sale NOW, and we want you to be a part of the action!

Fans have 32 chances to see the Seawolves in action! Women’s basketball tips off the regular season on Monday, November 6, when it hosts in-state rival Columbia. After opening the season on the road at St. John’s on Tuesday, November 7, the men’s basketball team is set to host St. Joseph’s Long Island for the 2023-24 home opener on Friday, November 10.

Tyler Stephenson-Moore and Keenan Fitzmorris return to lead the men’s basketball team. The two combined for more than 750 points last season and 250 rebounds; they were both top-three on the team in numerous offensive categories such as points, rebounds, field goals, and free-throws. Also, Stephenson-Moore was tabbed to the All-CAA Third Team, becoming the first student-athlete in program history to take home a CAA All-Conference honor.

Graduate student Gigi Gonzalez and junior Sherese Pittman look to lead the CAA’s second-best women’s basketball scoring offense from last season after both student-athletes earned All-CAA honors. Pittman made her presence felt on Long Island in her first season by averaging 13.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assist per game. The floor general for the Seawolves, Gonzalez, finished the 2022-23 season with 4.3 assists per game, which were the second-most in the conference. The Floridian also tallied a career-best 12.7 points per game.

Fans can take advantage of ticket mini plans for men’s and women’s basketball. Choose from three different options, three-game, five-game, or seven-game mini plans, to create a custom ticket package that works best for you!

To purchase tickets, click here, call: 631-632-WOLF or email: [email protected].

Men’s Basketball Ticket Prices: 
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  • Sideline – $20
  • Corners – $16
  • End zone – $12

Season Ticket Prices

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  • Sideline – $240
  • Corners – $190
  • End zone – $150

Women’s Basketball Ticket Prices: 
Single Game Ticket Prices 

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The Stony Brook women’s soccer team celebrated senior day with a pair of goals from Luciana Setteducate in the 4-2 win over Elon at LaValle Stadium on Oct. 15. Before the match, the squad honored their decorated senior class who have made lasting impacts on the women’s soccer program. 

The Stony Brook offense was sizzling all afternoon, tallying 21 shots, the second-most the squad has recorded this season (27 against Hampton on Sept. 10). After Linn Beck tallied the first shot of the match in the third minute, Gabrielle Cote followed with a shot of her own in the seventh minute that Setteducate rebounded into the back of the net for her first goal of the season.

Nearly 20 minutes later, the Seawolves increased their lead to 2-0 with a goal from Ashley Bell — her second of the season — in the 27th minute, that was assisted by Beck. Beck sent a ball up the right sideline and Bell used her speed to get past the Phoenix defender and collect the goal.

Nicolette Pasquarella would tally three of her four first-half saves over the final 18 minutes of action to maintain the 2-0 lead heading into the half.

After Elon got on the board to make it a 2-1 match on Lydia Totten’s 53rd-minute goal, the Seawolves answered right back in the 67th minute to take a 3-1 lead. It was Setteducate again tallying the goal following a pass into the box from Catharina von Drigalski that Setteducate headed home.

Stony Brook took a 4-1 lead on Kerry Pearson’s goal via a von Drigalski’s corner kick in the 68th minute, Pearson’s third of the season. The Phoenix narrowed the score to 4-2 thanks to a 76th-minute goal from Ashlee Brehio, but Ava King would notch two more saves in the final 15 minutes of play to secure the victory.

The team will return to the pitch on Oct. 19 for their regular-season finale when they head to Boston to battle Northeastern at 6 p.m. 

#38 Anthony Johnson at last Saturday's game. Photo from Stony Brook Athletics

Stony Brook football fell behind early and was unable to recover as the Seawolves fell to FBS foe Arkansas State 31-7 at Centennial Bank Stadium on Sept. 16. The team fell to 0-3 on the season while the Red Wolves picked up their first win, improving to 1-2. A-State enjoyed a big advantage on the ground, holding a 345-90 advantage in the rushing game.

 Redshirt freshman Anthony Johnson had a big day in the receiving game, catching nine passes for 127 yards. Graduate student Rahmon Hart Jr. hauled in two catches for 23 yards and a score. Quarterback Casey Case passed for 221 yards, while completing 21-of-33 (63.6%) passes with the touchdown to Hart. Stony Brook finished with a 221-140 advantage in receiving yards.

 Redshirt sophomore Shakhi Carson and redshirt junior Ross Tallarico split the majority of the carries, with Carson gaining 45 yards on 12 carries while Tallarico gained 42 on six attempts on the ground.

 On defense, graduate student Aidan Kaler finished with 10 tackles, seven of them solo, adding 1.0 sack. Redshirt junior Brandon Higgs added seven tackles, four of them solo. On special teams, Clayton Taylor hit five punts for 223 yards, averaging 44.6 yards per kick and putting one punt inside the 20.

For Arkansas State, Ja’Quez Cross rushed for 164 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 66-yard score. Jeff Foreman led the Red Wolves in receiving with 42 yards, all on one reception. The quarterback tandem of Jaxon Dailey and Jalen Raynor combined for 140 yards, with Raynor adding a passing touchdown.

“After we struggled to execute on the first couple drives, we punched back from the end of the first quarter through the end of the quarter and could have cut into the lead or even tied the game, we’ve just got to figure out how to capitalize. I think we figured out the speed of the game defensively and executed some of the things we practiced in that stretch, credit to the kids there,” said Stony Brook head coach Chuck Priore.

Stony Brook returns home and to CAA play, taking on Richmond at LaValle Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 3:30 p.m. Streaming for the Week 4 matchup returns to FloSports.

The team celebrates after Saturday's game. Photo fron SBU Athletics

Stony Brook men’s soccer rallied from down a goal to defeat Delaware 3-2 on Sept. 16 at LaValle Stadium. Trevor Harrison netted the game-winning goal in the 83rd minute, heading home a cross from Moses Bakabulindi on a corner.

The Seawolves kicked things off less than five minutes into the contest when Jonas Bickus notched his third goal of the season, heading home a beauty of a cross from Olsen Aluc. Delaware evened the game three minutes later after Lorenzo Selini was called for a foul in the box, leading to a penalty-kick goal that Sam Donnellan buried.

Stony Brook was whistled for a handball in the box in the 37th minute, leading to a second Blue Hens’ goal from the penalty spot. This time it was Delaware’s leading scorer Carlos Fernandez, who beat Kaiser to the lower-left corner for the go-ahead tally.

After a scoreless finish to the rest of the first half, Stony Brook found the equalizer in the 47th minute. Bickus found the back of the net, his second of the match and his third goal of the season, scoring from the ground after playing the ball to himself on the pass from Bakabulindi.

 Stony Brook would break the tie in the 83rd minute when Harrison headed home a Bakabulindi feed off a set-piece from the near corner. Harrison’s first goal of the season held as the game-winner, helping Stony Brook remain unbeaten in CAA play and grab sole possession of first place in the league’s table.

“Obviously a great win and good to get three points at home. Overall I thought we played pretty well,” head coach Ryan Anatol noted postgame. “We did a good job of winning the ball and looking to play forward. I still think we’ve got to defend a little better in and around the box, but overall it was a good performance.”

The team  returns to action a week from today, traveling to face Northeastern on Sept. 26 in Boston. 

#21 Alex Fleury during Monday's game. Photo from Stony Brook Athletics

Stony Brook men’s soccer dropped a mid-week contest to Iona, 3-2, at LaValle Stadium on Aug. 28. Amit Magoz and Olsen Aluc tallied goals for the Seawolves in the defeat.

Iona grabbed an early 1-0 lead when Camil Azzam Ruiz netted his first goal of the night in the 33rd minute. The Seawolves evened the match thanks to Amit Magoz; Moses Bakabulindi and Bas Beckhoven assisted on Magoz’s first tally of the 2023 season.

Minutes later, Azzam Ruiz broke the tie. The Gaels took a 3-1 lead after Azzam Ruiz scored his third goal of the evening in the 67th minute. Stony Brook stormed back, cutting the deficit to one goal after Olsen Aluc found a rebound in front of the net and buried it. The initial shot from Trevor Harrison was saved but caromed out to Aluc who found twine.

The Seawolves would play down a man for the final 18-plus minutes of action after Harrison was issued his second yellow of the night. Stony Brook’s best chance at an equalizer came on a Bakabulindi shot in space that sailed high above the crossbar in the 74th minute.

“The second half I thought was much better; the guys fought until the end, which is a positive,” head coach Ryan Anatol noted. “We still created chances although we went down a man. But we’ve got to put two halves together. We’ve got to put 90 minutes together if we want to get a result.”

Next up, the team kicks off conference play on Sept. 2, hosting Elon at LaValle Stadium for a 2  p.m. start. The second-ever meeting between the Seawolves and Elon will stream live on FloFC.

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The Stony Brook women’s soccer team (1-1-1, 0-0 CAA) offense erupted to secure their first win of the season after defeating Lafayette College (2-1, 0-0 Patriot League) 3-1 on Aug. 24 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

The Seawolves wasted no time getting on the board first after sophomore Gabrielle Côté put the pressure on the Leopard defense by centering a ball into the middle of the box that was deflected into the back of the net by a Lafayette defender at the 13th minute to give Stony Brook an early 1-0 lead.

Stony Brook out-shot Lafayette 9-to-1 in the first half and junior Nicolette Pasquarella made a quick-read save at the 23rd minute to keep the 1-0 lead heading into the break.

 Following the half, the squad came out scorching on both sides of the pitch. After a stop by the Seawolves on the defensive side at the 53rd minute, Pasquarella sent a goal-kick to the middle of the field where it was headed by sophomore Luciana Setteducate and sent to senior Reilly Rich. The senior took the ball nearly 40 yards before finding the back of the net with her left foot to give Stony Brook the 2-0 advantage. 

 The Seawolves kept the pressure on by tallying another goal at the 65th minute. Côté took the ball up the right sideline before she hit a rocket into the back of the net to give Stony Brook a 3-0 lead and ultimately the 3-1 victory. 

This was the first ever meeting and victory against Lafayette. 

“I’m happy for the team that they got awarded with the win today,” Head Coach Tobias Bischof remarked postgame. “It was a great effort by everybody involved. We were defensively very stable and created some very good scoring opportunities. Scoring three goals in a game is always nice to see.”

Next up, the Seawolves hit the road for the first time this season on Sunday, Aug. 27 as they head to North Andover, Mass., to battle Merrimack University at noon. This will be the first-ever meeting between these two programs.