SBU Sports: Men’s soccer defeats College of Charleston 2-0

SBU Sports: Men’s soccer defeats College of Charleston 2-0

Teammates celebrate their victory on Saturday. Photo by Jim Harrison/ Stony Brook Athletics

The Stony Brook men’s soccer team came out on top on Oct. 8 with a 2-0 victory at home over CAA opponent College of Charleston. The Seawolves first scoring opportunity came in the 30th minute when freshman defender Jon Jelercic blasted a shot into the top left corner of the net. This was the first career goal for the freshman. 

The second goal was scored in the 71st minute by sophomore forward Jonas Bickus as he sped past the defenders and tapped the ball home. Jelercic and Bickus had the assist on each other’s goals. 

Senior goalkeeper Edmond Kaiser recorded a clean-sheet, tallying four saves. 

“We got a win and three points so we are obviously very pleased with that, but more importantly the way we played. We’ve been harping all season long that we have to defend well, compete, battle, and play together. Very happy about the clean sheet as well. We put ourselves in a position to win, very happy, very good performance,” said head coach Ryan Anatol.

“We changed our style of playing and the zone around the half line pressed the other team. I think the most important thing for us is the energy, which was totally different today. We are fighting more than ever. It feels special to have a goal and an assist today and I hope that I can keep it going,” said Jon Jelercic

“We won this game because we brought the energy to practice this week. Everyday we worked so hard and I think that we showed that on the field. We have to be focused and keep the same mentality moving forward,” added Jonas Bickus.