EUGENE, Ore. — The Stony Brook women scored first but could not hold onto the lead and suffered a 2-1 defeat to the University of Oregon in their season Friday night.
“For our first game of the season, we are happy with the way we competed over 90 minutes against a solid Oregon side,” Stony Brook head coach Brendan Faherty said. “Unfortunately the Ducks were able to capitalize on a few of our mistakes and that was the difference in the match. We will grow from this match – we will focus on fixing the mistakes, while also highlighting the positive play we had on both sides of the ball.”
The Seawolves took the first attempt on goal as sophomore Kimmy Chavkin (Franklin, N.J.) sent a free kick to the top left corner of the goal, but Oregon’s keeper stretched out to make the stop in the 11th minute.
Sophomore goalkeeper Sofia Manner (Helsinki, Finland) made a big save in the 18th minute, and the defense was able to clear out the ensuing corner kick.
In the 26th minute, Chelsie DePonte (Honolulu, Hawaii) slipped a pass through traffic to Alyssa Francese (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), who found the back of the goal and give the Seawolves a 1-0 lead.
Oregon put away the equalizer in the 37th minute, striking from just beyond the penalty spot.
The Ducks tacked on another goal in the 63rd minute with a one-timer from six yards out to make it a 2-1 game.
The Seawolves visit Oregon State Sunday at 2 p.m.