Sleiman’s first career goal gives Stony Brook a dramatic win for seniors
STONY BROOK, NY – As time passed in less than a minute to play, perennial East American powers Stony Brook and UMass Lowell appeared destined for extra time.
Madison Sleiman had other plans.
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– Stony Brook Women’s Football (@StonyBrookWSOC) 24 October 2021
The Phoenix, Arizona native stole the ball from an UMass defenseman Lowell and brought it home with 33 seconds left and the Seawolves claimed a 1-0 victory on the senior day at LaValle Stadium. . His first career goal, he put Stony Brook squarely at the heart of the America East playoff hunt with one game to play.
STATISTICS AND NOTES
- The scoring goal came in Sleiman’s 20th appearance and only his fourth shot of his Seawolves career.
- Emerson richmond burke led Stony Brook’s fifth clean sheet of the season. She made four stops in the afternoon.
- Emma Beattie, who played the ball a long time for Sleiman to go under, recorded his second assist of the season. It now has four points over the year.
- The Seawolves end their regular season home campaign 5-1-1.
SEA WOLVES QUOTES
“We performed well today against a well-trained UMass Lowell team. We were able to create a lot of chances and although it took until the 90th minute to score our goal it was a great team effort from our part. We got the result we were looking for. ” – the head coach Tobias Bischof
“I saw the center-back take a bad touch against his own goal and decided to go with a minute to go. Luckily I was able to win him the ball and I played 1 against 1 with the goalie. This team win meant so much to us, especially since it was Seniors Day. We will be taking that energy with us as we enter our final conference game of the regular season on next week “- junior defender Madison Sleiman.
The Seawolves are heading into the final game of the season still alive in the America East playoff picture, but need a win to have a shot at making the playoffs. They will face UMBC at 6 p.m. in Baltimore.