Two goals in 3:55 Spark Men’s Soccer to Victory over Long Island Rivals

STONY BROOK, NY— After 72 minutes of scoreless play in both teams’ conference openers, Stony Brook’s men’s soccer team quickly earned all three points to win, scoring twice in 3:55 to defeat Hofstra 2- 1 in the first Battle of Long Island since the Seawolves joined CAA this summer.

Amit Magoz scored his first goal in a Seawolves uniform, as the Israeli midfielder slid in to fire in a rebound on the head of Jonas Bickus it made the Seawolves 1-0.

The hosts quickly doubled the advantage, as Selcuk Kahveci and Kameron Blaise combined for a 1-2 move that Blaise slotted home under Hofstra’s keeper to give Stony Brook the cushion he needed to walk away with all three points.

Hofstra recovered one late from a header at the far post, but that was the only blemish on an otherwise strong day in net for Curtis Copenhagenwho recorded four saves, including a pair of fingertip saves that kept Pride off the board until the 89th minute.


  • After one goal in his first two seasons, Blaise scored twice in as many games to tie for the team lead in the category. This afternoon’s tally is also his first career game-winning goal.
  • Kahveci also has points in back-to-back games, registering the assists on both of Blaise’s goals this week. The pair also connected in Monday night’s 4-1 win over Saint Peter’s.
  • Bickus recorded a point for the second contest in a row, flicking a header on the frame that would eventually be finished by Magoz. He has five points in three games this season and 13 for his career.
  • Magoz scored his first goal in a Seawolves uniform on his only shot of the contest.
  • Birgisson’s assist is his first in 2022 and the eighth in his career. He has just completed a campaign of five assists in 2021, the most in the squad.
  • Five of Stony Brook’s six goals have come in the second half this season, with Bickus’ Monday night opener against Saint Peter’s being the only exception.


“We talked about the conference game and how the goal every time is to get points and I’m really happy that we were able to do that today. The way we started the game I think that we played really well. Our goal was to get in behind them. We know they’re a physical team and they play a physical style. I thought we were starting to get a bit tired as the mid- The clock was ticking on and we allowed them into the game, but overall I think we defended well. “We scored two good goals and were able to put them under pressure. I would have liked to have had the clean sheet with us until 2-0 late. Overall, I’m happy with the performance. We had guys who came off the bench and gave good performances so it was overall a good team win.” – head coach Anatole Ryan.

The Seawolves return to the field on Tuesday, taking on Columbia in a non-conference game at 7 p.m. in New York, before returning to league play on Saturday with a road trip to Elon.

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