By Dustin Niles
The Knights came out and fought hard to beat Stony Brook 3-2 in the Knights home opener on Sept. 22, their 11th straight win at home.
Stony Brook stunned the Knights early, with Raven Edwards scoring the first goal of the game within the first minute of action off an assist by Christen Cahill. The Knights settled in and held tough, with Dara Battistoni converting a penalty kick in the eighth minute and assisting Jessi Reinhardt in giving the Knights a one-goal lead.
FDU’s goalkeeper Julie Prentice put work in all game, both mentally and physically. The Seawolves had multiple chances to tie towards the end of the first half, including a header by Manuela Corcho in the final seconds, which only went high or wide.
Stony Brook took 12 shots on the goal in the second half, with Prentice making four saves on the shots inside the goal line, including one that she just tipped over the crossbar. At times, the shots were so close that they elicited gasps and yells from the crowd. In the final two minutes, one shot bounced off the crossbar, while the final seconds of the game were marked by a close shot that went over the net with just 11 seconds to go.
The Knights later lost 1-7 at Florida Gulf Coast on Sept. 25, lost vs. Monmouth 0-2 on Sept. 28, and beat NEC opponent Saint Francis University 3-2 in double overtime on Oct. 2. The Knights head to Staten Island to face Wagner on Sunday, Oct. 9.