STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Junior defender Matthew Rothbart's (Cheshire, Conn.) first two career goals were not enough for Quinnipiac, as Stony Brook staged a second half comeback to defeat the Bobcats, 3-2, on Sunday evening. The loss drops Quinnipiac to 0-5-1 on the season while Stony Brook improves its record to 5-4-1.
Stony Brook scored two of its three unanswered goals in the second half, with the game winning goal coming off the foot of sophomore midfielder Leonardo Fernandes in the 77thminute of play. Fernandes received the pass from sophomore forward Raphael Abreu and put it passed Quinnipiac's sophomore goalkeeper Josh Lavallee (Upland, Calif.). It was the fourth goal of the season for Fernandes and the first assist of the season for Abreu.
The Bobcats began the scoring on Rothbart's first goal early in the 6thminute of action. Senior midfielder Fabricio Silva (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) was credited with his first assist of the year.
Rothbart picked up his second goal of the half in the 26thminute, as he took a pass from senior defender Pierre Soubrier (Aurignac, France) and powered it from outside the goalkeeper's box by Stony Brook's sophomore goalkeeper Stefan Manz. For Soubrier, it was his second assist of the season.
Sophomore forward Berian Gobeil tied the game, 2-2, in the 54rdminute. Gobeil received a cross from sophomore defender Christian Molinar and volleyed the ball into the net. The goal was Gobeil's fourth goal of the season and the assist for Molinar was his first.
The Seawolves first half goal was scored by Abreu, as Wilber Bonilla was credited with his team-leading third assist of the season on the play.
Quinnipiac returns to action on Friday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. in its first conference game of the year against Monmouth University.