By Robinson Rodriguez
The Stony Brook Seawolves football team couldn’t overcome a slow start and fell to the Maine Black Bears on Saturday, 19-14.
The Seawolves were shutout in the first half, trailing 13-0 going into the half after a pair of field goals by Maine kicker Sean Decloux and a two-yard touchdown run by running back Rickey Stevens.
Lyle Negron, senior quarterback, was able to wake the Seawolves offense early in the third quarter, as he scored on a one-yard run to knock the lead down to 13-7.
Early in the fourth quarter, the Seawolves took their first lead of the game, 14-13, on a one-yard touchdown run by junior running back James Kenner.
Kenner had a huge game for the Seawolves as he rushed for 124 yards. He became the first Seawolf to rush for over 100 yards on consecutive games this season.
Marcus Wasilewski, Maine quarterback, took the Black Bears down the field for their final score of the game with a 91-yard drive. He threw the game-winning pass to wide receiver John Ebeling to take a 19-14 lead with 5:27 left on the clock.
The Seawolves had one final opportunity to win the game with 40 seconds on the clock, but Negron was intercepted by defensive back Axel Ofori to seal the game for the Black Bears.
The Maine Black Bears now improve to 8-1 and lead the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with a 5-0 record in the conference. The Seawolves drop to 3-5 (1-4 CAA) on the season.
The Seawolves will now prepare for a home game against the Richmond Spiders.