A day before the school year was to begin at Greenport High School, the Porters faced their first major test of the Suffolk County League VII boys soccer season Tuesday afternoon.
They did not fare as well as they had hoped.
Junior forward Alvaro Martinez Torres scored the first two goals to spark The Stony Brook School to a 5-2 victory over the Porters in the rain in Stony Brook.
Senior midfielder Remi Droskoski and freshman midfielder Drew Wolf connected for Greenport (0-2, 0-1).
Torres lifted the Bears (1-0, 1-0) into a 1-0 lead as he converted a rebound of his own shot that sophomore goalkeeper Miguel Torres blocked with 37 minutes, 8 seconds left in the opening half.
He doubled the lead when he scored into an open net with 28:24 remaining in the half before Gazie Moghalu increased the margin to three goals, converting from the right side with 23:53 to go in the half.
Jong Hyun Choi gave the hosts a 4-0 halftime lead, scoring into an open net with 19:53 left in the half.
The Porters pushed forward in the second half and their efforts paid off. First, Droskoski scored from the left side to slice the lead to 4-1 with 34:42 remaining in the second half.
After Jai Narain scored off a chip shot with 20:30 to go in the game, Wolf closed the gap to three goals again with 6:43 remaining.
The Porters will try to secure their first win of the season when they play at Port Jefferson Thursday.
Photo caption: Greenport’s Mateo Arias controls the ball near Stony Brook’s Thomas Lawton. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)