LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 2/19/13
From Press Release
Freshman Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) tallied his second hat trick in as many games and freshman Dan Shaughnessy (Sudbury, Mass.) stopped nine shots as the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team held off Lafayette, 12-10, Tuesday night at Fisher Stadium in Easton, Pa.
Freshman Jake Sichenzia (Sayville, N.Y.) tallied a career-high three points (1g, 2a), including a huge goal that ended a streak of four unanswered Lafayette scores.
Senior Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.), sophomore Mike Andreassi (Holbrook, N.Y.) and freshman Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) each tallied two goals in a game the Seawolves never trailed in.
Sonny Round led Lafayette with three goals.
Coach Jim Nagle’s Reaction
“Jake’s goal that stopped their momentum was huge. Things weren’t going our way at that point for a number of reasons, but Jake’s goal was much needed. The young guys are gaining a lot of experience in only two games. A great victory.”
Lafayette scored four straight goals, cutting Stony Brook’s biggest lead of 11-6 to 11-10. A save by Lafayette goalie Jake Hyatt nearly ignited a fast break, but Challen Rogers interception negated the clear attempt and gave the Seawolves new life. Rogers’ assist of Sichenzia’s lefty rocket from just left of the slot ended a drought of more than 11 minutes to help the Seawolves regain a two-goal lead.
By the Numbers
Stony Brook accounted for eight goals in the first half for a second straight game.
The Seawolves have combined to score a total of 11 goals in the first quarter after two games.
Freshman Chris Hughes scored his first collegiate goal. Sophomore Connor Duddy and freshman Jake Sichenzia tallied their first career points with first-half assists.
Stony Brook has not trailed in the first half in either of its two games this season.
Six different players scored for Stony Brook through two-and-a-half quarters today and seven overall.
Sophomore Mike Andreassi tallied a career-high two goals and tied a career-best with three points.
Freshman Brody Eastwood has accounted for a hat trick in back-to-back games.
Eastwood’s man-down goal was the first since 2008.
News & Notes
Today’s game against Lafayette was the first against the Leopards since 2009 when the Seawolves held off the Leopards, 12-9, in Easton.
Stony Brook is 10-1 all-time vs. Lafayette
Stony Brook will host No. 6 Virginia in its home opener on Saturday afternoon at 12 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit GoSeawolves.org or call (631) 632-WOLF.
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