Men's lacrosse drops season opener at Marist, 13-9

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Feb. 16, 2013

Final Stats

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. -

Despite three goals apiece from freshman Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) and senior Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.), the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team dropped its season opener at Marist, 13-9.

Freshman Matt Schultz (Smithtown, N.Y.) added two goals and junior Cole Millican (Weston, Fla.) added a career-high three assists.

Stony Brook had leads of 4-0 and 8-5.  The Seawolves held an 8-6 lead at halftime, but scored only one goal in the second half.

Coach Jim Nagle's Reaction
"I thought our first quarter of play was really good; we were patient and shared the ball.  We rushed some of our opportunities and didn't capitalize on others.  We're a young team and we're going to get a lot better."

Turning Points
Stony Brook led 8-5 with 1:58 left in the second quarter.  The Seawolves were held scoreless for the rest of the quarter and all of the third until freshman Matt Schultz's second goal of the game.  Marist capitalized with five unanswered goals and took its first lead of the game, 9-8, with 5:12 left in the third.  The Red Foxes led 10-8 after Mike Begley's goal.  Schultz's goal cut it to 10-9, but Marist answered with three straight to end the game.

By the Numbers

  • Stony Brook's freshmen accounted for five of its nine goals against Marist.
  • Freshman Frank Lucatuorto was impressive in his collegiate debut, winning 15 of 24 draws.  He tallied a game-high eight ground balls.
  • Senior Jeff Tundo's career-high in goals as a Seawolf was four, tallied against Albany in last season's America East Championship game.
  • Six of Stony Brook's eight first-half goals were assisted.
  • Senior Jeff Tundo has tallied at least three points in three straight games and four of his last five.
  • Freshman Matt Schultz's third-quarter goal was the only score for the Seawolves in the quarter.

 

 

News & Notes

  • Despite leading the all-time series, 12-4, Stony Brook has dropped two straight games to Marist, including last year's 10-9 loss in Stony Brook.

Up Next
Stony Brook will head to Pennsylvania to face Lafayette on Tuesday, February 19.  Game time is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.