Feb. 23, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
Despite a sparkling effort in goal from freshman Dan Shaughnessy (Sudbury, Mass.), the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team fell to No. 6/6 Virginia, 13-7, Saturday afternoon at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
Shaughnessy, in just his third collegiate game, stopped 19 shots, including 11 in the second half. Virginia (3-0) outshot Stony Brook (1-2), 55-16, including 31-4 in the second half.
Senior Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.) led Stony Brook with two goals and two assists. Sophomores Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) and Mike Andreassi (Holbrook, N.Y.) also finished with two goals.
Freshman Dylan Curry (East Meadow, N.Y.) tallied his first collegiate goal.
Mark Cockerton led Virginia with five goals. Matt White added three goals and three assists for the Cavaliers, who are 11-0 all-time against SBU.
Coach Jim Nagle's Reaction
"I was so proud of our team's effort. This was our first game facing a team with Virginia's kind of speed. Our upperclassmen performed great, but our younger guys need to understand the mentality of playing a four-quarter game. But I certainly tip my hat to our younger guys. They are playing a lot and against some quality opponents. I'm very confident in our older guys' leadership. If our younger guys tap into their potential, we're going to be at a good point the rest of the season."
- Despite trailing for almost all of the first three quarters, Stony Brook trailed 8-7 after Rooney's man-up goal with 4:14 left in the third. But Virginia outscored Stony Brook, 5-0, in the fourth quarter. The Seawolves committed seven turnovers in the final quarter and 14 in the second half.
By the Numbers
- Freshman Dan Shaughnessy had totaled 19 saves in two games before today's 19-save effort
- Sophomore Mike Andreassi has back-to-back games with two goals.
- Senior Jeff Tundo has scored at least two goals in each of the first three games.
- Stony Brook struggled clearing the ball, recording only 18 of 27 opportunities.
- Freshman Brody Eastwood, who had a hat trick in the first two games, was held scoreless.
- After being outscored 5-0 in the fourth quarter, opponents are outscoring Stony Brook, 12-1, in the final period.
- Stony Brook scored two man-up goals today and is 5 of 14 this season on EMO.
News & Notes
- Stony Brook is 0-11 all-time against Virginia and winless against ACC opponents. The Seawolves will have another go against an ACC opponent on March 10 when they face No. 1 Maryland.
- Stony Brook will head to Queens to face St. John's on Tuesday, February 26 at 3:00 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN app.