#Seawolves fall to No. 2 Duke, 14-6

Sophomore Brody Eastwood tallied his third hat trick of the season
 
Sophomore Brody Eastwood tallied his third hat trick of the season
 
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Feb. 23, 2014

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Durham, N.C. -

Playing in its first road game of the season, the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team lost to the defending national champions and No. 2 Duke, 14-6, Sunday at Koskinen Stadium.

The Seawolves (1-2) were led by sophomore Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia), who had three goals. Sophomore Matt Schultz (Smithtown, N.Y.) finished with a goal and two assists.

Duke's Jordan Wolf had a game-high four goals and three assists. Deemer Class and Josh Dionne each had two goals and two assists.

Sophomore Dan Shaughnessy (Sudbury, Mass.) made his first start of the season in goal and finished with 11 saves.

Head Coach Jim Nagle's Reaction
"Duke's a very good offensive team, especially in the half field, and we weren't able to match their intensity. We struggled with Duke's range on defense. Our second half was better. We shared the ball better and capitalized on opportunities."

Turning Point
Duke jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first quarter and led 7-0 at halftime. Wolf scored two of the first seven goals. Schultz put the Seawolves on the board with an unassisted tally a minute into the third quarter. Eastwood's first of the game got Stony Brook within six, 8-2, with 6:12 left in the third.

The Numbers Game
• Shaughnessy registered his ninth career game with double digit saves.
• Sophomore Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) extended his point streak to 19 straight games.
• Stony Brook forced 15 Duke turnovers.
• Stony Brook was 2 of 5 on EMO and is 9 of 14 after three games.
• The Seawolves were outstanding clearing the ball (17 of 18).
• Senior Cole Millican (Weston, Fla.) scored his first goal of the season on a restart.
• Eastwood now has 13 hat tricks in 19 career games.

News & Notes
• Today's game was the first between Duke and Stony Brook since 1993. The Blue Devils lead the all-time series, 3-0.
• Freshman Kyle Rowe (Vienna, Va.) took a number of face-offs against his brother, Jack.

Up Next
• Stony Brook will be home for the next three games beginning with Rutgers on Saturday, March 1. First face-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.