#Seawolves rally falls short against Maryland

Freshman Gerard Cunningham had a ground ball against Maryland
 
Freshman Gerard Cunningham had a ground ball against Maryland
 
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March 8, 2014

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Down 9-3, the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team got within two goals, but No. 1 Maryland held on for an 11-8 win over Seawolves before a crowd of 2,964 Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

Sophomore Matt Schultz (Smithtown, N.Y.) scored twice in a five-goal fourth quarter for the Seawolves (2-3), who overcame a six-goal deficit to get within 9-7 with 8:24 left in regulation.

Junior Mike Andreassi (Holbrook, N.Y.) and sophomore Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) each scored two goals.

Sophomore Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) added a goal and an assist, extending his point streak to 21 straight games.

Mike Chanenchuk led Maryland (5-0) with four goals.

Head Coach Jim Nagle's Reaction
"We aspire to be at their (Maryland) level. To get a win against a No. 1 team would be something our guys will remember for the rest of their lives. They are well-coached and they showed us our weaknesses.  But I also think we took a big step in believing in ourselves."

Turning Point
Maryland had two six-goal leads, including a 9-3 advantage after Bryan Cole's tally with 9:47 left in the third. Rogers and Schultz scored 1:40 apart in the fourth quarter to get within 9-5.

After a successful clear by the Seawolves with 10:50 to go in the fourth, Schultz found senior Cody Vassallo (Elmont, N.Y.) streaking down the right side for the goal.


 

 

Sophomore Frank Lucatuorto (Stony Brook, N.Y.), making his first appearance of the season, caused a turnover, and sophomore Lucas Rock (Bay Shore, N.Y.) corralled the ground ball. Following the clear, sophomore Chris Hughes (Oceanside, N.Y.) found Schultz, whose jump shot sneaked past Niko Amato with 8:24 left.

Maryland answered with two goals two minutes apart, re-taking an 11-7 lead with 4:41 remaining in the game. Andreassi scored an unassisted goal with 1:12 for his second two-goal effort in as many games.

By The Numbers
• Freshman Hayden Johnstone (Toronto, Ontario) made his first collegiate start and finished with seven saves
• Stony Brook scored a man-up goal in the second quarter and is 11-17 (.647) on EMO
• Freshman Kyle Rowe (Vienna, Va.) was 15 of 21 from the 'X'
• Maryland's 11 goals were its second lowest output this season
• Neither goalie made a save in the fourth quarter
• Stony Brook committed a season-high four penalties

News & Notes
• Maryland leads the all-time series, 3-0
• Schultz is two points away from surpassing last season's point total of 17
• Today's game against the Terrapins was Stony Brook's fourth straight season facing a top-ranked team

Up Next
The Seawolves face a quick turnaround with a game against Sacred Heart on Tuesday, March 11 at 6 p.m.