#Seawolves fall to St. John's, 13-11

Junior Mike Andreassi had two second-half goals against St. John's
 
Junior Mike Andreassi had two second-half goals against St. John's
 
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March 22, 2014

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team held an 11-8 lead after three quarters, but St. John's outscored the Seawolves, 5-0, in the final period to claim a 13-11 win Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

Four Stony Brook players had two goals apiece, including sophomore Chris Hughes (Oceanside, N.Y.), who added two assists.

Sophomore Matt Schultz (Smithtown, N.Y.) and junior Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) each tallied two goals in the first half. Junior Mike Andreassi (Holbrook, N.Y.) scored his two goals in the second half.

Freshman Kyle Rowe (Vienna, Va.) was 16 of 26 at the 'x' to go along with a game-high nine ground balls.

The Red Storm's starting attack accounted for all 13 goals. Kieran McArdle had six goals and two assists.

Head Coach Jim Nagle's Reaction
"We've been more consistent playing within our fundamentals and system. Today, we weren't able to fight through adversity and squandered some opportunities. I think we've gotten a lot better defensively, and playing teams like St. John's, Fairfield, Duke and Maryland have prepared us well for conference play."

Turning Point
McArdle, who scored five of his six goals in the second half, scored an unassisted goal with 8:08 left in the third to tie the game at eight. The Seawolves scored three straight just 1:40 apart to re-take an 11-8 lead after three.

McArdle's fifth of the game tied the score at 11 with 4:17 left in regulation. Kevin Cernuto's tally 50 seconds later gave St. John's its first lead since 2-0.


 

 

By The Numbers
• Stony Brook was 5 of 5 was EMO, scoring five man-up goals for the first time since 2007 at Denver
• The Seawolves were penalized a season-high seven times
• St. John's outshot Stony Brook, 50-28 • Freshman Mark Ellis (Garden City, N.Y.) registered his first collegiate point with an assist
• Rowe scored his second goal of the season in the second quarter
• St. John's committed three turnovers
• Stony Brook did not record a shot in the fourth quarter
• Each goalie finished with 10 saves

News & Notes
• The series is now tied at three apiece
• Sophomore Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) extended his point streak to 25 straight games
• Sophomore Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) extended his goal streak to 21 straight games
• Stony Brook had been 4-0 this season when leading at halftime

Up Next
Stony Brook will open America East Conference play next Friday, March 28 at UMBC at 7:30 p.m.