No. 15 Yale rallies past Men's lacrosse

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April 15, 2013

Final Stats

New Haven, Conn. -

Despite three goals and three assists from sophomore Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) and three goals from freshman Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia), the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team fell to No. 15 Yale, 11-10, in overtime Monday night at Reese Stadium.

Freshman Dan Shaughnessy (Sudbury, Mass.) was outstanding in goal, once again, for the Seawolves (6-7), finishing with 12 saves.

Yale's Harry Kucharczyk scored the game-winning goal with 1:24 left in overtime.  Brandan Mangan led the Bulldogs (8-3) with three goals and two assists.

Senior JJ Laforet (Georgetown, Ontario) was terrific from the 'X', winning 12 of 23 face-offs to go along with a game-high six ground balls.

Coach Jim Nagle's Reaction

  • "The guys fought tonight like crazy.  Yale's a team that's been pretty good against some quality opponents.  We've got to tighten up the ground ball play and limit our turnovers.  I like the effort we got from our young guys.”

Turning Point

  • Stony Brook held a 7-4 lead over Yale after three quarters, but the Bulldogs scored six goals in the fourth quarter to force overtime.  The Seawolves forced a Yale turnover, but turned the ball over themselves on their only possession of overtime.  Kucharczyk scored going left to right that beat Shaughnessy over the right shoulder.

By the Numbers

  • Freshman Dylan Curry's (East Meadow, N.Y.) EMO goal was Stony Brook's first man-up score since Rooney's second-quarter tally at Vermont.
  • Rooney had a hand in all five first-half goals, scoring two and assisting on three others.  The three assists tied a career-high.  The six points tied a career-high.
  • Freshman Matt Schultz (Smithtown, N.Y.) scored for the first time in a month (Sacred Heart).
  • Stony Brook held Yale without a goal for 17:45 of game action during which time the Seawolves scored four goals to increase their lead to 7-3.
  • Yale was held to four goals through three quarters, a season-low for an opponent this season.
  • Freshman Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) tied a career-high with three assists.

 

 

News & Notes

  • Yale leads the all-time series, 4-0.  The Bulldogs beat the Seawolves in overtime last season.

Up Next

  • Stony Brook will play a second straight game in the state of Connecticut, taking on Hartford in a crucial America East contest.  Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.