Albany escapes Men's lacrosse, 17-15

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May 2, 2013

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Despite a career-high seven goals from freshman Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia), the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team fell to Albany, 17-15, in the semifinals of the America East Championship.

Eastwood finished the season with 44 goals, which tied Jordan McBride's freshman record for goals in a season.  It also represented the fourth most goals scored by an individual in a season in program history.

Sophomore Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) set career-highs with six assists and seven points.

Senior Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.) finished with two goals and three assists for Stony Brook (7-9). Tundo finished the season with 63 points, which ranks fifth all-time in program history.

Miles Thompson (two goals, four assists) and Lyle Thompson (three goals, three assists) led Albany (12-4).

Coach Jim Nagle's Reaction

  • "Albany is a very good team.  We knew we needed to score a lot of goals to stay in this game, which we did, but we didn't execute as well down the stretch.  I credit their riding game in the fourth quarter for creating more offensive opportunities.  The future for this program is really bright for one of the youngest teams in the country."

Turning Point

  • Stony Brook and Albany were tied at 12 entering the fourth quarter.  Freshmen Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) and Chris Hughes (Oceanside, N.Y.) each tallied goals to begin the fourth quarter but Ty Thompson answered with two of his own to tie the game at 14 with 9:02 left in regulation.  Eastwood tallied his seventh of the night 1:30 later, but Thompson's 48th of the season tied it 32 seconds later.  Ryan Feuerstein scored the eventual game-winner with 3:12 left in the quarter.

 

 

By the Numbers

  • Stony Brook scored seven of the game's first nine goals.  Eastwood's goal from Rooney 2:10 into the second quarter gave the Seawolves a 7-2 lead.
  • Freshman Dan Shaughnessy (Sudbury, Mass.) finished with 12 saves, giving him five straight games with 10 or more saves, seven of the last eight and nine times total.
  • Stony Brook finished the season 1-6 at home.
  • Eastwood's seven goals represented the most goals scored by a Stony Brook player since McBride's eight against Siena in 2010.
  • Albany's biggest lead was represented by the final score.
  • Rogers (1g, 2a) was the only Seawolf to tally at least one point in all 16 games.
  • Eastwood scored six of his seven goals in the first half.
  • Eastwood tallied 44 goals on only 70 shots.  He entered tonight's game leading the country in shooting percentage (.629).  Eastwood finished the season with 10 hat tricks in 16 games.

News & Notes

  • Of the 178 goals scored this season, 98 were tallied by freshmen.  The underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores) accounted for 132 goals.
  • Albany leads the all-time series, 14-13.
  • Stony Brook will not play in the conference finals for the first time since 2008.  The Seawolves won the title outright or shared it from 2009-12.