March 30, 2013

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Eastwood, Tundo Pace Stony Brook by Vermont

from press release

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Freshman Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) tied a career-high with five goals as the Stony Brook men's lacrosse topped Vermont, 19-10, Saturday afternoon at Virtue Field. Senior Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.) added three goals and three assists for the Seawolves (6-4, 1-0), who won their America East opener for a fourth straight season.

Freshman Dan Shaughnessy (Sudbury, Mass.) was outstanding in his return to the starting lineup, finishing with 14 saves.

Freshmen Jake Sichenzia (Sayville, N.Y.) and Chris Hughes (Oceanside, N.Y.) and senior JJ Laforet chipped in with two goals apiece for Stony Brook, which had 10 different goal scorers.

Laforet added six ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Drew Philie led Vermont (3-7, 1-0) with three goals and an assist.

Coach Jim Nagle's Reaction

"I thought we executed really well on both ends in the first half. We had a bit of a lull in the second half, but, overall, we're excited to start off conference play with a victory. A lot of credit goes to Jeff Tundo and Brody Eastwood for playing within themselves."

Turning Point

Up 4-2 with 3:58 left in the first quarter, Stony Brook scored seven unaswered goals, including three from Eastwood. The Seawolves held the Catamounts scoreless for more than 17 minutes during the stretch.

By the Numbers

  • Stony Brook scored seven goals in the first quarter, a season-high for goals in a quarter.  The 12 first-half goals also are a season-high.
  • All seven of Stony Brook's first-quarter goals were scored by a different player.
  • Eight different players scored for Stony Brook.
  • Senior JJ Laforet tied a career-high with two goals.  He scored two against Albany in last year's America East Championship game.
  • The three goals allowed in the first half matched a season-low (St. John's)
  • Sophomore Mike Rooney tied a career-best with three assists.
  • Freshmen Dylan Sbarglia and Lucas Rock each scored his first collegiate goal.
  • Freshman Challen Rogers has a point in all 10 games this season.
  • Junior Cole Millican tied a career-high with three points (1g, 2a).

News & Notes

  • Shaughnessy returned to action in goal after two straight starts from sophomore Pat McGushin.
  • Stony Brook is 13-0 all-time against Vermont.
  • The 19 goals were the most scored by Stony Brook under Jim Nagle, who earned his 99th Division I win as head coach.

Up Next

  • Stony Brook will face Binghamton and UMBC in back-to-back home games at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.  First up is the Bearcats on Saturday, April 6 at 4 p.m.

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