Saturday, March 16, 2013

Men's lacrosse rallies past Sacred Heart, 12-10

Fairfield, Conn. -

Freshman Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) tied a career-high with three goals, and three other players added two goals as the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team rallied past Sacred Heart, 12-10, Saturday afternoon at Campus Field.
The Seawolves (5-3) rallied from a five-goal deficit in the first quarter, and took their first lead, 6-5, midway through the second quarter.
Senior Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.) and sophomore Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) tallied two goals and two assists apiece.
Cody Marquis led Sacred Heart (0-6) with two goals and an assist.  Matt Gannon added a goal and three assists.
Sophomore Pat McGushin (St. Charles, Ill.) made only his second start in goal, picking up his first career victory.
Coach Jim Nagle's Reaction
"I thought we played a little tight in the beginning and clearly it took some time to get back on track.  Good teams battle through adversity and that's what we accomplished today.  I thought Pat McGushin did a great job today.  He's a great teammate and did well in his opportunity.”
By the Numbers
  • Stony Brook faced a deficit of four goals in the first quarter for a second straight week and trailed 5-0 in the second quarter.
  • Stony Brook came back from a 6-1 deficit at Binghamton in 2010, outlasting the Bearcats, 17-16.
  • Junior Cole Millican recorded his first goal of the season.  It was his first goal since last year's America East Championship game.
  • Senior Jeff Tundo's second-quarter goal was his 17th of the season, matching his goal total from a year ago with at least seven more games to play in 2013.
  • Stony Brook held Sacred Heart scoreless for more than 24 minutes of game action.
  • Freshman Frank Lucatuorto enjoyed his best performance since the season opener, winning 15 of 26 draws.  Lucatuorto recorded a career-high 12 ground balls.
  • Senior Savaughn Greene caused three turnovers for a second straight game.
  • Stony Brook committed only 10 turnovers and were 2 of 2 on EMO.


News & Notes
  • Despite the close proximity between the two schools, it was the first meeting between Stony Brook and Sacred Heart.
  • Sophomore Pat McGushin finished with seven saves.
  • Stony Brook is 5-1 in games separated by four goals or less.
  • Sacred Heart tallied only five goals in the final 45:33.
Up Next
  • Stony Brook will be home for Bryant on Saturday, March 23 at 4 p.m.