Brody Eastwood and Jeff Tundo combined for 11 points to lead Stony Brook past Vermont, 19-10, in the America East men's lacrosse opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Virtue Field. Stony Brook moves to 6-4 (1-0 AE) on the season, while Vermont drops to 3-7 (0-1 AE).
Stony Brook collected four of the game's first five goals to jump out to a 4-1 lead at the 5:32 mark of the first frame.
Drew Philie tallied a score off a feed from Blake Pendleton at the 3:58 mark to cut Vermont's deficit to 4-2. Stony Brook responded with three consecutive goals to close out the period and head into the second frame with a 7-2 advantage.
The Seawolves netted the first four goals of the second frame, including two from Eastwood, to open their lead up to 11-2 with just over three minutes remaining in the second period.
Andrew Buckanavage and Eastwood traded goals in the final 1:15, and the Seawolves took a 12-3 lead into the half.
Midway through the third period, Tim Yager found the back of the net off a pass from A.J. Masson for the Catamounts first score of the frame. After a goal from Stony Brook's Tundo, Philie and Graham Horvath netted goals for Vermont to cut its deficit to 13-6.
Vermont received goals from Horvath, A.J. Leary and Buckanavage in the first eight minutes of the final period to cut Stony Brook's lead to 15-9 with 7:10 remaining.
That was as close as the Catamounts would get, as the Seawolves scored four of the last five goals in the contest to earn their sixth win of the season.
Vermont outshot Stony Brook 49-41 in the contest and also held advantages on face-offs (19-12) and ground balls (44-33).
The Catamounts were led by Philie and Horvath, who collected two goals apiece, while Buckanavage chipped in with two scores.
Eastwood led all scorers with five goals, and Tundo chipped in six points on three goals and three assists.
Dan Shaughnessy made 14 saves to earn the win between the pipes for Stony Brook and Justin Rosenberg took the loss for Vermont despite making 12 saves on the day.
Courtesy: UVM Athletics
The Saint Michael's College men's lacrosse team rushed out to a 10-1 lead 3:20 into the second quarter on Saturday en route to a 16-7 victory against Assumption College on Duffy Field during Northeast-10 Conference play. The Purple Knights, who are receiving votes toward this week's United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) national poll, improved to 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the league, while the Greyhounds slipped to 0-7 and 0-5.
Senior Max Zuccarini (Medfield, Mass./Medfield) notched career highs with seven points, four goals and three assists for the Purple Knights, while classmate Marty Vanzo (Westford, Vt./Essex/Vermont) matches a season high with four tallies. Senior D.J. Dauria (Sherborn, Mass./Dover-Sherborn) turned in his second hat trick in three games, notching three goals and a helper, while classmate Pete Donnally (Madison, N.J./Morristown-Beard School) tacked on two goals.
Senior Christian Cook (South Burlington, Vt./New Hampton School) scored and scooped up five ground balls, classmate Liam Pushee (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) recorded four caused turnovers and five ground balls, and junior Cooper Quenneville (Shoreham, Vt./Gould Academy) turned in a pair of assists. Classmate Chris Casserly (Kensington, N.H./Exeter) was 8-of-12 on draws, and junior Chris DeMairo (Bethpage, N.Y./Bethpage) made two saves during the opening half for the win. Classmate Andrew Landers (Manchester, Mass./Proctor Academy) had six in the second half.
Senior Casey Marren (Derby, Conn./Notre Dame) had a hat trick off the bench for Assumption, while four others scored once. Junior Ian Mack (Avon, Conn./Avon) turned in two assists, and sophomore Will Contento (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield) had 14 stops in 56:53 of action.
Dauria assisted Zuccarini 2:40 into the game before scoring a goal of his own 2:32 later to make it 2-0 before Assumption cut its deficit in half at 7:39 of the opening quarter. From there, the Purple Knights scored 10 straight goals, including forging a 10-1 advantage when Vanzo converted junior Tim McDonald's (Walpole, Mass./Walpole) pass with 11:40 remaining in the second quarter. Vanzo capped the run at 12:56 of the third, providing an 11-goal cushion, before Assumption scored six of the game's final 10 goals.
The Purple Knights hit the road for their next two games, beginning on Tuesday at Bentley University at 7 p.m.
Courtesy: Saint Michael's Athletics
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