#Seawolves fall short against Marist, 13-12

Sophomore Chris Hughes had a career-high four points on two goals and two assists

Feb. 14, 2014

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team received goals from six different players, but the Seawolves fell to Marist, 13-12, Friday night at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium in the season opener for both teams.

Sophomore Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) tallied four goals and sophomore Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) added a goal and tied a career-high with four assists.

Marist was led by the duo of junior Colin Joka (six goals) and junior Drew Nesmith, who combined for 10 goals. Junior Dave Scarcello picked up the win, making eight saves in the second half after relieving Brian Corrigan at halftime.

Junior Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) and sophomore Matt Schultz (Smithtown, N.Y.) each scored two goals and had two assists. Sophomore Chris Hughes (Oceanside, N.Y.) added two goals and an assist.

Freshman Kyle Rowe (Vienna, Va.) was outstanding at the 'x', winning 17 of 23 face-offs and recording a game-high 12 ground balls.

Sophomore Patrick Fleming (Sayville, N.Y.) finished with 10 saves in the first start of his career for Stony Brook, which has lost three straight to Marist.

Head Coach Jim Nagle's Reaction
"We didn't play well defensively. We need to be more disciplined. I thought some guys got overzealous at times. We're definitely going to put some extra time in our defensive work in practice."



Turning Point
Joka's sixth goal of the game gave Marist its biggest lead of the game, 13-10, with seconds to play in the third quarter. Schultz and Eastwood each scored fourth-quarter goals, with Eastwood's coming on a man-up opportunity with 1:12 left in regulation. After a Stony Brook timeout, freshman Ryan Bitzer's (Riverhead, N.Y.) shot was saved. After another timeout, Rooney threw a skip pass to Rogers, whose shot was saved by Scarcello as time ran out.

Inside The Numbers
Brody Eastwood tallied his 11th career hat trick in only 17 games
Mike Rooney is only seven points from 100 for his career after 34 games
• Stony Brook won 20 of 28 face-offs
• The Seawolves recorded 35 ground balls to Marist's 29
• Stony Brook was three of four on man-up opportunities
Matt Schultz recorded a career-high four points
Matt Balzano was the only bench player to score for Stony Brook

News & Notes
• Stony Brook has lost its last four season openers
• Only Ryan Bitzer and Patrick Fleming were first-time starters as Stony Brook started five freshmen last year against Marist in the season opener

Up Next
• The Seawolves will host Lafayette Tuesday, February 18 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium