Fairfield holds off Men's Lacrosse, 13-10
Feb. 18, 2012
Fairfield, Conn. - Stony Brook University's men's lacrosse team dropped its 2012 season opener to Fairfield, 13-10, at Alumni Field on Saturday.
Senior Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia) led the Seawolves with two goals and two assists. Junior Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.) added two goals and an assist. Redshirt freshman Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) recorded a team-high three goals in his first collegiate action.
Junior Sean Brady (Huntington Bay, N.Y.) was outstanding, finishing with 13 saves, including seven in the third period.
Fairfield outscored Stony Brook, 5-1, in the third period.
"I wasn't real happy with the team's performance today," coach Jim Nagle said. "We saw some good things today, but it's going to take some time and the guys understand that. I like this team a lot and I'm excited going forward."
Stony Brook never trailed in the first half. Tundo's unassisted goal at 3:47 of the first quarter gave the Seawolves a 4-2 lead.
With the game tied at eight, freshman Mike Andreassi (Holbrook, N.Y.) and Campbell were called for a push and illegal body check, which was not releasable. Fairfield's Drew Federico scored to tie the game at six, and Tristan Sperry and Sam Snow each scored man-up goals, giving the Stags an 8-6 lead.
Sperry's goal gave Fairfield its first lead of the game. Snow led all players with five goals.
John Snellman, who had three goals, scored the fourth of Fairfield's four straight goals for a 9-6 lead. Andreassi ended a scoring drought of more than 14 minutes with his first collegiate goal.
Senior Graham Adams (Royal Oak, Mich.) assisted on both of Rooney's second half goals as Stony Brook got within 12-10.
Stony Brook will travel to face No.1 Virginia Saturday, February 25 at 12 p.m. The game will be televised live on ESPN3.com
Stony Brook is hosting the Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship on May 25 and 27 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. For tickets and more information, visit GoSeawolves.org, or call (631) 632-WOLF.