Men's lacrosse falls to Bryant, 10-9

Sophomore Pat McGushin

March 23, 2013

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Despite four goals from freshman Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) and a five-point effort from senior Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.), the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team dropped a non-conference contest to Bryant, 10-9, Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

Tundo scored three goals for his 10th career hat trick and recorded his 39th multi-point game.

Sophomore Pat McGushin (St. Charles, Ill.) finished with a career-high 13 saves for the Seawolves (5-4), who are 1-1 in one-goal games this season.

Shane Morrell had three goals and three assists for Bryant (1-7). 

Coach Jim Nagle's Reaction

  • "We didn't maintain our composure today and struggled to find our rhythm offensively.  A lot of our shots were not fundamentally sound.  But I told the team that our preseason is over and the most important part of our schedule is coming up.”

Turning Point

  • Tundo's goal gave Stony Brook its final lead of the game, 7-6, with 40 seconds remaining in the third quarter.  After two Bryant goals scored 46 seconds apart in the fourth, sophomore Mike Andreassi (Holbrook, N.Y.) tied the game at eight with his 11th of the season.  With the score tied at nine, Andreassi's shot attempt was saved and 17 seconds later, Morrell tallied the game-winner with 3:19 left in regulation.  Stony Brook had one more chance in the final minute.  The Seawolves were man-up 42 seconds left.  Andreassi's shot with four seconds left was blocked, and time ran out as the Seawolves made their move to the cage.



By the Numbers

  • Bryant dominated the face-off 'X' as Kevin Massa won 19 of 22 draws.
  • Senior JJ Laforet (Georgetown, Ontario) made his season debut, recording four ground balls and four caused turnovers.
  • Entering this week's action, Eastwood was third among Division I freshmen in goals.
  • Stony Brook had been 3-0 when leading after three quarters.
  • Freshman Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) has a point in all nine games this season with an assist today.
  • The Seawolves recorded a season-high 12 caused turnovers.
  • Stony Brook was 0-5 on man-up.

News & Notes

  • Stony Brook is 11-3 all-time against Northeast Conference opponents.
  • Bryant won last year's contest 10-9 as well.
  • The Seawolves are 5-2 in games separated by four goals or less.

Up Next

  • Stony Brook will start America East play at Vermont on Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m.