Men's lacrosse faces Hartford Saturday

Freshman Chris Hughes has a goal in three of the last four games

April 19, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Game #14: Stony Brook (6-7, 1-2 AE) vs. Hartford (6-5, 2-1 AE)
Sat., Apr. 20  •  Al-Marzook Field  •  West Hartford, Conn.  •  7 p.m.


The Last Meeting
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May 2, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y.
Men's Lacrosse holds off Hartford, 9-8, to reach AE Championship game
Redshirt freshman Mike Rooney tallied two goals and three assists, and junior Sean Brady made eight saves to lead the top-seeded Stony Brook men's lacrosse team to a 9-8 win over #4 Hartford in an America East Championship semifinal.


Stony Brook Seawolves (6-7)
Head Coach: Jim Nagle, second season
Overall Record: 164-119
Record at SBU: 13-17

Hartford Hawks (6-5)
Head Coach: Peter Lawrence, eighth season
Overall Record: 50-96
Record at UH: 34-80

About the Game
The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team heads back to the state of Connecticut, this time for a crucial America East contest against Hartford on Saturday night.  The Seawolves sit in a tie with Binghamton for fourth in the conference standings.  Stony Brook leads the all-time series over Hartford, 19-7, including last season's 9-8 victory in conference semifinals.  The last three contests have been separated by a goal apiece.  

Scouting Hartford
Dix Hills native Kevin O'Shea leads Hartford with 19 goals.  The sophomore attack had a season-high five goals against UMBC.  Freshman Jack Bobzien has a team-high 27 assists and 36 points.  Redshirt sophomore Adam Yee has been Hartford's primary face-off specialist, winning 116 of 224 (.518) draws.  He also has a team-high 68 ground balls.  Redshirt freshman Frank Piechota has started 10 of 11 games in goal, registering a .520 save percentage and a 12.60 goals against average.



Last Time Out
Despite three goals and three assists from sophomore Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) and three goals from freshman Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia), the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team fell to No. 15 Yale, 11-10, in overtime Monday night at Reese Stadium.

Freshman Dan Shaughnessy (Sudbury, Mass.) was outstanding in goal, once again, for the Seawolves (6-7), finishing with 12 saves.

Yale's Harry Kucharczyk scored the game-winning goal with 1:24 left in overtime.  Brandan Mangan led the Bulldogs (8-3) with three goals and two assists.

Senior JJ Laforet (Georgetown, Ontario) was terrific from the 'X', winning 12 of 23 face-offs to go along with a game-high six ground balls.