#Seawolves face No. 18 Albany in America East Championship Thursday
April 30, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
Game #16: America East Championship semifinal Stony Brook (6-9) vs. No. 18 Albany (9-5)
Thurs., May 1 Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium Stony Brook, N.Y. 7:30 p.m.
Stony Brook Seawolves (6-9)
Head Coach: Jim Nagle, third season
Career Record: 171-131
Record at SBU: 20-28
Record vs. UA: 2-4
Albany Great Danes (9-5)
Head Coach: Scott Marr, 14th season
Career Record: 117-100
Record at UA: Same
Record vs. SBU: 11-13
Faceoff: The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team will open America East Championship play against Albany Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. The Seawolves, seeded fourth, will face the No. 1 Great Danes, who are ranked 18th in this week's USILA Coaches' Poll. No. 2 Binghamton will play No. 3 UMBC at 5 p.m. in the other semifinal.
Opponent: Albany is led by siblings, Miles and Lyle Thompson. Miles has tallied 60 goals and 30 assists and Lyle leads Division I with 61 assists and 98 points. Their cousin, Ty, has scored 32 goals. Blaze Riorden has started all 14 games in goals, registering a 11.13 goals against average and a .563 save percentage. Connor Russell has been Albany's primary face-off specialist and is winning 47 percent of his draws.
Series: The Great Danes have won the last three games to take a 15-13 series advantage. Stony Brook had won seven straight from 2009 to 2012. The series against Albany is the longest against any school for the Seawolves.