Men's lacrosse squares off with Albany in AE semifinal
May 1, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
Game #16: Stony Brook (7-8) vs. No. 12 Albany (11-4)
INFO: GAME NOTES (PDF)
Stony Brook Seawolves (7-8)
Albany Great Danes (11-4)
About the Game
Albany enters the Championship as the No. 1 seed, while Stony Brook is fourth. Since joining the America East Conference in 2002, the Seawolves have reached the conference tournament each season. Stony Brook is the defending conference champs and has defeated Albany for each of its three championships.
The Great Danes feature the nation's top offensive attack, led by sophomore Lyle Thompson (40 goals), who leads the country in assists per game (3.79) and points per game (6.64). His brother, junior Miles Thompson, has 35 goals and 19 assists. Their cousin, Ty Thompson, has amassed 44 goals and 13 assists. Albany also starts a freshman in goal in Blaze Riorden. He has a .512 save percentage and an 11.35 goals against average.
Albany is the No. 1 seed for the first time since 2007, which is the last time it captured the crown.
Last Time Out
Freshman Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) tallied his ninth career hat trick for Stony Brook (7-8, 2-3). Freshman Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) set a career-high with four assists and tied a career-high with six points.
Junior Miles Thompson led Albany (11-4, 5-0) with five goals and nine assists.
Stony Brook clinched a berth in the America East Championship by virtue of UMBC's win over Binghamton earlier in the day.