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May 1, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Game #16: Stony Brook (7-8) vs. No. 12 Albany (11-4)
Thurs., May 2  •  Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium  •  Stony Brook, N.Y.  •  7 p.m.
  

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The Last Meeting
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April 27, 2013
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Men's lacrosse falls to Albany in regular season finale
The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team lost to No. 10 Albany, 21-12, in the regular season finale for both teams. Despite the loss, the Seawolves will face the Great Danes in one America East Championship semifinal on Thursday.

INFO: GAME NOTES (PDF) 

Stony Brook Seawolves (7-8)
Head Coach: Jim Nagle, second season
Overall Record: 165-121
Record at SBU: 14-18

Albany Great Danes (11-4)
Head Coach: Scott Marr, 13th season
Overall Record: 106-94
Record at UA: Same

About the Game
After closing out the regular season with a loss to its in-state rival Albany, the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team will face the Great Danes in one America East Championship semifinal on Thursday night.  The Seawolves, who fell 21-12 last Saturday, had their seven-game winning streak over Albany snapped.  The series, which dates back to 1986, is tied at 13-13.  

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.


 

 

Scouting Albany
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
The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team lost to No. 10 Albany, 21-12, in the regular season finale for both teams.  Despite the loss, the Seawolves will face the Great Danes in one America East Championship semifinal on Thursday night.

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.