March 12, 2014

Rogers, Eastwood Help Stony Brook Edge Sacred Heart

from Press Release

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Sophomore Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) registered a career-high seven points and sophomore Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) chipped in four goals to lead the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team to a 14-13 over Sacred Heart Tuesday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

Rogers scored a career-high four goals, including three in the first half. Six of his seven points were tallied in the first 30 minutes.

Eastwood posted his 14th career hat trick. He has 20 goals this season, including eight on extra-man opportunities.

Junior Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.), who scored the game-winning goal with 1:16 left in regulation, scored two goals and added four assists.

Sophomore Matt Schultz (Smithtown, N.Y.) tallied two goals and two assists for a second straight game.

Freshman Kyle Rowe (Vienna, Va.) went 17 of 28 from the 'X'. He had a game-high eight ground balls for Stony Brook (3-3).

Alex Dodge and Brian Masi each had three goals for Sacred Heart (1-4). Alex Miller had a goal and four assists.

Head Coach Jim Nagle's Reaction
"I thought our first half was as good as I've seen in three seasons here. There's a lot of parity in college lacrosse. We gave them an opportunity to get back into the game and they took advantage of it. I give a lot of credit to Sacred Heart."

Turning Point
After Sacred Heart erased a 12-9 Stony Brook lead with four straight goals to take a 13-12 lead, Rogers scored off an assist from Rooney to tie the game at 13 with 4:23 left in regulation.

Utilizing a 10-man ride, Stony Brook forced a turnover with 1:24 left. Junior Alex Harris (Centereach, N.Y.) caused the turnover and got the ground ball. He found sophomore Frank Lucatuorto (Stony Brook, N.Y.), who passed it to Schultz. Schultz hit Rooney coming from behind the cage for the score.
By The Numbers
• Sophomore Dan Shaughnessy (Sudbury, Mass.) made two key saves in the fourth quarter
• Stony Brook was 17 of 18 on clear attempts
• Junior Mike Andreassi (Holbrook, N.Y.) and sophomore Matt Balzano (Wantagh, N.Y.) each scored a goal
• Sophomore Chris Hughes (Oceanside, N.Y.) added two assists
• Harris tied a career-high with five ground balls and totaled a career-best three caused turnovers
• The Seawolves scored seven goals in the second quarter

News & Notes
• Schultz already has surpassed last season's point of total of 17 after six games
• Stony Brook is 2-0 all-time against Sacred Heart
• The last two players to tally seven points in a game was Eastwood (7g) and Rooney (1g, 6a) against Albany last year
• Rogers extended his consecutive point streak to 22 games.

Up Next
Stony Brook will travel across Long Island Sound to face No. 19 Fairfield on Saturday, March 15 at 1 p.m.

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