Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/19/13
From Press releases and Staff Reports
The Lafayette men’s lacrosse team’s comeback effort fell short Tuesday night, as Stony Brook held on for a 12-10 victory in the Leopards’ home opener.
The Leopards pulled to within one, with five minutes to go, but that was as close as they would get as two late penalties thwarted their comeback effort.
Lafayette was led offensively by sophomore attackman Sonny Round who finished the day with three goals, and now has seven on the season. Juniors John Floyd and Jake Mann each netted two goals on the day. Sophomore Brian Bock (Spring-Ford) and freshmen Morgan Westby (Episcopal Academy) and Kevin Wanke rounded out the scoring for the Leopards, each chipping in a goal apiece.
The Leopards held a 31-26 advantage in groundballs. Senior Greg Rau led the team with seven, while junior Matt Evans and Westby each picked up four. Rau went 13-for-25 from the faceoff “X” for the Leopards.
Junior Jake Hyatt made 10 saves in a losing effort for Lafayette and he falls to 1-1 this season. His counterpart, Dan Shaugnessy, made nine saves in the win improving to 1-1.
Stony Brook was led offensively by Brody Eastwood, who scored three goals on five shots. Jeff Tuno, Challen Rogers and Mike Andreassi each scored a pair of goals for the Seawolves. Jake Sichenzia chipped in a goal and an assist, while Matt Schultz and Chris Hughes both scored one.
The Leopards outshot the Seawolves (40-29), but Stony Brook was able to hit the target more than Lafayette, holding a 22-19 advantage in shots on goal. Both teams had 11 turnovers on the afternoon.
In the fourth quarter, the Leopards were down 11-6 but then made their move. Lafayette rattled off four straight goals, starting with Westby slicing through the Seawolves defense and beating Shaugnessy.
Round then netted his third of the day and seventh of the season. Saturday’s hero, Floyd, buried the third in a row after beating a Seawolves defender. Mann tallied the fourth straight to pull the Leopards within one at 11-10, but that was as close as they would come.
Fairfield 10, Navy 9
Eric Warden (Garnet Valley) scored once for Fairfield (2-0), which overcame a brilliant four-goal day by Navy (2-1) sophomore Gabe Voumard (St. Augustine Prep).
Rutgers 20, Wagner 10
Ryan Scott (Easton) had a goal and an assist for Rutgers.
Virginia 18, VMI 4
Carl Walrath (Haverford School) had an assist, three groundballs and a caused turnover while Bobby Hill (Malvern Prep) had two gorundballs for the Cavaliers (2-0).