April 12, 2005
LOUDONVILLE, NY- Nationally ranked #24 Stony Brook University men's lacrosse team pounded nine first half goals and allowed none to Siena as the Seawolves cruised to a 14-4 victory this afternoon.
With the win, the Seawolves improve to 7-3 overall and 2-1 in the American East, while the Saints drop 2-8 and 1-3 league play. The Seawolves dominated the first half, shoving out 27 shots to the Saints five, building a 9-0-halftime lead and never looking back.
The Saints got things rolling with two early third quarter goals from junior Philip Ferrara (Stony Point, NY) at 11:23 of an assist from junior attack Greg Powell (Guilderland, NY) and junior attack Greg Pelatti netted one two minutes later off a pass from classmate Matt Walsh (Northport, NY). The Seawolves answered back with a goal at 3:13; the next 15 minutes would belong to the Seawolves as they scored four unanswered points.
Sean Chamberlain scored two of his three goals in the fourth quarter; one at 13:40 off an assist from Jamey Lacey and four minutes later Jason Cappadoro assisted the other one at 9:54. The Saints finally ended the two-goal drought when junior Ed Leahy (Rochester, NY) scored in what would be the Saints final goal at the 9:08 marking in the fourth quarter.
Powell led all Saints with two points off of one goal and one assist. For the Siena, five players gathered a team high three groundballs. Jim Astea had a game high five groundballs and won 9-of11 face-offs. David Jalette and John Bamford split time in the Saints cage, combining for 18 saves, while three Seawolves shared minutes in the net for five saves.
Stony out shot Siena 39 - to- 17 and won the face-off battle 16-of-22.
Siena returns to action on Saturday at 2 p.m. against Providence.