April 14, 2004
Jason Cappadoro scored a career-high five goals to power the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team to an 11-6 win over Siena Wednesday afternoon at a rainy LaValle Stadium. The win snaps a two-game losing streak for the Seawolves, who improve to 5-5 while Siena drops to 0-8.
Cappadoro put SB in front at 9:56 of the first quarter on a feed from Matthew O'Connor, but Siena bounced back 1:15 later as Paul Wolpert's unassisted tally knotted the game at 1-1. Cappadoro nudged the Seawolves ahead with his second of the game at 6:47 of the first and Larry Cerasi extended the lead to 3-1 only 37 seconds later.
Siena hung tough into the second quarter as Eric Hungershafer sliced the SB lead to 3-2 at 14:15. The teams then traded goals to make the score 4-3 before Adam Marksberry's 16th goal of the season helped the hosts take a 5-3 lead at the break.
Cappadoro earned the sixth hat trick of his career five seconds into the second half, converting a man-up opportunity as part of a four-goal outburst that saw the Seawolves take control of the game. Sean Chamberlain and Matthew Donovan capped off the run to balloon the SB lead to 8-3.
With the Seawolves leading 9-4 in the fourth quarter, Siena struck with a pair of man-up goals to inch back into the contest. Wolpert's second of the game at 14:16 was followed up by Matthew Walsh goal that was set up by Wolpert to bring the Saints within 9-6 with 10:16 to play.
Stony Brook put the game away minutes later with Cappadoro's fifth goal at 7:11 and then George LaFlare closed out the scoring less than a minute later.
Brendan Callahan (5-2) made 14 saves to earn the win while Siena's David Jalette turned away 17 shots. The Seawolves outshot Siena 57-33.
The Saints will return to action on Saturday, April 17 as they take on Canisius College. Game-time in Buffalo, N.Y. is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.