Stony Brook Tops Siena to Win Third Straight

STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Freshman Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) scored a career-high five goals to lead Stony Brook to an 11-9 win over Siena at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Tuesday.

The Seawolves (4-2) have won three straight games and will take on No. 1 Maryland Sunday at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

Eastwood, who has three hat tricks this season, tallied three of his five goals in the first half, including two on man-up situations.

Sophomore Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) and senior Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.) each posted two goals and an assist. Freshman Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) tallied three assists for a second straight game.

Richie Hurley had three goals and Nate Barry added two goals and two assists for Siena (1-4).

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Brody Eastwood scored five goals as defending America East Champion Stony Brook handed Siena its second straight close defeat 11-9. Red-shirt sophomore Richie Hurley posted his first career hat trick for the Saints which have dropped their last two games by a total of three goals.

Conor Prunty gave Siena (1-4) its first and only lead just 39 seconds in. But Stony Brook (4-2) tied the game at the 8:11 mark of the first period and led the rest of the way although never by more than three goals in a tightly contested affair.

The Seawolves led 6-5 at the half before Hurley tied the game one final time at 6-6 in the third. Hurley pulled the Saints to within a goal, 8-7 heading to the fourth, but Stony Brook scored three of the next four goals to create enough breathing room.

Nate Barry added four points for the Saints on two goals and two assists and Prunty contributed two goals and an assist for Siena which was out-shot 38-29.

Casey Dowd was dominant in the faceoff X winning 18-24 draws and picking up seven groundballs, while Matt Sharp made seven saves for the Saints which have dropped eight of nine all-time meetings against Stony Brook.

The Seawolves, which entered the day receiving votes in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll following back-to-back wins over Big East foes Rutgers and St. John's, received three points apiece from a quartet of players.

The Saints return home Saturday to host Hartford at 1:00 p.m. at Siena Turf Field. The game will be televised regionally on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.


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