No. 15 Yale Escapes with Overtime Win over Stony Brook

NEW HAVEN, Conn. Harry Kucharczyk scored one of his team's 11 goals in the game tonight, but it was the most important tally. The sophomore midfielder found the net with 1:24 left in overtime to give No. 12 Yale an 11-10 win over Stony Brook at Reese Stadium.

The Bulldogs (8-3), who have won five straight, overcame a 10-8 deficit with under five minutes left to grab their fourth home win in five contests.

Brandon Mangan, who led the Blue with three goals and five points, scored to cut the margin to one and then Conrad Oberbeck scored with 1:56 left to send the contest to overtime.

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Despite three goals and three assists from sophomore Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) and three goals from freshman Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia), Stony Brook fell to No. 15 Yale, 11-10, in overtime Monday night at Reese Stadium.

Freshman Dan Shaughnessy (Sudbury, Mass.) was outstanding in goal, once again, for the Seawolves (6-7), finishing with 12 saves.

Yale's Harry Kucharczyk scored the game-winning goal with 1:24 left in overtime. Brandan Mangan led the Bulldogs (8-3) with three goals and two assists.

Senior JJ Laforet (Georgetown, Ontario) was terrific from the 'X', winning 12 of 23 face-offs to go along with a game-high six ground balls.

"The guys fought tonight like crazy. Yale's a team that's been pretty good against some quality opponents. We've got to tighten up the ground ball play and limit our turnovers. I like the effort we got from our young guys." - head coach Jim Nagle.

Turning Point
Stony Brook held a 7-4 lead over Yale after three quarters, but the Bulldogs scored six goals in the fourth quarter to force overtime. The Seawolves forced a Yale turnover, but turned the ball over themselves on their only possession of overtime. Kucharczyk scored going left to right that beat Shaughnessy over the right shoulder.

By the Numbers
Freshman Dylan Curry's (East Meadow, N.Y.) EMO goal was Stony Brook's first man-up score since Rooney's second-quarter tally at Vermont.

Rooney had a hand in all five first-half goals, scoring two and assisting on three others. The three assists tied a career-high. The six points tied a career-high.

Freshman Matt Schultz (Smithtown, N.Y.) scored for the first time in a month (Sacred Heart).

Stony Brook held Yale without a goal for 17:45 of game action during which time the Seawolves scored four goals to increase their lead to 7-3.

Yale was held to four goals through three quarters, a season-low for an opponent this season.

Freshman Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) tied a career-high with three assists.

News & Notes
Yale leads the all-time series, 4-0. The Bulldogs beat the Seawolves in overtime last season.

Up Next
Stony Brook will play a second straight game in the state of Connecticut, taking on Hartford in a crucial America East contest. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.


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