Miles' Monster Performance Carries #10 Albany by Stony Brook

Stony Brook lost to No. 10 Albany, 21-12, in the regular season finale for both teams. Despite the loss, the Seawolves will face the Great Danes in one America East Championship semifinal on Thursday night.

Freshman Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) tallied his ninth career hat trick for Stony Brook (7-8, 2-3). Freshman Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) set a career-high with four assists and tied a career-high with six points.

Junior Miles Thompson led Albany (11-4, 5-0) with five goals and nine assists.

Stony Brook clinched a berth in the America East Championship by virtue of UMBC's win over Binghamton earlier in the day.

"Tonight our youth showed. All in all, I'm pleased to be in the conference tournament. Albany is a good team, and we'll go back and look at ways of getting better. We have a tendency to play tight, but at the end of the day, we're going to the conference tournament and that's what matters most." - Coach Jim Nagle.

Turning Point: Goals from Eastwood and sophomore Alex Harris (Centereach, N.Y.) cut the Albany lead to 8-4 with 3:50 left in the second quarter. The Great Danes outscored the Seawolves, 8-2, over the next 15 minutes of game action to lead 16-6. John Maloney's goal gave Albany its biggest lead, 21-10, with 9:07 left in the fourth quarter.

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STONY BROOK, N.Y. A masterful offensive 14-point performance by junior attackman Miles Thompson upended Stony Brook, 21-12, on Saturday, April 27 at LaValle Stadium. Miles' 14 points shatters his brother Lyle's 11-point game previously set against UMBC earlier this season and ties for the third highest point total in NCAA history (Air Force's Bill Woolford 16, John DiMento 15).

Along with Miles' career day, Lyle Thompson, with four assists, broke the America East Conference single assists in season record with 55, which was previously held by Delaware's John Grant of 54 in 1999.

Following a three-game absence, Miles picked up where he left off scoring the first two goals of the game in the first two minutes to give UAlbany (11-4, 5-0 America East) an early 2-0 lead. Tim Cox added two more and Dwayne Stewart tallied one to extend the lead to four, 5-1, to end the first stanza.

Stony Brook's (7-8, 2-3 America East) Jeff Tundo began the second quarter with a goal to cut the deficit to three, 5-2, with 12 minutes remaining.

The Great Danes struck back with three straight goals to expand their lead to six, 8-2. Matthew Bertrams tallied his first goal of the season to begin the run and Miles topped it off with game's first hat trick. Then with two more goals from the stick of Miles, UAlbany led 11-4 at the end of the half.

Both teams traded goals to begin the third quarter until the Great Danes ran off four more goals to extend their lead to 10, 16-6, with 6:31 left in the quarter. Ty Thompson scored his team-leading 43rd and 44th goals of the season to spark the run. After Derrick Eccles found the back of the net, Kevin Glueckert won the next face-off and took it the length of the field 14 seconds later for his first of the season.

The Seawolves responded with three goals to end the quarter to bring them within seven, 16-9. Brody Eastwood, Challen Rogers and Mike Rooney all joined into the scoring run to keep Stony Brook in the contest.

UAlbany rattled off five of the next six goals for the game's largest lead, 21-9, with 9:07 left. Ryan Feuerstein and Lyle Thompson each chipped in with two goals to grab the largest lead of the game.

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