Stony Brook Wins Hard-Fought Battle with Rutgers

STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Sophomore Chris Hughes (Oceanside, N.Y.) scored three of his career-high four goals in the fourth quarter as Stony Brook topped Rutgers, 12-9, Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

Hughes also recorded two assists, setting a new career-high with six points. The Seawolves (2-2) outscored the Scarlet Knights (2-2), 6-3, in the fourth quarter.

Junior Mike Andreassi (Holbrook, N.Y.) tallied two unassisted goals in the fourth quarter. Sophomore Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) added an empty-net goal with 36 second remaining.

Freshman Kyle Rowe (Vienna, Va.) went 16 of 24 at the face-off 'X' and recorded a game-high 10 ground balls. Rich Rambo led Rutgers with three goals and an assist.

Head coach Jim Nagle's Reaction: "This was a good win for our team for a number of reasons. Our guys put forth a great effort against a talented Big East team. We shared the ball today and took a big step forward with today's effort. We still have some things to work on defensively, but I thought George Benitez did a great job on #29 (Scott Klimchak).

Turning Point
Stony Brook led 9-8 after Rutgers' Anthony Terranova scored a goal off the face-off with 7:23 left in the fourth. After Rowe won the ensuing draw, Rogers, from behind the net, found Hughes from 16 yards out for the score.

Nick DePaolera scored two minutes to cut the lead to 11-9, but with Rutgers goalie Kris Alleyne out of the net to double team the ball, Rogers scored his fourth of the season.

By the Numbers
Klimchak, who entered the game with 13 goals in three games, was held to one assist. Similarly, Christian Trasolini, who had seven goals and two assists coming into today's game, had a goal.

Freshman Ryan Bitzer (Riverhead, N.Y.) registered his first career points, scoring a goal and adding an assist.

Sophomore Dan Shaughnessy (Sudbury, Mass.) made three saves in the fourth quarter and finished the game with eight for his first victory of the season

Eight different players scored a goal for Stony Brook

Stony Brook was 1 of 2 today and is 10 of 16 on EMO this season

The Seawolves had 38 ground balls to the Scarlet Knights' 25

Sophomore Dylan Curry (East Meadow, N.Y.) tied a career-high with six ground balls

Sophomore Lucas Rock (Bay Shore, N.Y.) registered a career-high five ground balls

News & Notes
Rogers extended his point streak to 20 straight games

Junior Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) tallied three points for the third time this season

Stony Brook has won two straight over Rutgers after losing five of the first six meetings

The Seawolves allowed their first EMO goal of the season

Up Next
Stony Brook will face No. 3 Maryland, which defeated No. 1 Duke, 10-6, next Saturday, March 8 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium at 1:00 p.m.

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Rutgers dropped a hard-fought 12-9 contest at Stony Brook in Stony Brook, N.Y. on Saturday afternoon. Rutgers was paced by junior Rich Rambo (Abington, Pa.), who tallied three goals and one assist in the contest.

The Scarlet Knights (2-2) matched the Seawolves (2-2) in shots with 35 apiece and sophomore GK Kris Alleyne (New City, N.Y.) made nine saves to Stony Brook's eight.

Rutgers got on the board first just nine seconds into the first quarter. After junior FO Brian Lenskold (Webster, N.Y.) won the opening faceoff, Rambo scooped the ground ball sprinted down field before putting the ball in the back of the cage.

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2014-03-01



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