Stony Brook Suffers One-Goal Loss to Quinnipiac

Stony Brook wrapped up non-conference play with a 12-11 loss to Quinnipiac Tuesday night at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

Sophomore Matt Schultz (Smithtown, N.Y.) led the Seawolves offense with three goals. Sophomores Chris Hughes (Oceanside, N.Y.) and Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) each had two goals. Junior Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) added a goal and four assists.

Freshman Kyle Rowe (Vienna, Va.) had a dominating performance, winning 20 of 26 face-offs and recording a career-best 14 ground balls for Stony Brook (4-7), which is 1-3 in one-goal games.

Quinnipiac (4-4) was led by Michael Sagl's three goals and two assists.

Head coach Jim Nagle's said, "This was a very disappointing loss for us. When you win that many face-offs, it's disappointing to give up that many goals. Right now, we're not believing in what we're doing. Quinnipiac did a good job possessing the ball and wearing us down defensively. We've got a much-improved opponent in Vermont coming here Saturday. We've got to get better as the conference season gets going."

Turning Point
Schultz's EMO goal with 11:13 left in the fourth quarter was Stony Brook's final lead of the game. Tom McNaney added his second goal of the night a minute later to tie the score. A failed clear with just under seven minutes to go gave the ball back to Quinnipiac, and Matt Kycia's goal off an assist from Sagl made it 12-11.

By the Numbers
Stony Brook recorded only six shots in the second half

The game featured 11 ties and 10 lead changes

Quinnipiac committed one turnover in the first half

Stony Brook won 21 of the 27 face-offs

Schultz's EMO goal in the fourth quarter was the team's 21st this season

News & Notes
Rogers and Eastwood each extended their respective point/goal streaks. Rogers has tallied a point in 27 straight games and Eastwood has scored a goal in 23.

Schultz has tallied at least three points in 10 of 11 games

Stony Brook leads the all-time series over Quinnipiac, 5-2

Quinnipiac was 0 of 4 on man-up situations

Up Next
Stony Brook will end the season with four straight conference games beginning at home vs. Vermont on Saturday, April 5 at 1:00 p.m.

2014-04-02



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