Albany vs. Stony Brook
April 10, 2004
The Game Story:
Albany, N.Y. - Freshman attacker Merrick Thomson scored four times and Luke Daquinio added three goals and two assists in leading Albany to a 16-7 America East Conference victory over Stony Brook on Saturday afternoon at Varsity Field.

Stony Brook (4-5, AE 1-2) took a 4-3 lead in the first quarter, when Matthew O'Connor converted a crossing pass from Jason Cappadoro following a failed clear. Albany (5-3, AE 2-1) responded with four unanswered goals to go ahead for good. Junior midfielder Brendan Russell, who had two goals and one assist, scored on an extra-man opportunity to give his team a 5-4 lead with 32 seconds elapsed in the second period. Frank Resetarits and Matthew Green followed with unassisted goals to complete the run.

The Great Danes, who were coming off a 10-9 conference loss to UMBC on April 3, added to their 8-5 halftime lead with three consecutive goals in the third quarter. Daquino, the reigning America East player of the year, rifled a 10-yard shot past goalkeeper Errol Wilson in a man-advantage situation. Resetarits, a freshman who had three goals and one assist, then found the net by driving through two defenders from the left side. Daquino ended the outburst when he finished off Tim Primrose's crossing pass from just outside the crease.

Thomson added two fourth-quarter goals, including his 25th of the season, as Albany built a 15-6 margin midway through the final stanza. Chris Martocchia added two goals and one assists for the Great Danes, who have won four of their last five outings. Starting goalkeeper Kevin Rae made 15 saves, including eight in the third period when his team's defense took control.

Adam Marksberry led the Seawolves with three goals, including two in the opening period, plus had one assist. Goalkeeper Errol Wilson, who made his first start of the season, turned aside 10 shots in just over three quarters of action.