Albany vs. Stony Brook
April 13, 2002
The Game Story:
Albany, N.Y. - Sophomore Michael Solazzo scored three times, including the go-ahead goal with 11:54 remaining in the fourth quarter, as Albany beat Stony Brook, 11-7, in an America East Conference contest on Saturday afternoon at Varsity Field.

Stony Brook (7-4, AE 3-2) rallied from a 7-4 halftime deficit to tie the contest early in the final period. Freshman Steve Conlon, who totaled a career-high four goals and two assists, drew his team even when he underhanded a low shot into the net after receiving a long crossing pass from George LaFlare.

Solazzo, a left-handed attackman, put Albany (5-6, AE 3-0) back in front for good, as fired a shot into the upper right corner. Sean Donnellan scored on a bounced shot, before Luke Daquino hit a cutting Solazzo in front of the crease for a 10-7 lead with 8:39 remaining.

The Great Danes, who dropped an 18-8 decision to Stony Brook in last year's matchup, trailed 2-0 in the first period, but then reeled off six unanswered goals. Junior midfielder Bobby Gabriel sparked that run with a pair of goals and one assist. Chris Driscoll, who had three goals and one assist, scored twice in that stretch.

Stony Brook's Steve Armsworthy recorded 17 saves, while Denis Scannell added two goals. Daquino finished with one goal and two assists for the Great Danes, who with the victory clinched a spot in the postseason tournament and kept pace with Hartford for first place in the conference standings.