Lafayette vs. Stony Brook
March 17, 2009
|Tom Perini||(4, 0)|
|Matt Mersky||(1, 3)|
|Stefan Bauer||(1, 1)|
|Brett Djaha||(1, 0)|
|John Galassi||(1, 0)|
|Colin Serling||(1, 0)|
|Matt Beck||(0, 1)|
|Jeff Canfield||9 (0.429)|
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|Jordan Mcbride||(5, 1)|
|Tom Compitello||(2, 3)|
|Kevin Crowley||(2, 3)|
|Robbie Campbell||(1, 1)|
|Timmy Trenkle||(1, 1)|
|Steven Waldeck||(1, 0)|
|Charlie Paar||13 (0.591)|
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|The Game Story:|
|EASTON, Pa. - Trailing 6-0 after the first five minutes of Tuesday afternoon's game, the Lafayette men's lacrosse saw its valiant comeback effort fall just short, as the Leopards fell 12-9 to Stony Brook at Rappolt Field. Sophomore Tom Perini and junior Matt Mersky notched four points apiece on the afternoon.|
The first quarter was 15 minutes of back and forth action. After the Seawolves opened scored the game's first six goals between the 14:44 and 10:47 marks of the opening quarter, Lafayette responded with three of its own.
An unassisted goal from freshman Colin Serling got the Leopards started at the 6:51 mark. Nearly a minute later, Perini found the back of the net two times in the next 23 seconds. Perini used a Matt Mersky assist from behind the net on his first goal before tallying an unassisted goal with 5:07 remaining in the opening quarter to cut the Stony Brook lead to 6-3.
After the Seawolves stretched the lead back to four (7-3), Lafayette scored off the second quarter with Perini's third goal of the afternoon off a Matt Beck assist. Mersky got the Leopards back to within two (7-5) when he beat Stony Brook goalkeeper Charlie Paar at the 10:04 mark.
Stony Brook answered with two more goals, including one from Jordan McBride, who totaled five goals on the afternoon. Perini ended the first half scoring with 4:28 remaining off another Mersky assist to keep the Lafayette deficit at three (9-6) at halftime.
Senior John Galassi opened the second half scoring to make the score 9-7 with 12:49 remaining in the third quarter. However, the Seawolves again pulled away, scoring three goals between the 9:05 mark of the third quarter and 10:53 left in the final frame.
The Leopards didn't go quietly, creating multiple chances in the final 10 minutes. Following a Lafayette timeout, Brett Djaha baited his defender into a screen before going the opposite way and notching an unassisted goal with 8:02 left.
Sophomore Stefan Bauer finished off the scoring with 1:03 remaining in the contest off Mersky's third assist of the afternoon to cap off a 12-9 Stony Brook victory.
Senior goalkeeper Jeff Canfield tallied nine saves on the afternoon for the Leopards. Lafayette outshot the Seawolves 40-31 in the game, including 12-3 in the final frame, forcing Paar to make 13 saves for Stony Brook.
Stony Brook held a steady advantage in face-offs, winning 16-of-25 inside the circle.
Lafayette will take the rest of the week to prepare for Drexel on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, Pa. Face-off is set for noon.