Stony Brook vs. Air Force
March 27, 2003
The Game Story:
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook scored three goals in a span of 3:10 in the first quarter and the Stony Brook defense limited Air Force to 18 shots in a 5-2 victory Thursday night at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Rookie Adam Marksberry scored twice and Jason Cappadoro added a goal and and two assists as the Seawolves improved to 3-4 on the season. Air Force slipped to 2-5.

Marksberry scored the first goal of the game at 9:15 off a feed from Cappadoro to give SBU a 1-0 lead. Only 2:07 later, The duo hooked up again and the Seawolves held a 2-0 advantage. Stony Brook continued its surge and just over a minute after Marksberry's second goal, close defensemen Greg Karanzalis raced the length of the field and fired a shot past Air Force goalie William Arnold for his first collegiate goal and a 3-0 lead for the host Seawolves.

Air Force's William Keleher scored a man-up goal at 2:45 of the second quarter to trim Stony Brook's lead to 3-1 at the break. Following a scoreless third quarter, Eric Lederer scored 24 seconds into the fourth quarter and the visitors trailed 3-2. Cappadoro answered for the Seawolves at the 10:35 mark, scoring his team-leading 13th goal of the season. George LaFlare added an insurance goal midway through the fourth quarter.

Kyle Pearl (10 ground balls) and the Stony Brook defense was outstanding all night long, forcing Air Force to convert only 17-of-28 clear attempts. Jeff Slater made nine saves in an impressive performance between the pipes to earn his third win of the season. Arnold made 18 stops for Air Force in the loss.

The game marked the first-ever night game in Stony Brook lacrosse history. The Seawolves are back in action on Saturday when they travel to face America East foe Quinnipiac. Face-off is 1 p.m.