|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
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
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
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.