Stony Brook vs. Hofstra
April 27, 2004
The Game Story:
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Brendan Callahan made 18 saves and Jason Cappadoro scored three goals to lead Stony Brook to a 9-6 win over Hofstra in front of 3,750 fans, the largest crowd in Stony Brook lacrosse history, on Tuesday evening at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

The Seawolves (8-5) opened up a 2-0 lead 6:37 into the game on goals Mike Kirschner and George LaFlare. Hofstra (4-9) cut the lead in half with 6:12 left in the first quarter when Keith Mekeel took a pass from Ryan Lucas and put a shot past Callahan. Larry Cerasi pushed the lead back to two goals just 28 seconds later to give Stony Brook a 3-1 lead after one quarter.

Stony Brook struck first in the second quarter as Cappadoro scored his first goal of the game, taking advantage of a giveaway by Hofstra goalie Matthew Southard, off a feed from Jamey Lacey at the 6:04 mark of the period. Hofstra cut the lead to 4-2 in the last minute of the half on an unassisted goal by John Keysor.

The Seawolves took control of the game in the third quarter, scoring the first three goals of the second half on markers by Cappadoro, Adam Marksberry and LaFlare to give SB a commanding 7-2 lead after three.

Ryan Vilar scored a pair of goals, sandwiched between a tally by Matthew Donovan, to cut the lead to 8-4 with 5:55 to play. Cappadoro sealed the win with his third goal of the game with 3:40 left in the game. Chris Unterstein scored a pair of goals for Hofstra in the final minute, but it was too little, too late, as the Seawolves were too much for the Pride in the inaugural meeting between the two teams.

SB's Michael Poch dominated the face-off circle, winning 13-of-19 draws for the Seawolves. LaFlare had two goals while Lacey added two assists. Callahan, the nation's leader in save percentage and goals against average, has made 39 saves in his last two games.

Unterstein and Vilar each scored a pair of goals while Unterstein added an assist for the Pride. Southard turned away six shots in the loss.

The Seawolves wrap up the regular season when they take on Quinnipiac at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.