|Pall reaches 100-point plateau; Reed gets first win|
Fairfield, Conn. - Kevin Pall scored five goals and Tris Gillen added a hat
trick as Stony Brook posted a convincing 15-8 win over Manhattan on the
campus of Sacred Heart University Wednesday afternoon. The win upped Stony
Brook's record to 1-1 while Manhattan fell to 0-3.
Gillen opened the scoring with his first of the season 1:18 into the game.
He added another tally 1:21 later that was followed by a man-up goal by
Pall at the 11:57 mark to give SB a 3-0 lead. Manhattan then sliced the
lead to 3-2 but the Seawolves responded by scoring five of the next six
goals to take an 8-3 lead at the half.
Sean Farrell kept the roll going early in the second half, scoring the
first of the Brook's five third quarter tallies that stretched the lead to
13-5 after three periods. Freshman Mike Kirschner scored two goals in the
third, his first two tallies as a collegian.
In the fourth quarter, Manhattan scored twice to cut the lead to 13-7 but
Pall stopped the run with a beautiful goal, his fifth of the day. He took a
pass from Farrell and whistled a shot behind his head that found the net.
The goal gave him 100 career points as he became the 13th player in school
history, the fifth since the move to Division I, to record 100 or more
points in a career. He now has 91 career goals and stands nine goals away
from becoming only the second player in school history to score 100 career
Farrell turned in a fine effort with two goals and three assists - his
first points in a Seawolf uniform. Co-captain Denis Scannell was also
oustanding, recording a goal and an assist to go along with a team-high 10
groundballs. Freshman netminder Phil Reed turned away eight shots to record
his first win.
Stony Brook is back in action on Tuesday when it hosts America East foe
Hartford. Face-off is 2:00 p.m.