Stony Brook vs. Manhattan
March 6, 2002
The Game Story:
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 goals.

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.