|Stony Brook, N.Y. - Kevin Pall's fourth goal of the game with 1:01
remaining gave Stony Brook a thrilling 10-9 comeback win over Quinnipiac
in an America East matchup Saturday afternoon at Seawolves Field. The win
improved the Seawolves record to 2-2, 1-1 in conference play while
Quinnipiac fell to 1-3, 0-1 in America East action.
Quinnipiac jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter on goals by John
Giordano, Andy Pelletier and Mike Baglio. Pall trimmed the lead to 3-1 off a
feed from Tris Gillen at the 3:00 mark, but Baglio got his second of the
game with two seconds remaining in the quarter to extend the Braves lead
to 4-1. SB rallied to tie the game at four at the break with three
unanswered goals in the second quarter from Eric Hatkewitz, Jon Tompkins
With the score tied at five in the third quarter, Baglio scored twice in a span
of 2:18 to put the Braves up 7-5. Matt Campolettano answered eight
seconds later for the Brook to cut the lead to 7-6 but an unassisted tally by
Giordano put Quinnipiac up 8-6 heading into the final quarter.
Pall ignited the Seawolves' rally with his third goal of the game at the 10:22
mark of the final quarter. Freshman defenseman Kyle Pearl evened the score
at eight 1:04 later when he raced the length of the field and fired at shot
past T.J. Barnett. Quinnipiac would not go away and Joe Baglio's unassisted
tally with 4:21 to go again gave the Braves the lead at 9-8. The lead lasted
only 59 seconds as George LaFlare found a cutting Steve Conlon in front
of the Quinnipac goal and Conlon made no mistake to knot the game at
nine. Quinnipiac gained control of the next possession and set up for the
game-winning shot. Jeff Speed fired a low-bouncing shot that
Seawolves's goalie Steve Armsworthy turned aside with 1:10 to go and
Aaron Weiss scooped up the loose ball in front of the Seawolves goal and
carried in downfield before finding Pall to the right side of Barnett. Pall
ticketed the upper right hand corner of the net for the game-winning goal.
It was the first time that Stony Brook held a lead for the entire day.
Mike Baglio led the way for the Braves with four goals and an assist while
Barnett made 11 saves. Armworthy returned to the lineup for SB after
missing the last two games with a knee injury to record 11 saves and earn his first win of the year.