Stony Brook vs. Vermont
March 27, 2004
The Game Story:
STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Stony Brook scored four unanswered goals in the third period to overcome a two-goal deficit and held on to defeat Vermont, 6-5, in America East men's lacrosse action Saturday.

Vermont, 4-4 overall and 0-1 in conference play, is at Hartford next Saturday at 1:00pm in another critical league match.

The Cats jumped out to a 3-2 lead after one quarter on goals by R.J. Harrison (Columbus, Ohio), Mark Prior (Syracuse, N.Y.) and Sean Layton (Wilmington, Mass.) and then grabbed a 4-2 lead with the lone goal in the second quarter, a man-up goal by Layton that was assisted by Austin Humphries (Salem, Va.), who had three assists on the day.

Stony Brook, 4-3 overall and 1-0 in America East play, started the comeback with a man-up goal by Adam Marksberry with 7:56 remaining in the third quarter, and then tied it on Ryan Maehr's even-strength unassisted tally 56 seconds later. The Seawolves took a 5-4 lead on Larry Cerasi's goal at 4:37, and then got the eventual game-winner from Sean Chamberlain with 40 seconds remaining in the third.

Vermont's Dan Zwirko (Syracuse, N.Y.) scored with 8:24 remaining to bring the Catamounts within one goal, but they could get no closer. Zwirko also had an assist.

In goal, Mike Gabel (Falmouth, Mass.) had nine saves and allowed all six goals in 50:30 of action, while Matt Geary (Marshfield, Mass.) had four saves in 9:30. The Catamounts owned a 32-30 advantage in ground balls and won seven of 15 faceoffs. Vermont was one-for-three in man-up situations and Stony Brook was two for five.