Stony Brook vs. Vermont
March 30, 2002
The Game Story:
STONY BROOK, NY - Thomas Hajek (St. Catharines, ONT) scored three goals but the Catamount men's lacrosse team fell, 12-8, to Stony Brook in their America East opener Saturday.

Hajek opened the game with a goal at 12:40 of the first quarter with an assist going to Phil McKnight (Baltimore, MD). But Stony Brook, 5-3 overall and 3-1 and in first place in the conference, ran off five straight before Hajek scored again late in the quarter to make it 5-2 after one. Goals early in the second quarter by Hajek and RJ Harrison (Columbus, OH) got the Catamounts to within one, but the Sea Wolves took a 9-5 lead at the half and hung on for the win.

Harrison finished with two goals and an assist, while McKnight went 1-1-2. Mark Prior (Syracuse, NY/Henninger) also scored for the Cats, 3-5 overall and 0-1 in America East play. Stony Brook's Kevin Pall became the school's all-time leading goal scorer, recording three in the game to give him 29 this season and 113 in his career. Pall leads the nation in goals. In net, Vermont's Mike Gabel (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth) made 19 saves, while Stony Brook's Steve Armsworthy stopped nine. Vermont next plays at Hartford next Saturday at 1:00pm.