Vermont vs. Stony Brook
March 30, 2013
The Game Story:
FINAL SCORE: Stony Brook 19, Vermont 10 | CatamounTV Highlights
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Brody Eastwood and Jeff Tundo combined for 11 points to lead Stony Brook past Vermont, 19-10, in the America East men's lacrosse opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Virtue Field. Stony Brook moves to 6-4 (1-0 AE) on the season, while Vermont drops to 3-7 (0-1 AE).

Stony Brook collected four of the game's first five goals to jump out to a 4-1 lead at the 5:32 mark of the first frame.

Drew Philie tallied a score off a feed from Blake Pendleton at the 3:58 mark to cut Vermont's deficit to 4-2. Stony Brook responded with three consecutive goals to close out the period and head into the second frame with a 7-2 advantage.

The Seawolves netted the first four goals of the second frame, including two from Eastwood, to open their lead up to 11-2 with just over three minutes remaining in the second period.

Andrew Buckanavage and Eastwood traded goals in the final 1:15, and the Seawolves took a 12-3 lead into the half.

Midway through the third period, Tim Yager found the back of the net off a pass from A.J. Masson for the Catamounts first score of the frame. After a goal from Stony Brook's Tundo, Philie and Graham Horvath netted goals for Vermont to cut its deficit to 13-6.

Vermont received goals from Horvath, A.J. Leary and Buckanavage in the first eight minutes of the final period to cut Stony Brook's lead to 15-9 with 7:10 remaining.

That was as close as the Catamounts would get, as the Seawolves scored four of the last five goals in the contest to earn their sixth win of the season.

Vermont outshot Stony Brook 49-41 in the contest and also held advantages on face-offs (19-12) and ground balls (44-33).

The Catamounts were led by Philie and Horvath, who collected two goals apiece, while Buckanavage chipped in with two scores.

Eastwood led all scorers with five goals, and Tundo chipped in six points on three goals and three assists.

Dan Shaughnessy made 14 saves to earn the win between the pipes for Stony Brook and Justin Rosenberg took the loss for Vermont despite making 12 saves on the day,

The Catamounts return to action on Saturday (Apr. 6) when they travel to UMBC for an America East matchup with the Retrievers at 1 p.m. Live video of the game can be seen on a pay-per-view basis via UMBCretrievers.tv by clicking here.