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    Men’s Lacrosse Outlasts Lehigh for 4th Straight Win

    This Saturday, the nationally ranked Seawolves narrowly escaped Lehigh 10-9. If not for the last-second heroics of goalie Brendan Callahan blanking Lehigh’s final shot with 5 seconds to go, the Seawolves would have conceded three straight goals in just over a minute and allowed a resilient Lehigh team to tie the game. The stop ensure the Seawolves’ fourth win in a row, as they streak into conference play behind only undefeated Albany for first place in the America East conference.

    ‘Every game has been up and down, where we’ve kind of let teams back in and given them life,’ said Seawolves coach Rick Sowell. ‘At the end of the day, Stony Brook beat Lehigh.’

    After Larry Cerasi’s wide-open rip put the Seawolves up by three goals with only 3:38 remaining, Stony Brook (SB) seemed to have the game in hand. But after a furious rally in the final minute, Lehigh trailed by only one off goals by Alec Hooff and Stephen Marino. A last ditch effort came up short when Callahan made the most important save of the day.

    SB’s win was led by Ryan Hughes’ 3 goals, 2 assists and Larry Cerasi’s 3 goals and assists. Attacker Bo Tripodi found the back of the cage twice and added an assist. Lehigh’s combo of Stephen Marino and Jeff Wiener kept the Mountain Hawks close, combining for 7 points.

    The Seawolves’ win brings their record to 4-1, and helps to raise their national ranking to 19th overall. The Mountain Hawks fall to 2-5, and are 1-4 in games decided by a goal. Overall, SB leads 6-5 when the two teams meet, and haven’t lost to Lehigh in 10 years.

    The Seawolves face off against Vermont on March 31st for a chance to extend their streak to 5 games. Game time is at 1:00 PM.

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