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    Men’s lacrosse sweeps scrimmages in preliminary action

    Looking to prepare for the upcoming season, Stony Brook hosted a pair of scrimmages Saturday afternoon, beating both Sacred Heart and Lafayette in Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium.
    “It was a good first day,” first-year head coach Jim Nagle said. Nagle’s team opens up the season against Fairfield on Feb. 18. “We saw some good things and bad things today. I thought we played  well defensively.”
    Stony Brook started out strong in the opening game against Sacred Heart, scoring the game’s first five goals. They would go on to win 12-4.
    Sophomore Matt Bellando scored three goals for the Seawolves, with seniors Graham Adams and Kyle Belton netting two goals each.
    After a short break, Stony Brook played Lafayette and kept up their strong play.
    The Seawolves opened the first half of the game with an 8-2 advantage.
    They would hold off Lafayette  to win 12-6.
    Bellando and Adams continued their strong play from the previous game, with each of them netting four goals apiece in the win.
    “They did a good job. They capitalized on their chances,” Nagle said. “I don’t think they turned it over more than twice.”
    Nagle also praised new goalkeeper and Ohio State transfer senior Ryan Keneally for his performance, as well as attack-man and team captain senior Robbie Campbell, who totaled two goals  over the two games.
    “I though Keneally did a nice job, and Robbie played within himself and lead the team,” Nagle said.
    Newcomers juniors Sean Brady and Jeff Tundo did not dress for the games.
    Nagle said that both of them were injured but would not give timetables for their return.
    “We want to be cautious with them,” Nagle said.
    A transfer from Duke, Brady played 45 minutes and made 10 saves in the 2009 season for the Blue Devils.
    He was dismissed from the team during pre-season last year due to an academic violation.
    Tundo, a transfer from Ohio State, started 27 games for the Buckeyes over two seasons, totaling 43 goals and 27 assists.
    The Seawolves look to build upon a heartbreaking season from a year ago, where the team fell to University of Hartford in the America East championship game 11-10.

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