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    Men’s Lacrosse Wins Overtime Thriller

    Owen Adams netted the game winning goal with 1:49 remaining in overtime to give the Stony Brook Men’s Lacrosse team a come from behind victory, 13-12, against No. 20, Hofstra.On two separate occasions, the Seawolves were able to rally from a three goal deficit to earn the win and improve the team’s overall record on the season to 8-3.The loss dropped the Pride’s record to 6-6.

    ‘We knew that it was going to be a battle going into the game,’ said head coach Rick Sowell. ‘I am so proud of my guys for never giving up and getting this win.’Adams ripped a shot from 12 yards out past the Hofstra goalie with 1:49 left in the ovetime period to complete the Seawolves’ comeback.The junior midfielder was a hero twice in this game as he was responsible for the goal that sent the game into overtime as well as the game winner.With just ten seconds remaining in regulation, Adams broke free from his defender and fired a shot from seven yards out into the back of the opposition’s net.

    The Seawolves were trailing the Pride by a score of 12-9 with 8:38 remaining in the game.From that point on, the Seawolves’ players on both ends of the ball stepped up and went on a 4-0 run to close the game.

    Mike Palmer initiated the offensive explosion when he wrapped around the cage and found the goal with 5:10 left in the contest.Less than a minute later, Rhys Duch cut the lead to one as he retrieved a bouncing ground ball in front of the Hofstra net, leapt and buried a shot from 12 yards out with 4:26 on the clock. With 29 seconds showing on the clock, it appeared as though the Seawolves had tied the game, but Larry Cerasi’s shot made contact with the post and bounced off the crossbar.After the Pride turned the ball over on the clear, Adams solidified the comeback with the first of his two heroic goals.

    ‘We knew we were never out of the game,’ said Adams. ‘We have been underestimated all year but we came out and played and I am so proud of my teammates. We never stopped believing.’

    The Pride got off to a fast start as they took a 3-1 lead with 5:04 remaining in the first period.However, Sean Chamberlain’s transition goal cut the pride lead to one at the end of the period.After the Pride’s Tom Dooley netted the first of his five goals of the day, the Seawolves went on a 3-0 run to knot the game at four.During this run, a man-up tally from Ryan Hughes and Palmer’s first tally of his career got SB back into the game.

    Momentum shifts characterized the remainder of the game.The Pride took the lead 7-4 with 4:57 left in the second stanza, but SB rallied to tie the game at seven going into the half.After the teams swapped scores coming out of the locker rooms, Tripodi gave the Seawolves their first lead since 10:52 of the first quarter, as he finished a Bobby Trenkle feed in front of the cage giving the visitors a 9-8 lead.This score was answered by a 4-0 Hofstra run, which was then answered by SB 4-0 to close the game.

    Adams finished the game with four goals while Hughes added a hat trick. Duch and Palmer each added a pair of goals while Trenkle ended with three assists. Brendan Callahan was the defensive force in the cage as he made a plethora of saves and finished the contest with 17 stops.

    The Seawolves wrap up their regular season at home on Saturday evening when they face off UMBC in an America East showdown. The game is scheduled for 7:00 PM.

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