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Men’s Lax loses to No. 2 Duke

The Stony Brook Men’s Lacrosse team had the chance to take on the defending national champions on Sunday and saw firsthand why Duke is ranked number two in the country. The Seawolves fell to the Blue Devils  14-6 in their first contest away from LaValle Stadium this year.

Duke was dominant from the start taking a 4-0 lead in the first quarter. Case Matheis, Josh Dionne, Jordan Wolf and Myles Jones all scored in the opening quarter.

In the second quarter, Stony Brook continued to struggle on offense. They went into halftime trailing by the score of 7-0. Wolf had his second goal of the half, and Kyle Keenan and Christian Walsh both added goals in the second.

In the third, the Seawolves finally got on the board. Matt Schultz scored his third goal of the season with 13:57 remaining in the quarter.

After another goal by Wolf made it 8-1 in favor of Duke, sophomore Brody Eastwood would strike for Stony Brook. He found the back of the net off a pass from sophomore attacker Jake Sichenzia. It was his 11th tally of the season.

But SBU was unable to build on Eastwood’s goal, as the Blue Devils would score two more times before the end of the quarter. Duke took a 10-2 advantage into the fourth.

Stony Brook was able to find more offensive production in the final quarter. Junior Mike Rooney, and senior Cole Millican both got on the board for the first time in the fourth. Eastwood also scored two more times in the quarter.

The Seawolves dropped to 1-2 on the season. Sophomore goalkeeper Dan Shaughnessy picked up the loss in his first start of the season. He made 11 saves in a losing effort, and registered his ninth career game with double digits saves.

Sophomore Challen Rogers picked up an assist in the game to extend his point streak to 19 games.

Eastwood now has registered 13 hat tricks in just 19 career games.

Sunday’s game was Stony Brook’s first contest against Duke since 1993. They have now lost all three of their matchups to the Blue Devils.

The Seawolves will return this Saturday to take on Rutgers. The following Saturday Stony Brook will host Maryland.

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