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    Men’s Lacrosse Falls To Harvard

    After losing 12-4 to nationally ranked #14 Harvard on Saturday afternoon at LaValle Stadium, the Seawolves are less concerned about being 0-2 and more concerned about other things, such as their overall play. “We’re an inexperienced team still trying to find our way,” said Head Coach Rick Sowell.

    Harvard jumped out to a 2-0 lead when they were given their first man advantage of the day. They were able to capitalize and would finish the game 3 for 3 on man-up opportunities.

    Junior Chris Scott got the Seawolves on the board off of a face off win by Sophomore Adam Rand. Sophomore Kevin Crowley was able to get to the ground ball, and get a pass off to Scott, who found the back of the cage.

    The second quarter was quiet except for two Harvard goals. Harvard recorded 10 shots in the quarter, and Seawolves goaltender Charlie Paar made 3 saves. He finished the game with 5.

    The Seawolves, on the other hand, only recorded 6 shots in the first half. “We couldn’t get anything going offensively, and you have to give them (Harvard) credit,” said Sowell.

    The third didn’t see much change offensively for Stony Brook. Harvard was able to capitalize on back-to-back man advantages, and scored three more times to give themselves a comfortable lead at 10-1.

    The Seawolves came alive a bit in the fourth quarter. Sophomore Jordan McBride scored on a man up opportunity off a feed from Junior Tom Compitello. McBride nearly scored again soon after his goal, but was denied by the cross bar. The two teams exchanged goals late in the fourth quarter, which capped off the 12-4 final. Mike Palmer and McBride scored the goals.

    Stony Brook only totaled 18 shots on goals for the game, with nine coming in the fourth quarter.

    “We just didn’t have an answer for them,” Sowell said. “We’re a team that scores goals. I think we just ran into a team that matches up well against us. Harvard’s got a pretty good defense, and our attack is inexperienced.”

    Although the Seawolves lack of scoring was a combination of things, they will attempt to get the offense going Tuesday against Lehigh. Lehigh is 0-3 on the year with losses to ranked teams #14 Brown and #3 North Carolina. The game starts at 4:00 PM at LaValle stadium.

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