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    SBU Hockey Splits Weekend!

    Two offensive explosions and 2solid goaltending preformances over the weekend for Stony Brook’Adding upto one win. The Stony Brook ice hockey team split their games this pastweekend, losing to

    Marist and defeating NYU.

    On Friday, it just wasn’tmeant to be for the Seawolves when they traveled to Marist to take on the Red Foxes.With a lot going their way including an impressive offense and great goaltending,SBU simply couldn’t put the puck in the net enough. Even after taking 22shots in the first period alone Stony Brook found itself in a scoreless tie. Seawolvesgoalie Mike Gragnano was outstanding, as he made 36 saves many of which werefrom close range.

    The second period proved to beSBU’s downfall. The Wolves allowed two goals midway through and trailed2-0 going into the second intermission.

    The Seawolves took a little bit ofthe momentum back when Mike Keane scored off a wrist shot early in the thirdperiod to cut Marist’s lead in half. With ten minutes remaining in the game,Marist scored on a breakaway to take a 3-1 lead, which is how it ended.

    In their second attempt thisweekend, the same solid effort produced a win. On Saturday night the Seawovlestraveled to NYU in a pivotal game. This time Stony Brook looked like it couldscore at every turn even with a disadvantage on the ice.

    Once again the Seawolves came outof the gates firing, and this time Joe Hirschy opened the scoring for StonyBrook midway through the first period on a shorthanded breakaway.’ Lessthen a minute later the Seawolves struck again when Anthony Fronzoni scored ona backhand shot while Stony Brook was still shorthanded. Nate Hould rounded outthe scoring for the period when he scored on a slap shot to give the Seawolvesa 3-0 lead after one.

    Goalie Brian Andruskiewicz wasstupendous in net, turning aside 30 shots for the victory.

    NYU climbed back into the gameearly in the second, scoring on a power play goal. SBU quickly responded whenMike Keane picked up a loose puck in front of the net and put it by the NYUgoaltender. Jesse Muro added Stony Brook’s third shorthanded goal latein the period to give Stony Brook a 5-1 lead.

    Arty Martrano, who had been movedfrom defense to forward just one night earlier, proved that the coaches hadmade the right decision as he closed out the scoring for the Seawolves when hescored a power play goal late in the third period, pushing the final score to6-1.

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