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SB vs Fairfield 3/15 1pm
« on: March 12, 2014, 09:16:01 am »
I think SB and Fairfield are very similar programs.  In 2012 we went up there and blew a lead and lost 13-10, with a lot of freshmen playing their first ever game in college.  It was so long ago, Andreassi was playing attack.   ;D

Rooney had a big game that day.  But Fairfield had two longtime classes come of age and piled up some talent.  They were legitimately good that year.  They beat Hof, Denver, and OSU that year, but fell in the ECAC finals to the national champs, Loyola.  Last year they had a good season too.  They beat Denver (a F4 team) and lost by one to UNC. 

So who graduated?  Sam Snow, who lit us up in 2012.  A lot of players return, maybe one defenseman graduated.  One question i have is what happened to Greenfield?  Is he hurt?  He was a bigtime player for the Stags and im not sure where he is this year.

This year, nothing fancy until toppling Yale last weekend.  FYI- Yale is the real deal this year.  Sperry on attack is a dual threat and McLinden at mid exploded against Yale.  Sounds like Yale was sliding early to him (didnt see the footage).  Warden on attack was the beneficiary of some of these feeds and had a big game against Yale too.  He is a finisher and no one has contained him yet this year.   

SB had a mixed bag the last two contests; looked pretty good/bad against #1 Maryland; looked pretty good/bad against unranked SHU.  What i can tell you is that its goalie by committee, seeing all three goalies get significant time and starts in only 6 games. 

What i like about the offense is that its not a one trick pony- we have at least 6-7 guys who are a threat to score AND feed.  Our players now are less "role" players than we had in the past and more versatile.  EMO is a strength, and turnovers were down against SHU. 

Clearly we still need to shake things out on defense, changing in 3 goalies and switching Harris and Curry around.  Time will tell and im patient.  Clearing was near perfect against SHU. 

50' and PC with a chance of rain up in CT.  Go Seawolves. 
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Re: SB vs Fairfield 3/15 1pm
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 09:19:51 am »
Big test for the SeaWolves...to me this is a must win game of you want a little national attention love. 

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Re: SB vs Fairfield 3/15 1pm
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 12:00:05 pm »
http://www.goseawolves.org/sports/m-lacros/spec-rel/031414aaa.html

March 14, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
Game #7: Stony Brook (3-3) vs. No. 19 Fairfield (3-2)
Sat, Mar. 15 Alumni Field Fairfield, Conn. 1 p.m.

Stony Brook Seawolves (3-3)
Head Coach: Jim Nagle, third season
Career Record: 168-125
Record at SBU: 17-22
Record vs. FU: 2-3

Fairfield Stags (3-2)
Head Coach: Andy Copelan, first season
Career Record: 64-48
Record at SHU: 46-33
Record vs. SBU: 1-0

Faceoff: The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team will take on its third ranked opponent of the season with a non-conference game against Fairfield Saturday.  The Seawolves and Stags were scheduled to play last year, but a storm that dumped more than 30 inches on Long Island forced the cancellation of the game.

Opponent: The Stags are coming off a 12-11 victory over then-No. 10 Yale.  Senior Eric Warden, who scored the game-winning goal against the Bulldogs, leads Fairfield with 15 goals.  Junior Tristan Sperry has 10 goals and nine assists.  Junior Colin McLinden has recorded a team-best 11 assists.  Senior Jack Murphy has started all five games in goal and has posted a .494 save percentage and a 9.17 goals against average.

Series: Stony Brook leads the all-time series, 5-2, in a matchup that dates back to 1989.  The Stags have won the last two games, including the 2012 season opener, 13-10. 

Up Next: Stony Brook will host Manhattan on Tuesday, March 18 at 6 p.m.  The Seawolves have not faced the Jaspers since the 2002 season.

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