The Seawolves started the America East part of the season with a bang.

Led by freshman attack Brody Eastwood’s five goals and senior midfielder Jeff Tundo’s three goals and three assists, Stony Brook’s offense came alive to defeat Vermont 19-10 on Saturday.

Stony Brook’s Eastwood set the tone early, scoring the game’s first goal 53 seconds into the contest.

After Vermont’s Drew Phillie scored at the 3:58 mark of the first quarter, Stony Brook began to pull away. Freshman midfielder Challen Rogers would answer at the 2:40 mark, and the Seawolves would score six more unanswered goals to take a commanding 11-2 lead late in the second quarter.

Vermont’s Andrew Buckanavage finally ended Stony Brook’s run with 1:14 left in the second quarter.

The Catamounts would cut Stony Brook’s lead to within six early in the fourth quarter, but Stony Brook’s Tundo scored back-to-back unassisted goals to keep the Seawolves in front.

Stony Brook freshman goalkeeper Dan Shaughnessy made 10 saves for the win, getting the start after sitting out the previous two games. Freshman midfielders Dylan Sbarglia and Lucas Rock both scored their first collegiate goals in the game as well.

Vermont was led by Phillie and Graham Horvoth, who both scored three goals each.

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Stony Brook will play its conference home opener on Saturday, taking on Binghamton this upcoming Saturday. The Bearcats are coming off of a 21-8 loss to Albany.

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