No one circles the wagon like the Seawolves. After falling behind 3-1 to start the game, the Seawolves came back to beat the Vermont Catamounts in Burlington, Vermont 21-12.
The Seawolves have shown an ability to go on runs just at the right time. Their ten-goal game changer in this contest was jump started at the end of the first quarter by freshman midfielder McLean Chicquen, igniting a strong performance by the Seawolves.
The second quarter was dominated by Stony Brook.
Brody Eastwood continued the run started by Chicquen, scoring a goal off an assist by senior midfielder Mike Rooney.
Rooney got his second assist of the quarter three minutes later, passing it to sophomore midfielder Ryan Bitzer, who scored his fifth goal of the year.
The Catamounts finally got on the board with a goal by senior attackman Dyson White to end the half 13-4 in favor of Stony Brook.
The second half was much more closely contested, as Vermont looked to make a comeback.
However, the Seawolves started off on another scoring run.
This time it was sparked by Rogers’ fourth goal of the game. Bitzer scored his second goal and just seconds after was followed by Rooney’s second.
The third quarter ended on a high note for Vermont. Michael Clarke scored his first goal of the game and Ian MacKay his second.
Eastwood’s fourth goal gave Stony Brook a ten-goal lead that the Catamounts would never come close to challenging.
The Catamounts managed to outscore the Seawolves 3-2 in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to mount a comeback.
Rooney’s 11 points on the day, three goals and eight assists, paced the Seawolves in the victory.
He continues his tremendous season, as Rooney now has 67 points to lead the Seawolves on their America East run.
The Seawolves improve to 7-2 overall and 2-1 in America East play. They also continue their undefeated streak against the Catamounts, improving to 15-0 all time. Next on the Seawolves’ plate is a home matchup against Quinnipiac tomorrow at 7 p.m..