Stony Brook Men’s Lacrosse beat No. 19 Albany 16-10 in a home game at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Saturday, March 27. A statement win for a team looking to make a big one, the moment could not have been timed better amid the run up to the conference playoffs.
The Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team fought valiantly in their first-ever matchup with the Syracuse Orange. Such efforts couldn’t beat the No. 7 ranked team in the nation, as the Seawolves lost 17-9 at the Carrier Dome amid a worrisome skid of losses.
On the heels of a confidence-inspiring win over No. 15 USC, the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team took to the Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, Feb. 27, and lost by a final score of 16-6.
Coming into Saturday’s matchup off a hot start to the season, the No. 17-ranked Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team was doused with water in a rainy matchup with the Hofstra Pride as the team lost 20-17 for its defeat loss of the season.
“We were having a great year,” head coach Joe Spallina said in an interview with The Statesman. “We were ranked really high. We had beaten a top five team on the road and we had the carpet pulled out from under us, just like everybody else,”
After a four-point deficit in the first quarter, the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team rallied behind graduate attacker Cory VanGinhoven and senior midfielder Mike McCannell in the second half to defeat the Bryant Bulldogs by a final score of 14-8.
In their first game since last year’s cancelation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team looked as good as ever as they beat the Sacred Heart Pioneers by a final score of 20-8 on Saturday.