The Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team watched the UMBC Retrievers build up a five-goal lead by the middle of the second quarter, but an elite performance at the faceoff X and the X position secured the 13-11 road win on Saturday, April 23.
He had yet to start a collegiate game in his short career. Nevertheless, when tasked with the unexpected duty in a clash an hour south of his hometown, freshman goalkeeper Jamison MacLachlan stepped up when his team needed him the most.
“We were unselfish today,” head coach Anthony Gilardi said. “If you look at the box score a lot of guys got involved. Just like our last game against Dartmouth, the more guys we have on the scoresheet the better offense we are playing.”
Devon McLane minimized the Bears’ first half struggles with three goals in just three minutes of play. He secured a hat trick in the third quarter alone, giving Brown a comfortable three-point lead to topple the Seawolves by a final score of 10-7.
With 12 seconds left, attackman Kevin Mack’s behind-the-back shot was saved by Scarlet Knights goalkeeper Colin Kirst, his ninth of the second half, and Rutgers hung on to survive 17-16 against an upset-hungry Seawolves team on Saturday, March 5.
Kicking off a new tradition in winning fashion, the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team earned a 17-10 victory in the semifinals of the inaugural Long Island Cup over the St. John’s Red Storm on Friday, Feb. 25.