Posted Monday, April 09, 2007 by .
No. 2 Albany Defeats No. 18 Stony Brook, 14-5
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The No. 2 Albany Great Danes jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back as they topped the No. 18 Stony Brook University men's lacrosse team, 14-5, in front of 2,609 at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Saturday. With the loss, the Seawolves fall to 5-2, 1-1 in America East play with the Great Danes improve to 9-0, 2-0.
"I give Albany a great deal of credit," said head coach Rick Sowell. "They made the plays they needed to to win the game this afternoon."
Steve Ammann wasted no time putting the visitors up 1-0 as he tallied a goal 35 seconds into the game to give UA a one goal advantage. Frank Resetarits netted the first of his game-high five goals at the 5:35 mark to extend the lead to two before Jordan Levine's unassisted tally with 2:02 left in the first quarter gave the Great Danes a 3-0 lead.
Bo Tripodi broke the Seawolves scoring drought as Steve Waldeck found the junior attackman in front of the cage in trasistion to cut the Albany lead to 3-1 with 12:43 left in the first half. The Great Danes responded by rattling off five unanswered goals to grab a 8-1. Senior Larry Cerasi converted a Bobby Trenkle feed with 16 seconds remaining in the first half as the Seawolves went into the locker room trailing 8-2.
Trenkle would go on to net the first goal of the second half as he wrapped around the cage at the 11:02 mark. Paced by a pair of goals by Merrick Thompson, the Great Danes netted three goals in a 2:35 span to put the game out of reach at 11-3. Fil Cavallo and Michal Trojanowski both tallied man-up goals for SB down the stretch but UA closed out the game with the final three goals to grab the 14-5 victory.
Brendan Callahan made 10 saves in goal while Trenkle was the lone Seawolf with multiple points as he had a goal and an assist.
Resetarits finished with seven points while Thomson added five. Brett Queener was the difference in the game as he allowed just two goals and made eight saves while adding an assist in the win.
Stony Brook hits the road on Tuesday to take on Siena. Face-off is slated for 3:00 p.m.