The Albany offense displayed midway through the second quarter why it’s among one of the most dangerous lacrosse units in the nation in a matchup against Stony Brook on Saturday night.

After the Seawolves defense opened with a strong first quarter to hold the Great Danes to four goals, No. 8 Albany monopolized the second for eight goals, highlighted by four goals in a span of one minute, 12 seconds, and went on to defeat Stony Brook, 19-11, in an America East men’s lacrosse game at LaValle Stadium.

Albany (8-1, 3-0) entered the game on a seven-game winning streak and leading the nation with 16.8 goals per game. The Great Danes also led the nation in assists (10.75), points (27.63) and scoring margin (7.75) per game.

Connor Fields, entering as the country’s leading scorer with 57 points in eight games, led Albany with four goals and four assists, including two goals and three assists in the first half.

Albany dominated the faceoff battle with TD Ierlan winning 26-of-30 faceoffs, including 14-of-17 in the first half, to get the potent attack started. He entered the game ranked second in the nation in faceoff percentage. Albany outshot the Seawolves, 48-29, including 23-11 in the first half.

The Seawolves (5-4, 1-2) jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals from Chris Pickel and Jeff Reh in the opening six minutes before Albany struck back with three consecutive goals in a span of less than four minutes.

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Stony Brook’s Alex Corpolongo created a nice goal for himself from the top of the attack to tie the score at three with 37.9 seconds left in the first quarter. It was his team-leading 21st goal of the season. But Albany’s Kyle McClancy struck with his second goal of the game 12 seconds later as the Great Danes took a 4-3 lead into the end of the first quarter.

Corpolongo’s goal extended his scoring streak to 27 straight games, the second-best active streak in the nation. But turnovers, faceoffs and a strong Albany defense kept the Seawolves off the scoreboard in the second as Albany’s eight-goal quarter led to an 12-3 advantage.

The Seawolves came out with a strong third quarter, holding a 5-2 advantage in the period cut the score to 14-8. Cory Van Ginhoven led the effort with two goals with Tom Haun, Wayne White and Reh adding a goal.

Michael Hart and Mike Kadnar scored their first goals of the season for Stony Brook in the fourth quarter.

Following their first conference victory of the season and snapping a three-game losing streak March 26 against Hartford, the Seawolves fell to 1-3 on the season against ranked opponents with Saturday’s loss, losing their last three since a 25-17 victory over then No. 10 Brown Feb. 25.

Stony Brook has a week off before a non-conference home matchup with Princeton April 8 at 7 p.m..