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Stony Brook's Russ Bonnano (5) with the shot (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook's Russ Bonnano (5) with the shot on goal in the first half. (May 2, 2012)

Stony Brook 9, Hartford 8

Mike Rooney had two goals and three assists as No. 1 Stony Brook beat No. 4 Hartford, 9-8, in the semifinals of the America East men's lacrosse tournament.

Stony Brook defenseman JJ Laforet (27) takes a
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook defenseman JJ Laforet (27) takes a shot on goal in the first half. (May 2, 2012)

Stony Brook's Russ Bonnano (5) passes to Mike
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook's Russ Bonnano (5) passes to Mike Rooney (1), who later scored. (May 2, 2012)

Stony Brook's head coach Jim Nagle during the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook's head coach Jim Nagle during the game. Stony Brook defeated Hartford 9-8. (May 2, 2012)

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Stony Brook's Mike Rooney (1) with the low
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook's Mike Rooney (1) with the low shot on goal in the second half. (May 2, 2012)

Stony Brook's Russ Bonnano (5) with the shot
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook's Russ Bonnano (5) with the shot on goal in the first half. (May 2, 2012)

Stony Brook's Cole Millican (8) has his stick
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Stony Brook's Cole Millican (8) has his stick stripped away by Hartford long pole middie Ben Knapton (23) in the first half. (May 2, 2012)

Stony Brook's Mike Rooney (1) with the behind-the-shoulder
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook's Mike Rooney (1) with the behind-the-shoulder shot on goal in the second half. (May 2, 2012)

Stony Brook head coach Jim Nagle during the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Stony Brook head coach Jim Nagle during the game. (May 2, 2012)

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