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Stony Brook holds on to beat Hartford in men’s lacrosse

Stony Brook attack Tom Haun (22) works the

Stony Brook attack Tom Haun (22) works the ball around the back of the goal during the second half of the game on March 10, 2018 in LaValle Stadium at Stony Brook University. Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Tom Haun recorded two goals and two assists, Jack Walsh added one goal and three assists and goalkeeper Michael Bollinger made eight saves as the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team moved one step closer in its climb toward the .500 mark with a 10-8 victory over Hartford on Saturday.

After an 0-4 start to the season, the Seawolves have begun to turn the corner with three wins in their last four games. They now sit at 3-5 overall and 2-0 in America East play.

Stony Brook led 6-5 at halftime, and Connor Grippe’s goal with 3:12 remaining gave Stony Brook a 9-7 advantage before a Griffin Feiner tally for Hartford cut the lead to one 61 seconds later. Haun’s final goal with 1:02 to play extended the Seawolves’ advantage to 10-8 to seal the victory.

“This was a great team win for us today, I’m really happy with the way the defense came together,” coach Jim Nagle said. “We competed at the face-off X for the first time and we were able to shut down a really explosive offensive team, holding them to only eight goals, so there were a lot of positives for us. I’m proud of these guys and happy to get another team win.”

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