Freshman Matt Robison's goal with 1:10 left in overtime gave No. 19 Stony Brook a 9-8 men's lacrosse victory over Hartford Friday night in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Robison, a defensive midfielder, scored his second goal of the season off a feed from Dylan Curry in transition to give the Seawolves their second straight overtime victory -- and second straight comeback from an 8-4 halftime deficit.

"We've continued to work on getting upfield and pushing transition without the ball,'' coach Jim Nagle said. "After the ball approached the mid-line, the guys did such a good job of not panicking. Matt controlled the goalie and got off a great shot.''

Said Robison, "I'm following the ball from behind as it gets to the mid-line. I saw there was a big scrum so I work my way to the outside. Rooney gets the ball to Curry and I crash the back-side pipe. Curry finds me and one fake later, it goes in.''

Said Curry, "I saw the ball make its way to the mid-line. I was trailing the play and Rooney got a great ground ball and passed it to me. I tried to draw a man and get the ball to Brody [Eastwood] on the pipe, but I heard Matt calling for the ball and I found him and he scored.''

A goal by Challen Rogers (two goals, one assist) and two goals by Mike Rooney (four goals, three assists) made it an 8-7 game before Ryan Bitzer scored with 1:07 remaining in the fourth quarter to tie it at 8-8.

Said Curry, "I told Challen at halftime that we're gonna get our defense in line and to keep scoring goals.''

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Rooney, who has 42 goals and 56 assists this season for the Seawolves (12-4, 5-1 America East), scored or assisted on the Seawolves' first seven goals.

SBU goalie Hayden Johnstone did not allow a goal in the final 39:04 as Stony Brook outscored the Hawks 5-0 in that span. Hartford scored one goal in the final 44:56.

Said Nagle, "We've dealt with injuries lately, and it seems like every time a guy goes down, another steps up. Really proud of the poise we showed.''

Kevin O'Shea had four goals for Hartford (7-7, 3-3). Ryan Vanderford finished with 15 saves.

Stony Brook, which clinched the second seed in next week's conference tournament, will learn Thursday's opponent after the result of Saturday's Vermont-Binghamton game.