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Stony Brook plays well in second half of loss to No. 2 Duke

Stony Brook attacker Brody Eastwood looks to pass

Stony Brook attacker Brody Eastwood looks to pass against Lafayette in the first half of a lacrosse game at LaValle Stadium on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team lost to defending national champion Duke, 14-6, Sunday at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C.

The Seawolves (1-2), playing their first road game of the season, were led by sophomore Brody Eastwood's three goals. Eastwood has 13 hat tricks in 19 career games. Matt Schultz added a goal and two assists.

Jordan Wolf had four goals and three assists for second-ranked Duke (4-0).

Sophomore Dan Shaughnessy finished with 11 saves for Stony Brook. It was his ninth career game with double-digit saves.

"Duke's a very good offensive team, especially in the half field, and we weren't able to match their intensity," SBU coach Jim Nagle said. "We struggled with Duke's range on defense. Our second half was better. We shared the ball better and capitalized on opportunities."

Duke led 7-0 at halftime. Schultz scored an unassisted goal 63 seconds into the third quarter and Eastwood made it 8-2 with 6:12 left in the third.

Mike Rooney scored eight seconds into the fourth quarter to make it 10-3 and Cole Millican added the final SBU goal.

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