Seawolves to Play in NIT. As a No. 7 seed, the Stony Brook men's basketball team will face No. 2 UMass in an NIT game on Wednesday night at 7:15 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the web at ESPN3 and on the radio at WUSB 90.1 FM. It will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams and it is the third time in the last four seasons that SBU will play in the NIT. The team lost its shot at an NCAA playoff berth when it lost to Albany in the semifinals of the America East tournament, despite finishing at the top of the conference during the regular season.
Softball Posts 4-0 Record in Invitational. The Stony Brook softball team swept the competition during the Stony Brook Invitational, posting wins over Yale (4-1) and Providence (3-1) on Sunday and Yale (7-1) and Manhattan (4-2) on Friday. Pitchers Jane Sallen, Christine Lucido, and Allison Cukrov led the way, holding opposing batters to a .125 average in the whole tournament. The team now owns a five-game winning streak. "We hope to get better every week, and what I liked most about this tournament is that we saved our best game for last," head coach Megan Bryant said.
Women's Lacrosse Falls to No. 1 Maryland. The Seawolves' defense held their opponent to a season low in goals scored, but couldn't finish as strong on offense as No. 1 Maryland won 9-3 on Sunday at LaValle Stadium. Claire Peterson, Janine Hillier, and Michelle Rubino each scored for the Seawolves, who are ranked the No. 18/19 team in the nation according to college polls. "We do not just want to compete closely with a top team. We want to win. This one will sting for a long time but will also provide a building block that we can use to build off of starting tomorrow," head coach Joe Spallina said.
Baseball Splits Doubleheader. Stony Brook topped Maine 7-1 in the first half of a doubleheader against Maine on Sunday, but fell 8-3 in the second game.
Men's Lacrosse Tops Sacred Heart. Challen Rogers scored three times for Stony Brook in a 12-10 win, in which they came back from a five-goal deficit in the first quarter. Jeff Tundo and Mike Rooney each posted two goals and two assists for the Seawolves.