Max Tuttle Scores Five, Nets Overtime Winner for Men’s Lacrosse over Stony Brook

Max Tuttle Scores Five, Nets Overtime Winner for Men’s Lacrosse over Stony Brook

STONY BROOK, N.Y. – The Sacred Heart men's lacrosse team overcame a three-goal deficit midway through the fourth quarter, tying the score with 36 seconds left in regulation and netting the game-winner in overtime to secure a 12-11 road win at Stony Brook on Tuesday afternoon from LaValle Stadium.

Drew Edwards sent the game into overtime with a game-tying man-up goal with 36 seconds remining in the fourth quarter before Max Tuttle fired in the game-winning goal with seven seconds remaining in the overtime period to seal a 12-11 Pioneer victory over the Seawolves.

A second straight one-goal road win for the Pioneers improves SHU's record to 3-3 on the season while the reigning America East Co-Regular Season Champion Stony Brook falls to 2-3 in the 2019 season.

SCORE
Sacred Heart 12 / Stony Brook 11 (Overtime)

RECORDS
Sacred Heart (3-3) / Stony Brook (2-3)

LOCATION
LaValle Stadium / Stony Brook, NY

FIRST HALF (6-5 SB)

  • A back-and-forth first half featured three lead changes and two ties as SHU jumped out to a 3-1 lead only to have the Seawolves knot the score at 3-3 after the first quarter
  • Tuttle scored the first two goals of the day for the Pioneers before Donovan Lacey notched his first of two on the day to make it 3-1 SHU with 9:24 left in the first quarter
  • After going scoreless for 12+ minutes, Edwards found the back of the net off a Logan Liljeberg feed to reclaim the lead for SHU
  • Tuttle added an unassisted goal less than three minutes later to complete his hat trick and push the Pioneer lead up to 5-3
  • Stony Brook saw three different players tack on a goal for the remainder of the first half to make it 6-5 Seawolves after the opening 30 minutes

SECOND HALF (11-11 Tied)

  • Reed Avveduti scored the first goal of the second half to knot the score at 6-6 but Stony Brook responsed with three straight goals to build their biggest lead of the game at 9-6 with 8:29 left in the third quarter
  • A 3-0 SHU run stymied all Seawolf momentum and tied the score at 9-9 as Donovan Lacey pumped in his second of the day followed by Tuttle's fourth goal and freshman faceoff Daniel Rodriguez won the ensuing draw and carried in for his first career goal to tie the score
  • Jack Hannigan found the back of the net with one second remaining to give Stony Brook a 10-9 lead heading into the fourth quarter
  • Avveduti found the back of the net with 10:58 left to tie the score at 10-10 and the Pioneer defense shut the door until the 3:16 mark when Cory Vanginhoven scored a go-ahead goal for the Seawolves
  • Late in the fourth, a double penalty on Stony Brook's Ryland Rees opened the door and Edwards capitalized with his second of the game to tie the score at 11-11 with 36 seconds remaining
  • Stony Brook won the ensuing faceoff and had their game-winning shot attempt from Cory Vanginhoven soar wide

OVERTIME (12-11 SHU)

  • The extra stanza was an eventful frame as SHU won the faceoff to start the period but each team failed to convert on their first possession of the extra stanza
  • Gifted a second chance, SHU saw two shots fly wide of the cage before Tuttle took matters into his own hands and scored the game-winning unassisted goal with seven seconds left in the overtime period to win it for SHU

NOTES

  • After overcoming a 10-5 halftime deficit to defeat Providence 17-16 on Saturday, SHU overcame a 9-6 deficit with 8:29 remaining in the third quarter this afternoon to defeat the Seawolves and mark the second straight come-from-behind win for the Pioneers
  • This marks the second straight season in which SHU has defeated the Seawolves
  • The Pioneers were 0-4 in their first four games played against Stony Brook
  • Tuttle made history with his five goals on Tuesday afternoon, passing his senior teammate Joe Saggese (160 career points) and Stephen Grabow '03 (160 points) for first place on the SHU Division I (since 2000) scoring list as the senior midfielder has the most career points (163) of any Pioneer at the Division I level
  • Joe Saggese (one assist) saw his 29-game goal-scoring streak come to an end while Tuttle's 31-game goal scoring streak currently leads the nation
  • Tuttle's five goals set a new season-high while the senior has scored at least five goals in a single-game now six times in his 52-game career
  • Liljeberg dished out two assists while adding a game-high six ground balls and contributing a team-leading two caused turnovers and the sophomore midfielder was all over the field for the Pioneers
  • Playing in just his second game of the season, Edwards tallied three points (two goals, one assist) to give him five points through two games in 2019 for the sophomore attack
  • The freshman midfielder Lacey pumped in two goals for his first career multi-goal game as he also chipped in two ground balls
  • Avveduti came up with two goals for his second straight multi-goal game as he ups his season total to seven goals through the first six games of the season
  • Austin Pavone came up with a season-high three ground balls out of the defensive position
  • Brooks Dutton picked up his 18th career victory, making six saves in the cage for the Pioneers including two in the fourth quarter, keeping his team in the gaem and able to come-from-behind for the win
  • Jake Giaquinto went 8-17 at the faceoff X while Rodriguez went 4-10
  • SHU won the turnover battle with the Seawolves 22-17 including a 10-6 margin in the second half alone
  • The Pioneers outshot Stony Brook 42-34 for the game and an impressive 5-0 in the overtime frame

NEXT GAME
The Pioneers complete a season-long three-game road swing with a matchup at yearly foe Hartford with the opening faceoff set for 2:00 PM.