Stony Brook Survives Scare

Kevin M. Neibauer.

LaxPhilly– A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network

The Stony Brook Sea Wolves (6-4) made the trip to Hanover, New Hampshire, to do battle with The Dartmouth Big Green (4-5) in the final Non-Conference match up for both squads.

Stony Brook Survives a big fourth quarter comeback to Garner a 14-13 victory.

In a twist of irony, Dartmouth Head Coach, Brendan Callahan was Coaching against his Alma Mater for the first time

Callahan, was an All-America Conference 2nd Team selection for Stony Brook as a goaltender in 2007.

Dartmouth and Stony Brook have not faced each other since 1998.

How it Happened

It took just :52 for the Sea Wolves leading scorer, Dylan Palloneti (2g) to hit net

Pallonetti, after this contest has 27 goals with 13 helpers.

1:51 later it was Kevin Mack (3g,2) with a pretty unassisted marker to get it to a 2-0 contest.

Payton St.Geme (1g) cut the lead in half at 10:45.

Caleb Pearson (1g) got it back to a two goal advantage with Mack notching the team leading, 20th assist.

Dartmouth fired back with Tommy Rogan (2g,3a) followed with 2.9 on the clock by Henry Bonnie (1g,1a) to close the quarter with a 3-3 deadlock.

Quarter Two

Rogan became playmaker setting up George Prince (2g,3a) for his 18th.

Prince returned the favor for Matt Paul (3g) to give The Big Green a two goal, 5-3 lead.

That must have caught the attention of the Sea Wolves as they would unfurl a five goal flurry over two quarters.

Mike McCannell (3g,1a), at 8:41, Matt Anderson (3g) followed at 5:32 with his 17th, McCannell hit a breaking Noah Armitage (1g,1a) and finally, Mack at 1:06 that ended the entertaining half with a 7-5 Stony Brook lead.

To the Second Half

Mack would pick up 21st assist at 13:37 off a Will Button (1g) blast.

Paul ended the flurry but Stony Brook went right back at it with Armitage setting up hot handed, Mack for his 16th at 9:13.

Pallonetti found Anderson after a scoreless, seven minutes.

Paul struck again with 1:05 that brought and end to the first forty five minutes and a 10-7 Sea Wolves lead.

To the Final 15:00

Things would get wild with 10 goals combined.

Christian Lowd (1g) started the party at 13:34 that got it to 11-7.

Prince did the work for Rogan’s 11th just twelve seconds later making it a three goal game

Anderson and McCannell shorthanded changed the board to 13-8.

Dartmouth realized a sense of urgency with Prince, Collin McGill (1g) getting his first of three, and Ben Digiovanni (1g) to get it to a 13-11 affair. It was the first of Digiovanni’s NCAA career.

With 2:07 remaining, Rogan did the work on the eventual game winner from McCannell.

Dartmouth wasn’t quite finished with McGill at 2:07 and 1:57 to get his hat trick in just 2:08.

Dartmouth could do no more and the comeback dream would fade away.


• Prince improves to 19 goals with 11assists for 30 points to lead the Dartmouth Big Green

• Shots revealed a 49-37 Dartmouth advantage with On Goal also going the way of the Big Green,29-25.

• Anthony Palma stopped 16 Dartmouth shots and counterpart, Daniel Hincks made 14 saves.

• Turnovers had Stony Brook with 19 to 17 for Dartmouth .

• Ground Balls leaned the Dartmouth way, 37-31.

Stony Brook Survives Comeback

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.