The Syracuse Orange stake their claim for the top seed. With the seedings heating up, the Syracuse Orange (3-1) bested the Stony Brook Seawolves (2-3). Syracuse blew up Stony Brook with a few runs en route to a commanding 17-9 victory on a sunny Friday afternoon.
Stephen Rehfuss (3g,1a) led the way for the Orange and kicked off the scoring five and a half minutes in. Followed by Peter Dearth (1g) and Rehfuss feeding Chase Scanlan (2g,2a) to jumpstart the Syracuse domination. Dylan Pallonetti (2g,1a) stopped the Syracuse run but Rehfuss closed the quarter with ‘Cuse in front, 4-1.
Just :20 in, Jamie Tromboli (1g,1a) assisted on an Owen Hiltz (4g,1a) tally to push it to 5-1. Stony Brook had a few answers with Cory Vanginhoven (2g), Matt Demeo (2g), and another from Vanginhoeven made it 5-4.
Syracuse blew the doors with a monster run provided by Tucker Dordevic (3g). Six seconds later from Hiltz, Jamie Tromboli (1g,1a), and with just :16 left in the half, another from Dordevic to get it to 9-4. Syracuse was just beginning. Rehfuss, Brendan Curry (2g,3a), a pair from Hiltz, and a single from Scanlan pushed it to 14-5.
Stony Brook finally ended the deluge with Pallonetti scoring on the advantage. Brendan Curry netting his 7th and Dordonic picking up his 12th would close the third with the ‘Cuse in solid control, 16-5.
Lucas Quinn (1g) pushed it to 16-5 but Stony Brook had fight and life and ripped off goals from Matt Demeo, Caleb Pearson (1g), and a pair from Mike McMahon (2g) to finalize the 17-9 Syracuse victory. The Syracuse Orange stake their claim for the top seed.