Belton, Hauck Pick Up Final Men's Lacrosse Weekly Awards of 2012
Belton (Langley, British Columbia) scored a career-best five goals, including the game-winning score with just eight seconds left, in Stony Brook's 12-11 win over Albany Saturday. The victory gave the Seawolves possession of the America East regular-season title for the third straight season and the No. 1 seed for the upcoming conference championship. A senior attacker, Belton tallied six points in total, finding the back the back of the net five times and assisting on another score. Four of his goals came during SBU's 5-0 second quarter run, which turned a 5-2 deficit into a 7-5 lead. The Player of the Week honor is the first of his career.
Hauck (Webster, N.Y.) earned his second straight America East Rookie of the Week award after tallying four points in Binghamton's 15-8 win over UMBC Saturday. The freshman midfielder, who had three goals and one assist, scored all three of his goals in the first half, which helped stake the Bearcats to a 10-4 halftime lead. Hauck ranks third on Binghamton with 27 points on the season (13 G, 14 A).
Stony Brook captured the league's regular-season title and will be the tournament's No. 1 seed following its last-second win over Albany Saturday. The Great Danes, UMBC and Hartford, which beat Vermont in overtime to earn the tournament's final bid, round out the championship field.
The four-team tournament will begin with semifinal action on Wednesday, May 2 when Stony Brook (5-9 overall, 4-1 America East) hosts fourth-seeded Hartford (6-8, 3-2) in one contest and second-seeded UMBC (5-7, 3-2) hosts third-seeded Albany (4-10, 3-2) in the other. The Stony Brook-Hartford game starts at 7 p.m. while the UMBC-Albany contest begins at 7:30 p.m. The winners will advance to the championship game, which will be played on Saturday, May 5 at the higher remaining seed at 3 p.m. and be broadcast on ESPN3.
Albany (4-10, 3-2 AE) went 1-1 on the week, in one-goal games, defeating crosstown-rival Siena, 14-13 on Tuesday before falling to Stony Brook, 12-11, on a last-second goal ... Senior attackman Joe Resetarits (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) led the team with seven goals and three assists for 10 total points on the week ... Resetarits extended his nation-leading goal-scoring streak to 47 games and recorded his 24th and 25th hat tricks ... Sophomore Miles Thompson (Onondaga Nation, N.Y./LaFayette) added two goals and a team-high seven assists on the week, while cousin Ty Thompson (Hogansburg, N.Y./Salmon River Central) netted six goals, including a team-best five against Stony Brook ... Freshman goalkeeper Max Huber (Long Grove, Ill./Adalai E. Stevenson) continued his strong play in the net, making 18 saves in the two games, while facing 81 total shots... Senior face off specialist Keith Olson (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) was key in both games, as he went 27-of-49 in the face off circle, including a 17-of-24 performance against Stony Brook, picking up a team-high 14 ground balls ... the Great Danes will visit UMBC for the second time this season on Wednesday in the first round of the America East Championship.
Binghamton (4-9, 1-4 AE) wrapped up the 2012 season on a positive note, winning in impressive fashion, 15-8 over UMBC on senior night. Sophomores Michael Antinozzi (Fallston, Md./Fallston) and Brandon Planck (Cortland, NY/Cortland) combined to score nine goals and four assists, securing Binghamton's first conference victory of the season in their finale. Junior Tyler Perrelle (Mahopac, NY/Mahopac) added five points and newcomer J.T. Hauck (Webster, NY/Webster-Thomas) registered his first career hat trick for the winning squad. The seniors also had a strong showing in their final game in a Bearcat uniform. Senior goalie Jordan Marra (Baldwinsville, NY/C.W. Baker) was excellent in goal with 11 saves and senior face-off specialist Chris Cook (Vestal, NY/Vestal) helped BU control possession, winning a career-high 18-of-25 attempts, complete with 14 ground balls. Binghamton closed out the season with a season-high 15 tallies, adding to their goals per game average which finished out at 9.54 per game, the highest in Binghamton's 10 year division I history.
Hartford (6-8, 3-2 AE) clinched the final spot in the upcoming America East Championship in dramatic fashion on Saturday evening, erasing a two-goal deficit with a last second shot and defeating the Catamounts in overtime by a 10-9 count ... With 37 seconds left, Martin Bowes (Quincy, Mass./Quincy) cut the Hawks' 9-7 deficit in half and in the last possible second of regulation, Aidan Genik (Toronto, Ontario/Univ. of Western Ontario) snagged a rebound out of the air and shoveled in the equalizer from just outside of the crease ... Bowes netted the game-winner, his third goal of the night, with 1:24 left in overtime ... Hartford and Vermont finished even at the face-off X with each team going 11-for-22 ... Tate Klidonas (Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus) won eight of his 13 duels and collected three ground balls ... Scott Bement (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) anchored Hartford's defense making 10 saves in goal while Ben Knapton (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua), a long stick midfielder who ranks among the nation's top-10 in caused turnovers, forced Vermont into five ... The Hawks will continue their title defense on Wednesday when they travel to Stony Brook for a 7:00 p.m. match-up ... Hartford has won two-straight vs. the Seawolves at La Valle, including an 11-10 overtime victory on Apr. 21 and last year's thrilling 11-10 triumph in the title game of the America East Championship ... In the postseason, the Hawks hold a 3-3 record with a 1-1 mark against Stony Brook ... Prior to Saturday's game against the Catamounts, 12 members of Hartford's senior class were honored in a ceremony.
UMBC (5-7, 3-2 AE) will be the No. 2 seed in the America East Tournament and will host No. 3 Albany on May 2 ... The Retrievers lead the series with Albany, 10-4, but the Great Danes have won three of five tournament games vs. UMBC, including both semifinal encounters at UMBC Stadium ... UMBC had its 11-game winning streak vs. Binghamton snapped in a 15-8 setback in Vestal on April 28 ....The Bearcats scored the most goals (15) they ever have recorded vs. UMBC- 10 was the previous high... Sophomore attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) scored three goals in the game and has 12 goals in five America East games... He has scored those 12 goals on 18 shots ... Junior attackman Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox) added three goals and his 34 scores is tied for the 17th-most in school history ... Jones has hat tricks or better in five of his last six games and seven on the season... The final member of the attack unit, junior Joe Lustgarten (Wading River, N.Y./Wading RIver) contributed three assists and became the 21st player in school history to post 25 assists in a season... The last player to tally 25 or more was Drew Westervelt, who recorded 36 in 2007... Junior goalkeeper Adam Cohen (Arnold, Md./Severn) had played all 690:44 of the season until senior netminder Brian McCullough (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) replaced him to start the second half at Binghamton.
Stony Brook (5-9, 4-1 AE) captured its third straight outright America East regular-season title with a thrilling 12-11 victory over Albany Saturday ... senior Kyle Belton (Langley, British Columbia/H.D. Stafford) scored a career-high five goals, including the game winner with eight seconds left, to lift the Seawolves in their eighth one-goal game of the season (2-6) ... junior Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y./Orchard Park/Ohio State) finished with four assists, all to Belton ... after falling behind 5-2, Stony Brook scored five straight and trailed only 58 seconds the rest of the way ... Stony Brook advanced to its 11th consecutive America East Championship ... the Seawolves are the top seed for a third straight season.
Vermont (2-12, 1-4 AE) wrapped up the 2012 season on Saturday night when it fell on the road to Hartford 10-9 in overtime … Senior Geoff Worley (Coronado, Calif./Coronado) led the Catamounts in the final game of his career with four points on two goals and two assists … Vermont led 9-7 with under a minute to go before the host Hawks scored twice, including a final tally that just beat the buzzer and sent the game into overtime … Senior Thomas Galvin (Cockeysville, Md./St. Paul’s) added a hat trick for the Cats … After winning nine of the first 14 faceoffs of the contest, the Catamounts were only 1-for-7 in the final quarter of play … Vermont finished 3-for-6 on extra man chances … Galvin finished the season with nine goals in his final three games … Worley finished his Catamount career sixth all-time in points (165) at Vermont and third in career assists (84) … Junior Drew Philie (Sandwich, Mass./Deerfield Academy) added two goals and has scored a point in 34 straight games … Worley ended the year leading the team in points with 44 on 22 goals and 22 assists.