Lehigh men's lacrosse junior midfielder Ian Strain (22) leads the team out onto the field ahead of Reid Weber (17) and Tripp Telesco before the Mountain Hawks contest against Stony Brook University on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Ulrich Sports Complex. Stony Brook won 16-6. (Kendra Costantino/B&W Staff)

No. 12 Stony Brook crushes Lehigh men’s lacrosse 16-6

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The Lehigh men’s lacrosse team suffered a 16-6 loss to Stony Brook University on Tuesday night at Frank Banko Field. It was the second Mountain Hawks loss in four days.

The Mountain Hawks (5-4, 3-2 Patriot) started the game off slowly, failing to capitalize on offense and scoring only three goals in the first half.

Senior attackman Reid Weber and junior attackman Matt Raposo both scored unassisted goals for Lehigh in the first quarter and freshman attackman Tristan Rai scored the Mountain Hawks’ third goal before halftime with an assist from junior midfielder Ian Strain.

Lehigh went into halftime down 10-3.

The Mountain Hawks scored first out of the locker room as Raposo netted his second goal of the game less than two minutes into the half.

However, the fire died down quickly.

Stony Brook came back and scored three consecutive goals in the last remaining minutes of the third quarter.

Two back-to-back goals from freshman attackman Lucas Spence and Strain in the beginning of the fourth quarter gave the team a glimpse of hope but Stony Brook retaliated with three more goals ending the game.

The Mountain Hawks will face Boston University on Saturday in Boston.

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