No. 17 Stony Brook Survives Bryant Flurry
from press release
SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Junior Jordan McBride (New
Westminster, British Columbia) tallied three goals and junior Timmy
Trenkle (Commack, N.Y.) added a pair as the #17/17 (IL/USILA) Stony
Brook men's lacrosse held off a late flurry from Bryant, topping
the Bulldogs, 8-7. It was the final non-conference of the game for
the Seawolves, who also received a goal apiece from seniors Tom
Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) and seniors Steven Waldeck (Levittown,
N.Y.). Stony Brook and Bryant are 5-3. Today's game capped a
five-game stretch in 14 days.
"Playing five games in two weeks is not easy, but I think we played good lacrosse in our five wins," head coach Rick Sowell said. "Obviously we can now look forward to one game per week from here on out and that will help us prepare for a tough America East schedule."
McBride and Trenkle tallied the first two goals of the game. Bryant didn't record its first shot on goal until Max Weisenberg scored over 11 minutes into the first quarter. After Matt Larson tied the game at two, Stony Brook started to pull away, scoring four straight goals. McBride (America East Player of the Game) scored his 30th and 31st of the season, as the Seawolves led 4-2 at halftime. McBride's in sole possession of second place in school history with 117 goals, passing Bo Tripodi '08 who finished with 115.
Off the opening face-off of the second half, Waldeck scored off an assist from junior Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia), who finished with three assists. Trenkle added his second of the day less than two minutes later.
After Peter McMahon made it 6-3, sophomore Tyler McCabe (Coram, N.Y.) scored the final goal of the third quarter as Stony Brook only allowed three goals through three quarters.
Compitello gave the Seawolves their biggest lead, 8-3, as he scored on an open net with Bryant goalie Jameson Love out of the crease playing defense.
Weisenberg's goal with 3:55 left in the game ignited a four-goal stretch for the Bulldogs. John Truscello scored a man-up goal 39 seconds later to make it 8-5. Following a second straight penalty, senior Charlie Paar (Huntington, N.Y.), who made four of his nine saves in the fourth quarter, stopped a shot from McMahon. McMahon got the ground ball and found Weisenberg for the goal, making it 8-6 with 1:20 left. Bryant's leading scorer Travis Harrington was held scoreless for most of the game, but scored with seven seconds left. The ensuing face-off was deemed meaningless as time ran out on Bryant.
Compitello recorded two assists for Stony Brook, which played Bryant for the first time. Paar posted a team-high six ground balls.
The five-game America East slate begins at UMBC on Saturday, April 3. Face-off is scheduled for 1 pm.
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