No. 14 Stony Brook Survives Binghamton 17-16
from press release
VESTAL, N.Y. - Junior Jordan McBride (New
Westminster, British Columbia) scored a game-high seven goals
including the game-winner with 2:55 remaining as the No. 14 Stony
Brook men's lacrosse team held off Binghamton, 17-16, in America
East action. Sophomore Kyle Belton (Langley, British Columbia)
tallied three goals for Stony Brook (8-3, 3-0). Junior Adam Rand
(Niantic, Conn.) was outstanding, winning 28 of 36 face-offs as
well at tying a career-best with 13 ground balls. Andy Cook had six
goals and four assists for Binghamton (3-9, 0-3).
"Certainly, 30 turnovers and 10 penalties is not good lacrosse," head coach Rick Sowell said. "But I'm proud of the way our team battled and scraped through it. I wasn't happy about being down early, but our guys got together and pushed back."
After rallying to tie the game at 16, McBride took a pass from sophomore Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia), spun counter-clockwise and slammed it home to give the Seawolves just their third lead of the game. Binghamton forced a turnover and had a scoring chance but senior Charlie Paar (Huntington, N.Y.) made a kick save and recovered the ground ball. The Seawolves had a successful clear, but the Bearcats forced another turnover and called time out with five seconds left. A delay of game penalty gave Binghamton a free clear, and with one second left Andy Cook fired a shot that Paar made another outstanding save on as the Seawolves held on for their four straight victory.
Stony Brook scored 22 seconds in when McBride scored off a pass from junior Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia) (1g, 3a). But Binghamton used four man-up goals from four different players to take a 4-1 lead 7:30 into the first quarter. Cook, who scored one of the man-up goals, scored two straight as Binghamton took its biggest lead, 6-1.
McBride ended the Seawolves' scoring drought as he scored off an assist from senior Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) (two goals, three assists). The goal ignited SBU as it scored four straight to cut the lead to one. Belton, senior Steven Waldeck (Levittown, N.Y.), and McBride's third of the quarter put the Seawolves within striking distance. McBride's third of the quarter also gave him 40, marking the first time in Stony Brook men's lacrosse history a player scored at least 40 goals three straight seasons.
The second quarter featured a second straight scoring barrage. Frank Donlon scored unassisted at 13:36. McBride's fourth of the game got Stony Brook within one again. Cook, who also scored four in the first half, scored off an assist from Matt Springer at 11:55. Sophomore Graham Adams (Royal Oak, Mich.) tallied his third of the season on a rebound from a missed shot from Crowley. A give-and-go between junior Timmy Trenkle (Commack, N.Y.) and Compitello culminated in Trenkle's eighth goal of the season and an 8-8 tie with 7:05 remaining.
Belton gave Stony Brook its first lead since 1-0 when he drove from behind the cage and threw a pair of fakes at Bearcats goalie Dan Solazzo before scoring his second of the game. Springer tied the game with 1:49 left in the first half.
Rand was terrific in the first half, winning 14 of 19 face-offs and seven ground balls.
Stony Brook scored at least four goals in a quarter for the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st time this season.
Binghamton opened the second half scoring as Frank Donlon scored on an assist from Cook. Compitello scored his first of the game 53 seconds later to tie the game at 10. The Bearcats re-gained the lead after Springer scored their fifth man-up goal of the evening.
Goals from Crowley and Campbell tied the game at 12 with 6:35 left in the third quarter. Compitello scored his second of the game and 23rd of the season to tie the game at 13 after 45 minutes of play. Crowley finished with seven ground balls.
Binghamton took a 15-13 lead after goals from Jeff Rurey and Tyler Perrelle. Off the ensuing face-off, Campbell found McBride in transition, and McBride put it home in the top right corner to cut the lead to 15-14 with 10:14 left in regulation.
The Bearcats led 16-14 but the Seawolves answered right back, receiving goals from McBride and Belton to tie the score at 16 with 4:20 remaining.
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