Stony Brook Gets Defensive in 9-4 Victory Over St. John's
from press release
QUEENS, N.Y. - Junior Russ Bonanno (Seaford,
N.Y.) and senior Jordan McBride (New Westminster, British Columbia)
each had two goals but the story of the day was the Stony Brook
defense, as the Seawolves defeated St. John's, 9-4.
Senior Rob Camposa (Syosset, N.Y.) was outstanding in goal, making 14 saves while allowing just one goal before being relieved by senior John Bella (Oceanside, N.Y.). Camposa and the defense held St. John's scoreless for 48:37 of game action.
It was the longest stretch that Stony Brook has held an opponent scoreless this season (Virginia - 25:54). Camposa, who finished with 14 saves two less than his career-high, made six first-half saves and seven stops in the third quarter, many of which were point blank.
The Seawolves produced eight caused turnovers, including two from junior Kyle Moeller (South Setauket, N.Y.). Sophomore JJ Laforet (Georgetown, Ontario) had a career-high three ground balls.
"I thought that Rob had a heck of a game," head coach Rick Sowell said. "Today was a good day for us. We're continuing to make solid progress, and having a four-game stretch in 11 days start with a win will help us as we move forward."
Senior Adam Rand (Niantic, Conn.) continued his solid face-off play, winning 12-of-15 draws. He also led the Seawolves with five ground balls.
Stony Brook scored three goals in each of the first three quarters. McBride now has 143 for his career, which leads all Division I active players. Senior Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia) had a goal and two assists, and leads all active players with 193 points.
Despite committing seven penalties, Stony Brook killed off six straight before Kevin Cernuto (two goals) scored with 6:16 left in the game.
Senior Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) and junior Kyle Belton (Delta, British Columbia) also scored for Stony Brook, which cleared the ball 19-of-21 times.
The Seawolves continue their road swing at Towson on Saturday. Game time is 1:00 p.m.