McBride's Seven Lead Stony Brook Past UMBC
from press release
STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Senior Jordan McBride (New Westminster, British Columbia) scored a season-high seven goals to lead the #15 Stony Brook men's lacrosse to a 16-5 win over UMBC in the America East opener for both teams.
"We got off to a fast start and kept it up for three quarters," coach Rick Sowell said. "We got our first America East victory under our belt, and this is great momentum going into next week's game against a tough Hartford squad."
McBride led eight different scorers for the Seawolves (5-3, 1-0), who have won two straight against the Retrievers (2-5, 0-1). Senior Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia), Division I's active leader with 213 points, added two goals and four assists. Senior Tom Compitello also netted two goals to go along with two assists.
Senior Adam Rand (Niantic, Conn.) won 15 of 18 draws and had 11 ground balls. He has 725 face-off wins for his career and is third all-time in Division I history, moving ahead of Shane Walterhoefer of North Carolina and Steve Vecchione of Johns Hopkins.
Stony Brook held UMBC scoreless for the first three quarters, the second time this season it's done so (St. John's).
McBride, who scored a season-high four goals at Marist earlier this season, scored five of the Seawolves' first eight goals of the game. "I've been slumping a little bit so I did my best to get involved early," said McBride, who's Division I's active leader in goals with 153. "I think our team is starting to find its groove. Tonight was a total team effort."
Stony Brook dominated the first-half statistics, outshooting UMBC, 32-1. The Seawolves also grabbed 30 ground balls to the Retrievers' six and won all but one face-off. McBride scored back-to-back goals in the third quarter to give Stony Brook its biggest lead of the game, 14-0.
Ryan Johnston (two goals) put UMBC on the board with a goal 54 seconds into the fourth quarter.
Freshman Kyle Zorn (Millersville, Md.) tallied his first collegiate goal when freshman Cole Millican (Sunrise, Fla.) found him in the slot. Millican also assisted on a goal from junior Adam Dahms (Herndon, Va.).
Stony Brook continues conference play at Hartford next Saturday. Face-off is slated for 7:00 p.m.
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