Crowley, McBride Power SBU Past Binghamton
from press release
Seniors Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia) and Jordan McBride (New Westminster, British Columbia) each had three goals to lead #13 Stony Brook past Binghamton, 13-6, in America East men's lacrosse action on Saturday.
The Seawolves (7-3, 3-0) are 11-2 when Crowley and McBride each tally hat tricks. McBride has 27 career hat tricks and Crowley has 26, first and second among all active Division I players. Crowley has 218 career points and McBride has 156 goals, also tops among all active players.
Crowley also had two assists to go along with five ground balls.
"Tonight's conditions certainly were adverse, but we got off to a nice start," coach Rick Sowell said. "Give credit to Binghamton; they went to a zone defense which held us back, but also credit our defense. A good, solid win."
Junior Kyle Moeller (South Setauket, N.Y.) led the Seawolves defense with five ground balls and four caused turnovers. Senior Rob Camposa (Syosset, N.Y.) made nine saves.
Stony Brook trailed 2-1 midway through the first quarter, but junior Russ Bonanno (Seaford, N.Y.) and Crowley scored two goals apiece to give the Seawolves a 5-2 lead. "I think we're playing well," said Bonanno, who has at least two points in seven of the 10 games this season. "We just need to keep doing what we're doing."
Leading 6-3 at halftime, Stony Brook put the game away in the third quarter. McBride and senior Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) each scored in transition before McBride scored two straight goals on feeds from Crowley, giving Stony Brook a seven-goal lead, 10-3.
Before John Clark scored for Binghamton (5-7, 1-2) at 0:39 of the third quarter, Stony Brook held the Bearcats scoreless for 30:23 of game action.
"I think we're where we should be," said McBride, who scored all three of his goals in the third quarter. "We've showed some flashes of consistency, and we'll continue to grow with better communication on offense."
Junior Greg Miceli (King City, Ontario) and sophomore JJ Laforet (Georgetown, Ontario) tallied their first career points on the McBride and Compitello goals, respectively. Miceli finished with two assists.
Binghamton got within five after Michael Antinozzi's second of the game, but junior Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia) and Crowley answered 26 seconds apart.
Senior Tyler Hope (Centereach, N.Y.) scored his first Stony Brook goal to cap the night's scoring.
Stony Brook will host Albany next Saturday at LaValle Stadium at 7 p.m. The Seawolves will honor their 11 seniors prior to the game.
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