Release: May 4, 2011
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charge comes up short as men's lacrosse falls 12-8 to Stony Brook
in America East semifinals
Donigan, Perrelle named to America East All-Tournament Team
All Tournament Team
STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- The Binghamton men's lacrosse team mounted
a late comeback that included the game's final five goals, but
top-seeded Stony Brook held on for a 12-8 decision in the America
East Tournament semifinals Wednesday night from LaValle Stadium.
The America East Player of the Year Jordan McBride netted a game-high
six goals to pace a potent Seawolves offense that averaged 14.8
goals per game in conference play. Last year's America East Player
of the Year Kevin Crowley notched a game-high four assists.
A trio of Bearcats posted multi-goal performances in a balanced
scoring attack. Sophomore attackman Matt
Springer, freshman linemate Michael
Antinozzi and senior midfielder David
Raleigh netted two goals apiece. Senior midfielder Frank
Donlon and freshman attackman Brandon
Planck each added a goal. Sophomore midfielder Tyler
Perrelle tallied a team-best two assists.
For the second time this season, BU held their own against one
of the nation's premier face-off units. The Bearcats won the
exact same amount of draws in the circle as they did three weeks
ago (11-of-23). Juniors Chris Cook and
Jeff Donigan combined to win nearly
half of the draws as they limited Stony Brook's Adam Rand well
below his face-off average of 65%.
No. 13 Stony Brook raced out to a 4-0 lead over the opening 10
minutes. The freshman duo of Planck and Antinozzi hooked up for
BU's first goal. Antinozzi set up a Planck goal to put the visiting
squad on the board at the 4:22 mark. Donlon tacked on another
score at the 1:53 mark after spinning left to lose his defender,
creating room to fire home a low rocket past Stony Brook's goalie
Rob Camposa. With less than a minute remaining, Perrelle set
up the next Bearcat goal from the top of the attack zone, finding
Springer for his team-leading 28th goal of the season.
McBride fueled a devastating 8-0 Stony Brook run that bridged
the second and third quarters to pull away from a pesky Binghamton
squad. He scored four of his game-high six goals during that
A late fourth quarter charge featured two separate occasions
of back-to-back goals within 15 seconds of each other. Antinozzi
converted a man-up score from 15-yards out at the 10:24 mark.
Perrelle collected his team-leading 16th assist and second of
the contest to set up the score. Less than 15 seconds later,
BU won the restart and Raleigh registered a goal to pull the
visiting squad within 12-5.
Seven minutes later, Antinozzi drove up the right side, shook
his defender and put away the point-blank shot for his fourth
multi-goal effort of the year. Six seconds later, junior face-off
specialist Jeff Donigan won the draw
and outletted up to an open Springer who scored from 20 yards
out. The Bearcats added a third goal within a span of 1:05 when
Raleigh added his second score of the contest at the 2:29 mark.
After netting the game's last five goals, BU couldn't muster
any more offensive production down the stretch as Stony Brook
held on for a 12-8 final.
Donigan and Perrelle were named to the America East All-Tournament
Team. Donigan won 6-of-9 draws against Adam Rand, the No. 13
ranked face-off man in the nation, while Perrelle notched a team-high
NOTES: Binghamton falls to 1-7 all-time in America East
Tournament competition, including a 1-6 record in the semifinal
round ... BU is 1-1 against Stony Brook in the America East Tournament
... Matt Springer moved into a share of third-place with assistant
coach Rob Williams for career goals scored (58)