Immediate Release: April 30, 2005
Contact: Thomas Moore II (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Binghamton men's lacrosse stuns No. 17 Stony Brook 9-8 in regular-season
earn No. 3 seed for upcoming America East Tournament
STONY BROOK, N.Y.--Sophomore attack Rob
Williams (Fulton, N.Y.) and junior attack Phil
Cavallo (Cedarhurst, N.Y.) each scored a team-high three
goals leading Binghamton (4-8, 4-2 AE) to a 9-8 win at No. 17
Stony Brook (9-5, 4-2 AE) in an America East men's lacrosse game
Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Bearcats secured the No.
3 seed for the upcoming America Eat tournament. Binghamton will
hit the road for a semifinal game Wednesday, playing the No.
2 seeded Albany.
was a great college lacrosse game," head coach Ed Stephenson
said. "In the first half it was back and forth. Both our
offense and defense came together and played an amazing second
Bo Tripodi struck first with one of his five goals for the Seawolves
with 12:29 left in the quarter. Freshman midfielder Stephen
Smith (Canandaigua, N.Y.) tied the game up at 1-1 with an
unassisted goal 43 seconds later. Cavallo gave Binghamton the
2-1 lead with a goal assisted by junior attack Charlie
Cook (Liverpool, N.Y.) with 7:17 left in the quarter. Tripodi
and Chris Tracey each netted a goal for Stony Brook with less
then five minutes left in the quarter.
With the Bearcats down 4-2 after the first quarter, sophomore
McNamara (Oswego, N.Y.) and Williams each scored a goal in
the first four minutes of the second quarter to knot the game
up at 4-4. Jason Cappadoro scored the final goal of the first
half with 4:29 to play.
Stony Brook opened the game up in the third quarter with three
goals, a pair by Tripodi and one by Rhys Duch to hold a 8-4 advantage.
The Bearcats ralled going on a 5-0 run to end the game. Cavallo
started the rally with an unassisted goal with 6:48 remaining
in the quarter. Williams scored a man-up goal assisted by sophomore
Kaylor (Beverly, Mass.) with 4:59 left to play in the third
quarter. One minute and 56 seconds later Williams scored his
third goal of the game on an assist by McNamara to put the Bearcats
within a goal of the Seawolves. In another man-up situation sophomore
attack Nate Kerstein (Rochester, N.Y.) scored the equalizer on
an assist by Williams.
the game game tied at 8-8 after three quarters, Cavallo scored
his third goal of the game, which became the game winner, on
an assist by junior midfielder Joe
Conner (Ijamsville, Md.) to give the Bearcats the 9-8 lead
with 8:52 left in the game.
Junior goalie Kevin
McKeown (Brewster, N.Y.) made eight saves in goal, holding
a potent Stony Brook offense that ranks third in the country
to a season-low eight goals (against a conference opponent).
"Kevin got the job done today with some great saves,"
Binghamton outshot Stony Brook 27-26. Stony Brook won the ground
ball battle, collecting 38 of the 67 ground balls.
The Bearcats now carry the #3 seed into next week's America East
Championship and will head to #2 seed Albany on Wednesday.
The Seawolves are the eighth ranked team that the Bearcats have
played this season and the first they have defeated... Binghamton
will carry a season-high three-game win streak into the post-season...
The Bearcats hosted Albany earlier this season and fell 12-6.