Immediate Release: April 22, 2006
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No. 19 Stony Brook rallies to defeat Binghamton men's lacrosse 9-8
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Sophomore attack Bo Tripodi scored the game-winning goal with 2:28 remaining in regulation, leading No. 19 Stony Brook (8-4, 4-0 AE) to a 9-8 win over Binghamton (6-6, 2-2 AE) in an America East Conference men's lacrosse game at the East Gym Complex on Saturday afternoon. The visiting Seawolves held the Bearcats scoreless the last 33 minutes of the game and netted the final four goals.
Tripodi, who finished with three goals, was stationed just to the left of the goalie circle when he fired home the game winner. He took a quick pass from freshman midfielder Cory Conway, who was behind the goal, and one timed it into the net.
"We couldn't find the back of the net in the second half," head coach Ed Stephenson said. "Our defense played great as the game went on but we couldn't finish off some great looks on offense."
Rhys Duch added three goals while senior attack Jason Cappadoro added a goal and five assists. Freshman attack Jake Boyce (Pittsford, N.Y.) netted a team-high three goals for Binghamton while junior attack Rob Williams (Fulton, N.Y.) and junior midfielder Jeff Santucci (Cicero, N.Y.) each added a pair of goals.
Santucci and Tripodi each scored twice during the first quarter as the Bearcats went up 4-3 after 15 minutes of play. Duch recorded a pair of unanswered goals to start off the second quarter but Binghamton got the next four goals to take what appeared to be a commanding 8-5 lead with 3:44 left in the half.
Duch started the Seawolves' comeback when he scored with 2:29 left in the first half, cutting the deficit to 8-6. Five minutes into the third quarter, Cappadoro set up senior attack Chris Tracey, who made the score 8-7.
After 15 minutes of scoreless action, senior attack Adam Marksberry got the tying goal with 9:07 left in the fourth quarter. That set the stage for Tripodi's heroics.
In the face-off circle, freshman J.P. Wioncek (Beverly, Mass.) won 15 of the 21 faceoffs and had a game-high 12 ground balls. In goal, senior Kevin McKeown (Brewster, N.Y.) made 11 saves, including eight alone in the second half.
Binghamton outshot Stony Brook 35-28.
The Bearcats host Drexel on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in their final home game of the season
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