Release: April 16, 2011
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men's lacrosse suffers 13-6 setback to No. 13 Stony Brook
registers stellar performance with a goal, two assists
STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- The Binghamton University men's lacrosse
team dropped a 13-6 decision to No. 13 Stony Brook in an America
East contest Saturday night from LaValle Stadium. The Bearcats
(5-7, 1-2 AE) fall to 3-8 in the all-time series against the
Seawolves (7-3, 3-0 AE).
Junior face-off specialist Chris Cook
led the Bearcats with a stellar all-around performance. At the
face-off X, Cook won 11 of 23 attempts and limited Stony Brook
senior Adam Rand, who ranked fourth in the country in face-off
win percentage, well below his season average of 65%. Offensively,
Cook notched a career day as he scored a goal and assisted on
a personal-best two helpers. He also matched Rand with a game-high
seven ground balls.
Freshman Michael Antinozzi paced
the Bearcat scoring attack with a pair of goals, tying a career-high
set against Lehigh two weeks ago.
Stony Brook seniors Kevin Crowley and Jordan McBride each managed
hat tricks to lead the Seawolves.
The Bearcats came out firing in the opening frame, matching Stony
Brook in a high-scoring quarter that featured a combined eight
goals. Senior Frank Donlon answered
an early Stony Brook score with an unassisted tally at the 8:50
mark. In the ensuing face-off, Cook won the draw and streaked
down the field for a goal seconds later to give the visiting
squad a 2-1 advantage.
A potent Seawolves offense, which was ranked ninth nationally
entering the contest, erupted for four consecutive goals during
a four-minute span midway through the first quarter to take a
With 1:02 remaining in the opening quarter, Antinozzi fired home
a score off the helper from sophomore Tyler
The host squad held BU scoreless for a critical stretch that
lasted 30:41 and spanned the second quarter and the majority
of the third. In the meantime, Stony Brook rattled off five consecutive
goals to lead 10-3 with 47 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Eight seconds later, another face-off win led to a BU score as
junior John Clark rifled home a goal
off the feed from Cook.
The Bearcats used the face-off circle to its advantage once again
to start the fourth quarter. Antinozzi registered his second
goal of the contest with 14:54 remaining on a career-high second
assist from Cook.
Following a pair of scores within a 30 second span from Stony
Brook, senior David Raleigh set up
a goal from freshman Brandon Planck,
pulling the visiting squad within 12-6 with 7:21 to play.
The Seawolves added a goal at the four-minute mark and held BU
scoreless over the final seven minutes to secure the victory.
Binghamton will close out the regular season on a two-game homestand.
The Bearcats face Hartford next Saturday at 7 p.m.