April 24, 2010

No. 12 Stony Brook Blanks Albany 15-0

from press release

ALBANY, N.Y. - Senior Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) tallied five goals and two assists and junior Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia) recorded three goals and three assists to lead the No. 12 Stony Brook men's lacrosse team to a 15-0 rout of Albany on Saturday evening at John Fallon Field. SBU (9-3, 4-0 America East ) clinches a share of the America East regular-season title and can win it outright with a win over Vermont next Saturday. Albany is 3-10, 2-2.

The win and the Catamounts' loss to UMBC on Saturday gives the Seawolves the number one seed as well as home-field advantage throughout the America East Championships. Stony Brook will host a game on May 5 against a team to be determined.

The win also is Stony Brook's third straight over Albany. The Seawolves held Albany under 10 goals for the first time since 2002 when they defeated the Great Danes, 8-6, in the America East Championship final.

Senior Charlie Paar (Huntington, N.Y.) (11 saves), junior John Bella (Oceanside, N.Y.) (three saves) and freshman Nick DiGiacomo (Centereach, N.Y.) (one save) combined to allow the fewest goals since SBU's 20-0 win over Southampton in 1990.

Stony Brook led 5-0 after one quarter of play. Senior Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) had two goals and sophomore Kyle Belton (Langley, British Columbia), junior Jordan McBride (New Westminster, British Columbia) and Crowley each added another in the first 15 minutes of play.

Compitello also scored two goals in a four-goal second quarter as Stony Brook led 9-0 at halftime. The Seawolves five-game winning streak is their longest since 2007.

McBride finished the evening with two goals, and is just two shy of breaking Kevin Pall's '02 record of 133.

Sophomore Graham Adams (Royal Oak, Mich.) also got on the board for the Seawolves, scoring a minute and a half into the third quarter. Crowley also tallied a third-quarter goal. Compitello assisted on both scores and leads the team with 28 assists.

Sophomore Tyler McCabe (Coram, N.Y.) scored his sixth of the season off a pass from junior Brett Drost (Wading River, N.Y.) to cap the third-quarter scoring.

Sophomore Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia), who had two goals, scored one of Stony Brook's three fourth-quarter goals. Compitello and Crowley scored a minute apart to cap Saturday's output. It was the third straight game the Seawolves recorded at least 14 goals.

Crowley added six ground balls. Junior Adam Rand (Niantic, Conn.) won 11 of 15 face-offs and recorded seven ground balls.

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