April 23, 2011

Stony Brook Hangs 23 Goals on Albany

from press release

STONY BROOK N.Y. -- Senior Jordan McBride (New Westminster, British Columbia) scored five goals and senior Timmy Trenkle (Commack, N.Y.) added three as the #13 Stony Brook men's lacrosse team routed America East rival Albany, 23-11, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Saturday night.

The Seawolves have clinched at least a share of the America East regular season title and, more importantly, earned the number one seed and home-field advantage in the four-team conference tournament in 11 days.

"I think we've handled the conference season well and our goal always was to secure the top seed in the conference tournament," coach Rick Sowell said. We got off to a slow start because of the senior night emotions, but once we settled down, we found our way."

McBride scored two goals apiece in the second and third quarter as Stony Brook (8-3, 4-0) broke open a 7-6 game with nine unanswered goals. Trenkle (2), seniors Brett Drost (Wading River, N.Y.) and Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) and junior Kyle Belton (Langley, British Columbia) also scored during the stretch.

Albany (4-9, 0-4) went scoreless for 21:26 after Ryan Feuerstein's goal with 9:18 left in the first half made it 7-6. Miles Thompson had five goals and two assists for the Great Danes.

McBride has 161 goals, tops among all active Division I players, during his illustrious career, including 20 in seven career games against Albany.

"Everyone focuses on McBride, Crowley and Compitello, but when someone else scores, teams change their game plan," said Trenkle, who recorded his third hat trick of the season.

Compitello, who had a game-high four assists, agreed with Trenkle's assessment. "Jordan and Kevin draw a lot of attention, so it's up to the other guys to score."

Juniors Russ Bonanno (Seaford, N.Y.) and Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia) and freshman Kyle Zorn (Severna Park, Md.) each scored two goals.

Junior Jared LeVerne (Jericho, N.Y.), a short stick defensive midfielder, tallied a career-high four points on a goal and three assists.

Senior Adam Rand (Niantic, Conn.) 20 of 29 faceoffs and recorded nine ground balls.

Senior Rob Camposa (Syosset, N.Y.) made 11 saves before being replaced by senior John Bella  (Oceanside, N.Y.) who had four saves in just over nine minutes.

Stony Brook will travel to face Vermont next Saturday in Burlington at 3:00 p.m. With a win, the Seawolves would become the first America East team to go undefeated in conference play in back-to-back seasons since Hofstra did it from 1996-98. 

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