April 30, 2011

Stony Brook Wraps Up Perfect AE Season

from press release

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Senior Jordan McBride (New Westminster, British Columbia) tallied four goals and junior Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia) added three as the #14 Stony Brook men's lacrosse team held off Vermont, 12-9, in America East lacrosse action on Saturday.

The win gives the Seawolves (9-3, 5-0) an outright America East regular season title and undefeated conference season for the second year in a row. Stony Brook, which earned the top seed in conference tournament, will host a semifinal game at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Its opponent will be determined after tonight's other America East contests.

"Now we're looking forward to Wednesday," coach Rick Sowell said. "Give Vermont a lot of credit. They haven't quit all year, and that's a testament to their coaching staff and players. I'll take a win any day."

McBride scored three of his four goals in the first quarter. He has 165 career goals, which is tied for 16th all-time in Division I history with Doug Knight of Virginia. Campbell scored two of his three goals in the second quarter, giving him 11 goals in his last four games. His 29 career hat tricks also lead all active players.

After Campbell's goal at 9:58 of the second quarter gave Stony Brook a 7-3 lead, Tom Frasca's goal off the face-off was as close as Vermont got until its final goal of the game. Goals from McBride, senior Timmy Trenkle (Commack, N.Y.), Campbell and junior Graham Adams (Royal Oak, Mich.) allowed the Seawolves to extend the lead to 11-4 with 11:44 left in the game.

Geoff Worley led Vermont (6-9, 1-4) with two goals and two assists.

Senior Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia) added a goal and three assists, upping his career-point total to 224, tops among all active Division I players.

Stony Brook's defense was led by senior goalie Rob Camposa (Syosset, N.Y.), who finished with 13 saves, nine in the second half.

"Our senior class has led us to this point," said Sowell. "Jordan and Kevin and Rob have played such key roles for us this year."

Stony Brook leads the all-time series, 11-0, with today's victory. Trenkle, who finished with a goal and two assists, has 24 points this season, a career-best.

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