Stony Brook defeats Albany, 15-0, in men's lacrosse
Tom Compitello had five goals and two assists and Kevin Crowley added three goals and three assists as Stony Brook beat host Albany, 15-0, in men's lacrosse Saturday night.
"We gave up a bunch of goals to Binghamton last week," said coach Rick Sowell, whose team had needed a save by Charlie Paar as time expired to preserve a 17-16 win over the Bearcats. "But our guys have a lot of pride. They didn't feel like they played Stony Brook lacrosse against Binghamton and wanted to come out with a different attitude tonight."
Jordan McBride and Robbie Campbell scored twice each. McBride, who has 46 goals after scoring 42 last season and 44 in 2008, needs two goals to break the school record of 133 set by Kevin Pall in 2002.
The Seawolves, ranked No. 12 in the USILA Division I coaches poll, won their fifth straight game. Stony Brook (9-3, 4-0) clinched a share of the America East regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. A win over Vermont Saturday in their regular-season finale would give the Seawolves the outright title for the first time in school history.
In the conference tournament, Stony Brook will host a semifinal May 5 and, if it advances, the final on May 8.
It was the first time Stony Brook has shut out Albany in men's lacrosse and the first time since 2002 that the Seawolves have held the Great Danes to fewer than 10 goals. Albany is 3-10, 2-2.
Paar had 11 saves, Travis Lyons picked up four ground balls and Adam Rand won 13 of 18 faceoffs.