Senior Robbie Campbell tied his career high with four goals and redshirt freshman Mike Rooney also scored four as the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team defeated University of Maryland-Baltimore County, 10-8, Saturday night in Baltimore.
Stony Brook (4-7, 3-0 America East) led 9-2 late in the third quarter, but Scott Jones scored four of his five goals in the fourth quarter as UMBC (4-6, 2-1) reeled off five straight goals. But Rooney scored unassisted at 8:11 of the fourth to give the Seawolves a 10-7 lead.
"Rooney's goal was huge,'' Stony Brook coach Jim Nagle said. "They really got rolling in the fourth quarter, but Mike's goal stemmed the tide.''
Rooney registered his fourth straight hat trick and sixth this season. He leads all freshman midfielders nationally with 26 goals.
The Seawolves won for the 17th consecutive time in conference regular-season play since falling to UMBC on March 28, 2009.
Campbell scored all four of his goals in the first half. "Robbie's just a great player,'' Nagle said. "He played a great team game that really stood out in the first half.''
The Stony Brook defense, led by junior goalie Sean Brady, held the Retrievers scoreless for stretches of 12:17 and 20:37 in the first three quarters. Brady, who made 17 saves at Binghamton last week, stopped eight shots in the first half and 13 for the game.
Campbell scored three of Stony Brook's five goals in the first quarter, taking only three shots. He scored two goals unassisted and was helped by a terrific pass from Jeff Tundo for a third.
Campbell scored his fourth after faking a toss to Tundo, making it 6-1.