Delaware vs. Stony Brook
March 13, 2010
The Game Story:
Newark, Del. (March 13, 2010) – Junior Jordan McBride (New Westminster, British Columbia) had a game-high seven goals to lead the #18/15 Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team past #14/14 Delaware, 16-12, at Delaware Stadium on Saturday afternoon. McBride, who went over the 100-goal mark on Saturday, scored four in the second quarter as the Seawolves (3-1) erased a 4-1 Blue Hens’ lead. He now has 20 goals in three career games vs. Delaware (4-2). Senior Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) added two goals and three assists. Sophomore Kyle Belton (Langley, British Columbia) and junior Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia) had two goals apiece. Curtis Dickson paced Delaware with six goals. Grant Kaleikau totaled a game-high five assists.

“I feel good teams win on the road,” head coach Rick Sowell said. “This is a big win on the road against a ranked opponent in adverse weather conditions. I’m real proud of this team for how they battled.”

Delaware jumped out to a 4-1 lead after 15 minutes of play before Stony Brook’s explosive offense got started. McBride’s first goal of the day, a man-up tally from Compitello made it a two-goal game. Sophomore Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia) and McBride scored 13 seconds apart and just like that, the game was tied at four.

Junior Adam Rand (Niantic, Conn.), who won 17-of-28 faceoffs on Saturday, won 8-of-10 in the second quarter. McBride totaled four of Stony Brook’s nine goals in the second quarter. Belton’s tally off an assist from Crowley made it 7-4 before Dickson’s goal as the Seawolves held Delaware without a goal for almost 11 minutes.

Crowley and junior Vonzel LeGall (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) scored 12 seconds apart before Dickson, again, scored for Delaware. But after Rand won another faceoff and with six seconds left in the first half, Belton scored on an assist from McBride to give Stony Brook a 10-6 lead heading into the locker rooms.

The Seawolves took their biggest lead of the game after Compitello’s eighth goal of the season. Delaware scored the final three goals of the third quarter and the first of the fourth quarter to make it a one-goal game.

But Rand, who has won every faceoff he’s needed to in crucial moments, won the ensuing faceoff. Senior Steven Waldeck (Levittown, N.Y.), who had game-highs of nine ground balls and three caused turnovers, scooped up the loose ball and found McBride for the goal.

McBride scored back-to-back for his team-leading 19th goal and Crowley scored his 11th of the season just 17 seconds later as the Seawolves re-took the four-goal advantage. Compitello and McBride, the America East Player of the Game, capped the visitors’ scoring before Dickson man-down goal with 35 seconds left.

In addition to four points, Crowley recorded eight ground balls. LeGall had a career-high five ground balls. Paar made six of his season-high 15 saves in the fourth quarter.

Stony Brook returns home for a three-game homestand beginning with St. John’s on Tuesday night at 7 pm. The game against the Red Storm will be the first meeting since 1986.