Penn State vs. Stony Brook
March 18, 2006
The Game Story:
University Park, Pa. - Sean Chamberlain's man-up tally with 2:35 remaining snapped a 10-10 tie and lifted Stony Brook to an exciting 11-10 win over Penn State Saturday afternoon in a game played indoors at Holuba Hall. The Seawolves rallied from a 9-8 deficit heading into the final quarter to improve to 2-3 on the season. Penn State dropped to 2-3.

"It was a great win for today," said head coach Lars Tiffany. "We showed a great deal of toughness to beat a good Penn State squad and I am very proud of our team."

Trailing 9-8 entering the final quarter, Adam Marksberry drew Stony Brook even when he darted from behind the Penn State goal to slip a shot past Drew Adams at the 13:57 mark. Less than three minutes later, Chris Tracey whistled a shot over the shoulder of Adams and SB held a 10-9 lead with 9:45 to play.

Chamberlain almost put Stony Brook up two goals when his shot hit the post on the ensuing possession. Penn State took advantage of its good fortune, as it scooped up the carom and raced the length of the field, knotting the game at 10 when Nate Whitaker converted a feed from Andrew Mackrides at 7:32.

Late in the game, PSU's Matt Mulqueen was flagged for cross-checking Ryan Hughes and the Seawolves sent on the man-up unit with 2:54 to play. Jason Cappadoro triggered the play from behind the Penn State goal, finding Chamberlain alone on the doorstep in front of Adams. Chamberlain made no mistake, quick-sticking the pass to the right of Adams for the game-winning goal.

Stony Brook overcame another slow start after falling behind 2-0 early in the first quarter. After bouncing back with two straight goals, PSU scored three in a row en route to building a 6-4 lead after one quarter. The Seawolves then dominated the second stanza, outscoring the Nittany Lions 3-0 and Chamberlain's first goal of the game 14 seconds before the break gave SB a 7-6 lead at halftime.

Penn State rallied in the third quarter as Stony Brook was flagged six times. The Nittany Lions converted two of those chances to lead 9-8 after three.

Cappadoro finished with four goals and two assists. Chamberlain had his best game of the season with two goals and two assists and Brendan Callahan was outstanding in the net for SB, making a season-high 19 saves.

Stony Brook is back in action on March 28 when it hosts Rutgers. Face-off is 7 p.m.