Stony Brook vs. Denver
March 20, 2010
The Game Story:
March 20, 2010

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Juniors Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia) and Jordan McBride (New Westminster, British Columbia) each scored three goals but it was not enough as Denver rallied to top the #12/15 (IL/USILA) Stony Brook men's lacrosse team, 13-12, on Saturday afternoon at LaValle Stadium. The Pioneers outscored the Seawolves, 6-1, in the fourth quarter. Senior Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) had a goal and four assists for Stony Brook (4-2), which had eight different players score goals. Mark Matthews and Patrick Rogers tallied three goals apiece for Denver (4-4).

"We didn't make enough plays down the stretch to win it," head coach Rick Sowell said. "Give Denver credit for battling back; they had some long possessions and were able to make some plays."

Stony Brook led 5-1 after one quarter and 6-1, its largest lead, after McBride's 24th goal of the season. Compitello's goal, the first of the game, came from his knees. Denver scored four straight to get within one, but Crowley's goal with four seconds left in the first half gave Stony Brook a two-goal advantage.

The Pioneers tied the game at seven, but the Seawolves started to pull away, getting goals from Crowley, McBride, sophomore Kyle Belton (Langley, British Columbia) and senior Steven Waldeck (Levittown, N.Y.). Belton's goal was the only man-up score of the afternoon.

Following a clear attempt, senior Michael Sopko (Shoreham, N.Y.) found McBride (America East Player of the Game), who scored his third of the game to make it 12-8.

Five different players scored for Denver in the fourth quarter. Charley Dickenson's goal with 2:37 was the game-winner. Crowley and Compitello each took a shot with under 10 seconds left.

Waldeck finished with a game-high seven ground balls. Senior Charlie Paar (Huntington, N.Y.) made 11 saves for the Seawolves, who were 3-3 in their man-down defense.

Stony Brook is home for #7/10 Cornell on Tuesday night. Face-off is scheduled for 7 pm.