Stony Brook vs. Marist
March 25, 2008
The Game Story:
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Bo Tripodi (Hauppauge, N.Y.) scored a season-high four goals, including the 100th of his career, and Stony Brook scored six unanswered goals to start the game as the Seawolves easily took care of Marist, 14-4, in men's lacrosse action tonight. Seven different players scored goals for Stony Brook, which improved to 4-3 with the victory.

"I feel good about the game tonight," said Stony Brook head coach Rick Sowell. "We kept the score down; we have not done that in a while. We scored some goals and everyone got to play. Now we are back on track and looking forward to our first America East game at UMBC on Saturday."

Tripodi started the scoring in the game, getting an unassisted score at 13:09 that gave Stony Brook a lead it would never relinquish. The Seawolves went on to score three more in the first while their defense limited Marist (0-7) to just four shots, three of which were turned aside by sophomore Alex Kajencki (Medfield, Mass.).

Goals by sophomore Josh Eustice (Orchard Park, N.Y.) and senior Ryan Hughes (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) in the second quarter put Stony Brook up 6-0 before Marist got on the scoreboard on a goal from Keegan Blaney with just 2:17 left in the half. Stony Brook went on to out shoot Marist 24-11 in the first half, taking the 6-1 advantage into the locker room.

Senior Bobby Trenkle (Commack, N.Y.) continued the SBU offensive surge in the third quarter, scoring off an assist from senior Rhys Duch (Victoria, British Columbia) just over a minute in to make it 7-1. Tripodi scored again a minute and a half later from freshman Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia), building the lead to seven goals. A flurry of three goals in the final 48 seconds of the quarter, two from Stony Brook, made it 11-3 in favor of the Seawolves going into the fourth.

Stony Brook pushed its lead all the way to 14-3 with three straight goals to start the fourth before Marist could ever get back on the scoreboard again.

Trenkle finished with three goals and an assist, with Tripodi adding an assist for a five-point night. Hughes and senior Owen Adams (Norwalk, Conn.) added a pair of goals apiece while Crowley handed out a team-high three assists. Tripodi's goal in the third quarter was the 100th of his career, making him just one of three Stony Brook players to achieve the milestone. He joins Kevin Pall ('99-'02) and Courtney Wilson ('94-'97) in the 100-goal club.

Stony Brook return to the road for its next game as it opens America East Conference play at #13 UMBC on Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.