Stony Brook vs. Binghamton
April 30, 2005
The Game Story:
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Phil Cavallo's third goal of the game with 8:52 remaining capped a rally that saw the Bearcats score five unanswered goals to register a 9-8 win over Stony Brook Saturday afternoon. The loss dropped Stony Brook to 9-5, 4-2 and scuttled any chance for the Seawolves to host a playoff game next week in the America East playoffs.

Leading 5-4 at the break, Bo Tripodi scored a pair of goals 22 seconds apart early in third and Rhys Duch added another at the 8:29 mark to give the Seawolves an 8-4 lead. Stony Brook would not score again.

A lucky bounce less than two minutes later would trigger the Bearcat comeback. As Cavallo drove to the Stony Brook net, the ball was knocked from his stick and rolled into the SB crease. Brendan Callahan attempted to scoop up the ball but instead pushed it into the goal to make the score 8-5.

Rob Williams then scored a pair of goals 1:56 apart and Nate Kerstein chipped in with a man-up goal with 21 seconds remaining in the third quarter to even the game at 8.

Cavallo's goal in the fourth was the only goal of the quarter.

Stony Brook held leads of 1-0, 2-1 and 4-2 in the first half but sloppy play that plagued the hosts all afternoon allowed Binghamton to stay close. Two turnovers led to goals by Matt McNamara and Williams that kept the Bearcats within a goal at the break.

Cavallo and Williams each scored three goals apiece and goalie Kevin McKeown made eight saves to earn the win. Binghamton improved to 4-8, 4-2.

Tripodi scored five goals, equalling his career high, to lead the Seawolves. Callahan, who relieved Matt Ural in the second half, took the loss.

The loss locks in Stony Brook as the No. 4 seed in next week's America East tournament. The Seawolves will play the winner of tonight's Albany-UMBC matchup on Wednesday, May 4. Game time will be at 3:30 at Albany or 7:30 at UMBC.