Binghamton vs. Stony Brook
April 3, 2004
The Game Story:
Binghamton, N.Y. - The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team suffered its first loss in nearly a month as Binghamton handed them a 9-7 defeat in America East action Saturday afternoon. Matt McNamara's game-winning tally with 5:52 remaining in the game snapped the Seawolves four-game win streak to drop them to 4-4 overall, 1-1 in conference play.

Adam Marksberry's third goal of game, a man-up tally nine seconds into the fourth quarter gave Stony Brook a 7-6 lead, its first lead since a 2-1 advantage early in the second quarter. The lead would be short-lived, as Binghamton would rally with down the stretch.

Brian Chaapel got the Bearcats rolling, scoring the equalizer at 11:02 of the fourth to pull Binghamton even at 7-7. Later in the quarter, Phil Cavallo found McNamara cutting around the back of the SB net and McNamara darted in front and fired a shot past goalie Brendan Callahan to put Binghamton (3-4, 1-0) ahead to stay, 8-7. Stony Brook had a chance to tie the game with just over two minutes to go, but was penalized for too many men on the field which gave the ball back to the Bearcats in the final minutes of play.

After the man-up situation expired, Stony Brook shut off the Binghamton attackers and double-teamed the ball as Callahan roamed out of the goal. McNamara eluded the double-team and broke in alone on goal and dumped the ball into the empty net with 48 seconds on the clock to seal the win for the Bearcats.

Things looked good early for Stony Brook as Jason Cappadoro put SB up 1-0 off a feed from Ryan Maehr at 12:14 of the first quarter. Rob Williams answered for Binghamton near the end of the quarter to draw the teams even.

Marksberry put the Seawolves ahead 2-1, scoring off the second quarter face-off as Brian Alfano found him alone at the side of the Binghamton goal. The Bearcats responded with three straight tallies in a span of 5:21 to pull ahead 4-2 before Adam Zetzer's fourth goal of the season sliced the lead to 4-3 with 6:21 to go before the half.

Jeff Santucci's unassisted tally once again extended Binghamton's lead to two goals but Cappadoro cashed in for the Seawolves with 13 seconds remaining in the half to get SB within 5-4 at the break.

Callahan, the nation's leader in goals against average and save percentage, made 10 saves and was saddled with his first setback since a March 13 loss against Cornell. Binghamton's Kevin McKeown stopped 12 Stony Brook shots to earn the win.

Marksberry four points (3g, 1a) set a new career high while Cappadoro finished with two goals and an assist. Kyle Pearl was outstanding for the Seawolves scooping up 11 ground balls and adding an assist.

Stony Brook is back in action next Saturday when it travels to Albany. Face-off is 1 p.m.