McBride's Six Goals Lead #19/20 Men's Lacrosse Past UMBC, 14-11
April 3, 2010
Baltimore, Md. - Junior Jordan McBride (New Westminster, British Columbia) scored a game-high six goals, four in the second quarter, to lead the #19/20 (IL/USILA) Stony Brook men's lacrosse team past UMBC, 14-11. The win snapped a five-game losing streak against UMBC, which was led by Matt Latham's four goals and Jamie Kimbles' two goals and two assists. Stony Brook (6-3, 1-0 America East) also broke UMBC's 13-game conference home winning streak. Junior Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia) added three goals and two assists and sophomore Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia) had a goal and a career-high four assists to pace the Seawolves. UMBC is 1-6, 0-1.
"What a big win for our team," head coach Rick Sowell said. "It was important to get conference play off to a good start. Considering our recent struggles against UMBC, it feels even better. I'm proud of the team's overall performance, coming off a great week of practice."
Stony Brook took a 3-0 lead on goals by Crowley, senior Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) and sophomore Kyle Belton (Langley, British Columbia). Campbell and senior Steven Waldeck (Levittown, N.Y.) also scored in the first quarter, giving the Seawolves five different goal scorers in the period.
After UMBC closed to within 5-2, McBride got to work, scoring six of Stony Brook's next seven goals. Leading by as many as five in the second quarter, McBride's 35th of the season gave the visitors a 9-4 advantage. McBride earned America East Player of the Game honors.
The Retrievers scored four straight goals to make a 9-8 game, but McBride and Crowley scored eight seconds apart to give Stony Brook, which never trailed, an 11-8 lead.
Scott Hopmann's man-up goal made it a two-goal game, but that's as close as UMBC got. McBride and Belton scored the Seawolves' final two goals of the third quarter as they scored at least four goals in a quarter for the 16th time this season including today.
UMBC and Stony Brook combined for two goals in the final period, as Crowley and Latham were the two fourth-quarter goal scorers. Latham was named America East Player of the Game for UMBC.
Senior Charlie Paar (Huntington, N.Y.) was outstanding, finishing with a season-high 15 saves. Ten of the 15 came in the second half. Junior Adam Rand (Niantic, Conn.) continued his solid play at the face-off `x', winning 19-of-28 attempts. He also added a game-high seven ground balls.
Stony Brook, the nation's most accurate shooting team entering today's game, was outshot by UMBC, 36-26, but connected on 14 of 19 shots on goal.
Stony Brook returns home to face America East rival Hartford on next Saturday evening. Face-off is scheduled for 7 pm.