Men's lacrosse falls to Binghamton in OT

Senior Jeff Tundo
 
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April 6, 2013

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team rallied from a nine-goal deficit to tie the game at 13, but Binghamton's Michael Antinozzi's goal with 1:02 left in the first overtime lifted the Bearcats to a 14-13 win over the Seawolves Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

Freshmen Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) and Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) each scored three goals for Stony Brook (6-5, 1-1 America East), which scored four goals over the first 42-plus minutes and nine in the final 20.

Senior Jeff Tundo (Orchard Park, N.Y.) added two goals and two assists for the Seawolves, who garnered their first loss when scoring at least 10 goals.

Matt Springer led Binghamton (5-5, 1-1) with a game-high six goals.

Coach Jim Nagle's Reaction

  • "A heck of a comeback by our guys.  Certainly had we won, it easily would have been the best comeback I've ever been a part of.  Our start was really bad.  We didn't execute our fundamentals on offense and our defense was porous.  Our backs are against the wall a bit, but we don't have time to feel sorry for ourselves; we have a really tough home game against UMBC next week.”

Turning Point

  • Binghamton, which led 7-3 at halftime, took its biggest lead of the game, 13-4, after a goal from Brandon Planck.  But the Stony Brook offense woke up.  Seven different players scored goals for the Seawolves, including two from Eastwood and Tundo.  Eastwood's goal with 57 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 13.
  • Binghamton opened the overtime with a face-off win, but turned the ball over.  Stony Brook had an extended possession, but also turned it over.  After a good clear, Antinozzi dodged left to right and scored from 12 yards out.

 

 

By the Numbers

  • Stony Brook scored seven goals in a quarter for a second straight game
  • Senior Dan Shaughnessy (Sudbury, Mass.) made six saves in the fourth quarter.
  • Junior Cody Vassallo's (Elmont, N.Y.) tally in transition was his first collegiate goal.
  • Senior JJ Laforet (Georgetown, Ontario) posted six ground balls for a second straight game.  Laforet also has a goal in back-to-back games.
  • During Stony Brook's nine-goal run, the Seawolves won only four of the ensuing 11 draws.
  • Stony Brook was 4-0 when committing 11 or fewer turnovers entering today's game.  The Seawolves had 11 against Binghamton.
  • Eastwood has 19 goals in his last six games after scoring seven in the first five.
  • Binghamton was held scoreless for 23:38 of game action before its overtime goal.

News & Notes

  • The loss to Binghamton snapped an eight-game winning streak, a span that dates back to 2006.
  • Stony Brook is 19-3 in its last 22 regular-season conference games.
  • Tundo has already surpassed last year's point total of 45 with at least four games to go.  He has 26 goals and 20 assists this season.

Up Next

  • Stony Brook will face UMBC on Saturday, April 13 at 4 p.m.  The Retrievers beat Vermont, 19-6, in their last contest.