#8 Stony Brook Tops UVM to Win AE Regular-Season Title

Stony Brook, N.Y. (May 1, 2010) Junior Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, British Columbia) tied a career-high with five goals and senior Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) tallied a goal and five assists, a career-high, to lead the #8 Stony Brook men's lacrosse team to a 16-10 victory over Vermont on Saturday evening at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.

Junior Timmy Trenkle (Commack, N.Y.), sophomore Kyle Belton (Langley, British Columbia) and sophomore Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia) each recorded two goals.

The Seawolves (10-3, 5-0 America East) claim their first ever America East regular-season title and win 10 games for the first time in five seasons. Derek Lichtfuss led Vermont (3-12, 2-3) with three goals and an assist.

"We're playing the best lacrosse at the time of year we want to," head coach Rick Sowell said. "Now the real season starts."

Nine different players scored for Stony Brook in the game, including five in the first quarter, as the Seawolves built a 6-0 lead. Trenkle scored both of his goals in the first 15 minutes and senior Paul Randazzo (Smithtown, N.Y.) also tallied a goal, his first as a Seawolf.

Crowley's second of the night gave SBU a 7-0 advantage off an assist from Compitello, who had three first-half assists. The goal from Crowley made it 22 unanswered goals by Stony Brook.

A.J. Masson scored for Vermont at 11:21 of the second quarter. The goal was the first scored by an opponent against Stony Brook in 71:21 of game action.

Vermont trimmed the lead to 7-3, and trailed 8-4 at halftime.

Stony Brook answered, though, with seven straight goals for the second time tonight, as it took a 10-goal lead, 15-5, its biggest of the night. Six different Seawolves scored during the streak, including junior Brett Drost's (Wading River, N.Y.) first collegiate goal. Crowley capped the spurt, as he did in the first half, this time coming from Trenkle, who finished with two assists.

The Catamounts scored four straight goals to cut the lead to six, 15-9, but Crowley scored the third of Stony Brook's three man-up goals to seal the deal. Crowley's final tally of the night gave him 40 for the season, a new career-high, and scored five goals for the third time this season.

Senior Charlie Paar (Huntington, N.Y.) made 10 saves. Senior Chris Gignilliat (Cicero, N.Y.) recorded a career-high five ground balls.

Stony Brook, seeded first in the America East Men's Lacrosse Championship, will host #4 Vermont on Wednesday at a time to be determined.

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STONY BROOK, N.Y. - #8 Stony Brook jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter and the Seawolves remained undefeated in America East play with a 16-10 victory against the Catamounts at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Saturday night.

Junior Kevin Crowley posted four goals and an assist for Stony Brook (10-3, 5-0 America East) who clinched their first America East regular-season title. Junior Derrick Lichtfuss (Lutherville, Md.) led the way for Vermont (3-12, 2-3 America East) with three goals and an assist.

Junior Timmy Trenkle, sophomore Robbie Campbell and sophomore Kyle Belton each scored twice for the Seawolves. Senior Charlie Paar had 10 saves. Stony Brook finished the America East regular season undefeated for the first time in school history.

Sophomore Geoff Worley (Coronado, Calif.) scored twice for the Catamounts and junior Kyle Sminkey (White River Jct., Vt.), sophomore Cal Case (Columbus, Ohio), freshmen A.J. Masson (Newmarket, Ont.), Drew Philie (Sandwich, Mass.) and Garrett Virtue (Rye, N.Y.) all scored for the Catamounts. Sophomore goalie David Barton (Hanover, Mass.) stopped 5 shots.

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