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Off On The Right Foot: Men’s Lacrosse Takes Season Opener

Junior Jordan McBride (New Westminster, Canada) scored eight goals as the Stony Brook men’s lacrosse team won its 2010 season opener, 21-14, over visiting Siena.

Stony Brook dominated early, scoring nine of the first 10 goals to grab a 9-1 lead. The Seawolves took a 3-0 lead before Siena could even take a shot towards a goal.  The Seawolves managed one more goal, McBride’s first of the game, before Siena finally found the scoresheet.

McBride, who was named a preseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse, also had two assists.

Kevin Crowley (New Westminster, Canada), who was also named a preseason All-American, contributed four goals and five assists, including four first-half assists to McBride.

Stony Brook’s quick start yielded a 12-3 halftime lead.  The Seawolves came out of the locker room looking like the second half would be the same, as they scored the first two goals of the third quarter.

Siena, who last year was an NCAA tournament team and MAAC league champion, fought back, scoring six unanswered goals to close the gap to five with 3:36 to go in the third.

But Stony Brook, who is a favorite in the America East this year, buckled down and took care of business with McBride, Crowley and senior Tom Compitello (Hauppauge, N.Y.) combining for the Seawolves’ last six goals on the way to victory.  Compitello scored three goals and had three assists in the game.

Junior Adam Rand (Niantic, Conn.) won 29 of his 39 faceoffs for the Seawolves.

Stony Brook (1-0) now has a week off before traveling South to take on #3 Virginia at 3 p.m. next Saturday.

The Seawolves return home on March 6, for a game against Towson at LaValle Stadium.

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