Stony Brook completed the comeback, but didn’t get the win.
Playing Binghamton at home on Saturday, the Seawolves saw themselves down 13-4 toward the end of the third quarter and managed to rally and score nine straight goals to bring the game to overtime.
However, with 1:02 left to play in the extra session, Binghamton’s Michael Antinozzi spoiled Stony Brook’s comeback, scoring from 12 yards out.
Binghamton opened the game with a 3-2 lead after the first quarter and opened the second quarter with four unanswered goals. After Stony Brook freshman midfielder Challen Rogers ended the run late in the quarter, Binghamton held a 7-3 lead at the end of the first half.
Despite Rogers’ goal, Binghamton continued its dominance in the third quarter, scoring the half’s first three goals. After Stony Brook’s Rogers scored again at the 12:02 mark of the quarter, Binghamton scored three more straight goals and held a 13-4 lead with 5:40 left in the quarter.
Stony Brook sophomore midfielder Mike Andreassi scored with 2:39 left in the third quarter, which would spark the Seawolves’ comeback.
After sophomore attack Mike Rooney scored with nine seconds left in the quarter, Stony Brook rang off seven goals in the fourth quarter. Freshman attack Brody Eastwood tied the game with 57 seconds left in the game.
Eastwood and Rogers led the Seawolves with three goals each, continuing their strong rookie seasons. Senior midfielder Jeff Tundo had two goals and two assists for Stony Brook.
Binghamton was led by Matt Springer, who led all goal-scorers with six tallies. The Bearcats’ Alex Doerflein had 13 ground balls.
Binghamton outshot Stony Brook 44-31, and won the ground ball battle 42-23.
Stony Brook freshman goalkeeper Dan Shaughnessy made six saves in the loss.
The Seawolves are now 1-1 in America East play, and have a 6-5 overall record. They next take on UMBC on Saturday at LaValle Stadium at 4 p.m.