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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Warney takes home All-Met first-team honors

#Seawolves sophomore just the second in program history to be named to first team.

NEW YORK - Sophomore Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) of the Stony Brook men's basketball team has been named first-team All-Met Division I by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Warney will be honored at the annual Met Writers banquet Tuesday night at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, N.Y.

Warney is Stony Brook's seventh all-time All-Met selection and just the second to make first team, joiningMuhammad El-Amin, who was selected in 2010. Warney is also now the program's second-ever two-time All-Met selection. Warney was a third-team honoree as a freshman last season.

Of the 18 All-Met selections, Warney was one of only four sophomores to earn a spot and the only sophomore on the first team.

Warney enjoyed a powerful sophomore campaign in which he led Stony Brook in field goal percentage (.616), scoring (14.5 PPG), rebounding (8.0 RPG) and blocks (42). His field goal percentage led America East and was fifth in the nation. He was named the 2014 America East Player of the Year, first-team All-America East, first-team All-NABC District 1, Associated Press All-America honorable mention and CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major All-America.

Warney was just the fourth player in America East history to go from winning Rookie of the Year as a freshman to taking Player of the Year as a sophomore, joining Northeastern's Reggie Lewis (1984) and Vermont's T.J. Sorrentine (2001) and Taylor Coppenrath (2002) in an exclusive group.

During his sophomore year, Warney had 10 double-doubles, 18 games of 15 points or more, five games of 20 or more points and 10 games of 10 rebounds or more. His signature game of the season was a monster 32-point, 21-rebound performance in Stony Brook's 104-102, triple-overtime win at Detroit on Nov. 24. That weekend, he played in three games averaging 24.0 points and 14.3 rebounds while shooting a crazy 73.2 percent (30-for-41), earning him MVP honors for the 2KSports Classic Detroit Subregional.

Warney also was named to the 2014 America East Championship All-Tournament team after averaging 12.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks.

All-Met Teams
First Team
Sean Armand, Iona
George Beamon, Manhattan
Jason Brickman, LIU-Brooklyn
Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall
D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's
Jameel Warney, Stony Brook
Second Team
Rhamel Brown, Manhattan
A.J. English, Iona
Branden Frazier, Fordham
Alex Rosenberg, Columbia
JaKarr Sampson, St. John's
Kyle Wilson, Army
Third Team
Kadeem Jack, Rutgers
David Laury, Iona
Myles Mack, Rutgers
Sidney Sanders Jr., Fairleigh Dickinson
Eugene Teague, Seton Hall
Zeke Upshaw, Hofstra
Haggerty Player of the Year: D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's
Rookie of the Year: Jon Severe, Fordham
Peter A. Carlesimo Coach of the Year: Steve Masiello, Manhattan

Monday, April 21, 2014

O'Boyle named Met Writers Coach of the Year, Proctor All-Met

NEW YORK – After leading the Stony Brook women’s basketball team to its best season in program history, head coach Beth O’Boyle and junior forward Sabre Proctor continue to reap praise. O’Boyle has been named Met Writers Coach of the Year, and Proctor was selected third-team All-Met, the Met Basketball Writers Association announced Monday.
O’Boyle will be recognized at the 81st Annual Haggerty Awards Dinner Tuesday night at the Westchester Marriot in Tarrytown, N.Y.
In her third year on the bench, O’Boyle mentored the Seawolves to their second consecutive 10-win improvement. The team won a Division I program-record 24 games, tied for the most in school history with the 1986-87 Division III team. Stony Brook went 13-3 in America East play, its best mark since 2006-07 (14-2) and tied a program-high second-place finish in the regular-season standings.
One week after the Seawolves ended Albany’s conference-record, nation-long 38-game America East winning streak, O’Boyle led them to their second-ever conference title game appearance and first since 2001-02. Stony Brook capped its historic campaign in its second Division I national postseason appearance when the squad played in the WNIT.
O’Boyle says defense wins, and she has built a championship-caliber program with stifling defense as a centerpiece. For the third straight season, Stony Brook finished in the top 50 nationally in points allowed per game. The Seawolves ranked 20th in Division I in rebounding margin (+7.6).

Proctor is the third Seawolf to be named All-Met and first since Mykeema Ford in 2007. After being named Preseason All-America East, the Harrisburg, Pa., product led the team and finished third in the league in scoring at 14.4 points per game. She scored in double figures in 27 of 33 games and now has 42 career double-digit scoring efforts to her name in her two-year career, a number that ranks sixth in Stony Brook history.  The first-team all-conference pick was fifth in the league in field goal percentage (.471) and sixth in free throw percentage (.772).


Sherry Jordan was named All-Met three times (2002, 2003, 2004).

O’Boyle and Proctor will join a host of key returners in ushering in a new era of Stony Brook women’s basketball as the program is set to move into Stony Brook Arena in the fall. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

#Seawolves club Binghamton, 12-2, to complete three-game sweep

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Four members of the Stony Brook baseball team had three-hit days, led by senior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.), who was 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored as the #Seawolves rocked Binghamton, 12-2, Sunday at Joe Nathan Field to complete a three-game sweep of the Bearcats.

Joining Courtney in the three-hit club were sophomore Jack Parenty, who was 3-for-5 with two RBI, freshman Casey Baker (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.), who was 3-for-for with an RBI and sophomore Johnny Caputo(Toronto, Ontario), who was  3-for-4 and hit his first collegiate home run.

Stony Brook, which posted season highs in hits (18) and extra-base hits (10), has now won 10 of its last 11 games and 20 of its last 25 to improve to 20-11 overall and 7-1 in America East. The Bearcats slip to 9-18 overall and 4-7 in conference.

Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction
"This was a big weekend for us. Binghamton was the defending champs bringing back basically the same team. For us to go out there and not only win the series but also sweep them was a terrific accomplishment. Our hitting has been contagious, and we fed off of Kevin's big home run today. One guy fed off the next, especially in RBI situations. Also, we played stifling defense this week, and that's as big a part of our game as our pitching and hitting."

Turning Point
Stony Brook was trailing Binghamton 1-0 in the bottom of the second. Courtney took care of that problem with one swing of the bat, leading off with a towering right field home run that tied the game. Junior Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) drew a walk and then scored on Baker's long RBI double to the left-center gap. Baker went on to score on a wild pitch, and freshman Toby Handley (Whitby, Ontario), who reached base on a bunt single, scored on a suicide squeeze bunt from senior Josh Mason (Woodland Hills, Calif.) The #Seawolves turned a 1-0 deficit into a 4-1 lead.

Stony Brook pushed ahead for good in the sixth inning. Already leading 6-2, the #Seawolves kept coming as Caputo led off with a homer to left field. Parenty and junior Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, Calif.) both doubled, and they both came home on Courtney's opposite field double down the left field line. Peragine singled Courtney home, giving the #Seawolves a 10-2 lead and full control of the game.

The #Seawolves pitching staff delivered another stellar effort, holding Binghamton to five hits and none after the sixth inning. The defense was also impressive, especially from Handley, who robbed Binghamton's Jake Thomas of a home run in the fifth inning and had a great running catch down the right field line in foul territory in the fourth inning.

Inside the Numbers
  • Stony Brook delivered a season-high 18 hits, including a season high in extra-base hits with 10. It's the fourth time this season the team has scored 10+ runs in a game.
  • Binghamton had five hits and drew five walks. The team left eight men on base.
  • Four players had three-hit days for Stony Brook. Courtney was 3-for-4 with four RBI, three runs scored and his first home run of the season. Parenty was 3-for-5 with two RBI. Baker was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Caputo was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and his first career home run.
  • Courtney now has 28 RBI this season, which leads America East.
  • Eight of Stony Brook's nine starters had at least one hit and all of nine of them scored at least one run.
  • Sophomore Tyler Honahan (Parker, Colo.) started on the mound and went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out five, earning his fifth victory of the season.
  • Senior Bryan Tatelman (South Windsor, Conn.) and sophomore Nick Brass (Shirley, N.Y.) combined to pitch three hitless innings of relief.
  • Over the three-game sweep of Binghamton, the #Seawolves hit .346 as a team with 14 extra-base hits.

News & Notes
  • Stony Brook has now won 10 of its last 11 and 20 of its last 25 games.
  • The #Seawolves improve to 14-0 at Joe Nathan Field this season.
  • Stony Brook is in first place in America East, one game ahead of Hartford (6-2).
  • This was Stony Brook's first three-game sweep of Binghamton since May 13-14, 2011.
  • Stony Brook has clinched its 17th consecutive 20-win season.

Up Next
The #Seawolves will play Rhode Island at home in mid-week action Wednesday at Joe Nathan Field. They return to America East play Friday and Saturday with a three-game series at UMass Lowell.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

#Seawolves sweep doubleheader over Binghamton after walk-off game two win...Game 3 Sunday on WUSB, 11:45 a.m.

Final Stats 

 Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook baseball team swept a doubleheader from Binghamton in dramatic fashion as senior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) scored on a walk-off wild pitch in the 10th inning to lift the #Seawolves to a 5-4 win over the Bearcats in game two of a doubleheader Saturday at Joe Nathan Field. Stony Brook had beaten the Bearcats, 3-1, in the first game. Courtney scoring the run made a winner out of freshman Ryley MacEachern (Saugus, Mass.), who pitched five brilliant innings of shutout relief. Stony Brook continues its red hot play as it now has won 19 of its last 24 games to improve to 19-11 overall and 6-1 in America East. Binghamton falls to 9-17 overall and 4-6 in conference. Head Coach Matt Senk's Reaction "Today was an exciting doubleheader sweep. Despite the craziness of the second game, Ryley MacEachern did an outstanding job in relief, holding Binghamton scoreless over five innings to give us a chance to win. We're excited to be in this position going into Sunday's final game." Game One Turning Point Starters Tim Knesnik (Milford, Pa.) and Jack Rogalla matched zeroes for the first 4-1/2 innings. Then the #Seawolves struck in the fifth inning as sophomore Jack Parenty (Wantagh, N.Y.) ripped a triple to left center that brought home freshman Toby Handley (Whitby, Ontario) and sophomore Johnny Caputo (Toronto, Ontario). Parenty scored himself on a junior Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) single to center, giving the #Seawolves a 3-0 advantage. Binghamton threatened in the six, loading the bases on three consecutive Knesnik walks, but senior Bryan Tatelman (South Windsor, Conn.) came on and froze Brendan Skidmore with a breaking ball for a strikeout to end the threat. The Bearcats finally scored in the eighth and had the tying runs on base, but freshman Cameron Stone (West Haven, Conn.) came in and induced two groundouts to escape the jam. He then pitched a 1-2-3 scoreless ninth inning to record his sixth save of the year. Game Two Turning Point Binghamton took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh of a seven-inning game. With the backs against their walls, the #Seawolves rallied. Junior Robert Chavarria (Garden Grove, Calif.) drew a one-out walk and advanced to second when Binghamton pitcher Mike Bunal threw a wild pickoff toss past the first baseman. Senior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) then hit a fly ball to left field that should have been the final out, but left fielder Shaun McGraw dropped the ball for an error, allowing Courtney to score the tying run. The #Seawolves almost won it in the seventh when Courtney tried to score on a wild pitch, but he was thrown out at the plate on a throw from catcher Eddie Posavec to Bunal. The game extended to extra innings where MacEachern dominated, pitching five shutout frames. He gave up a leadoff 10th inning double to Zach Blanden, but he got Binghamton's 2-3-4 hitters out without an advance. In the bottom of the 10th, Krause hit a leadoff double and advanced to third on a Courtney single through the left side. Binghamton intentionally walked junior Cole Peragine (Belle Ewart, Ontario) to set up bases loaded, no outs. Bunal struck out freshman Casey Baker (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) and got Handley to ground to third, allowing David Schanz to force Krause out at home. That brought up Caputo, who was in the hole 1-2 in the count when Bunal uncorked another wild pitch. This time Courtney scored as the throw was off line, giving the #Seawolves the victory in walk-off fashion. Inside the Numbers Stony Brook had eight hits in game one and 11 hits in game two. In the two games, the team also drew seven walks. Binghamton had just four hits in game one, but then had 11 hits in game two. The team drew seven walks in game one, just two in game two. Parenty finished the day with four hits, three RBI and two runs scored to lead the team. He had two of the team's five extra-base hits on the day. Caputo was 3-for-6 with two runs in the doubleheader. Krause had two RBI and three hits in the two games. Peragine was 3-for-8 in the doubleheader. Knesnik started game one and pitched 5-2/3 shutout innings, allowing three hits and five walks. Tatelman allowed one run in 1-2/3 innings of relief. Stone earned his sixth save of the season after pitching 1-2/3 shutout innings. Senior Brandon McNitt (Chino Hills, Calif.) started game two and went five innings, allowing four runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out three. MacEachern earned the victory in game two after pitching five shutout innings. He scattered three hits, did not walk a batter and struck out three. Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook Hotel News & Notes Stony Brook has now won nine of its last 10 and 19 of its last 24 games. The #Seawolves improve to 13-0 at Joe Nathan Field this season. Stony Brook is now 2-2 in extra inning games this season and 6-6 in one-run affairs. Up Next Stony Brook and Binghamton close out the three-game series Sunday with a single noon game. The contest will be broadcast live on WUSB 90.1 FM.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

#Seawolves walk-off with win over Long Island rival Hofstra

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Junior Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) drove in the game-winning RBI in the seventh as the Stony Brook softball team beat Hofstra, 3-2, Thursday at University Field. The victory over the Pride was the first for the Seawolves (17-14), who stretched their record to 9-1 at home.
Head Coach Megan Bryant's Reaction
"I'm really glad we've renewed the rivalry with Hofstra. I look forward to playing them in the future. We've got some big games coming up this weekend as we continue with America East play."
After junior Allison Cukrov struck out the side in the top of the seventh, sophomore Diane Caruso(Middletown, N.Y.), pinch hitting for senior Nicole Schieferstein (Seaford, N.Y.), lined a single to right. Schieferstein, who re-entered the game for Caruso, advanced to second on senior Jessica Combs'(Hammonton, N.J.) sacrifice bunt. With two out and Schieferstein on third, Giosia lined an 0-1 fastball off the top of Hofstra third baseman Kim Smith's glove into left field.
Cukrov pitched another outstanding game, throwing a complete game. She allowed two runs, walked one and struck out 10 for the second time this season.
Hofstra tied the game at two in the third after an infield single from Erin Trippi drove in Rachel Senatore.
Stony Brook took a 2-1 lead in the second. Sophomore Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) lined a double to the gap in left, scoring sophomores Melissa Phelan (Saddle Brook, N.J.) and Alexandra Pisciotta (New Hyde Park, N.Y.).
By The Numbers
• Pisciotta went 3-for-3 for the second straight game and has seven hits in nine at bats since returning to the starting lineup
• Cukrov walked only one batter for the second straight game
• Phelan and Giosia each had two hits as the Seawolves outhit Hofstra, 11-6
• Giosia extended her hitting streak to nine games. She's 13-for-29 (.448) during the streak

News & Notes
• This was the first game against Hofstra since 2009, which was won by the Pride, 8-0
• Cukrov won her eighth straight decision and has not lost since March 8 (13 games)
• Stony Brook pitchers have allowed two earned runs or less in nine straight games
• Stony Brook is 7-0 when it doesn't commit an error
Up Next
Stony Brook will travel to face UMass Lowell for a three-game series this week. The series against the River Hawks will be the first since 1996 when the two programs were in Division II.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

#Seawolves renew rivalry with Hofstra Thursday

Game #31 • Stony Brook vs. Hofstra • 4 p.m.
Thurs., Apr. 10 • University Field • Stony Brook, N.Y.
The Last Meeting
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April 23, 2009
Hempstead, N.Y.
Hofstra Blanks Softball, 8-0
Stony Brook University softball dropped a midweek non-conference game to Hofstra on Thursday afternoon, 8-0. Senior Kelly Oberto (Spring Lake Heights, N.J.) and junior Vicki Kavitsky (Cherry Hill, N.J.) both picked up hits for the Seawolves. Erin Wade and Kayleigh Lotti combined on the shutout for the Pride. With the loss, Stony Brook drops to 30-10 (11-3 America East) while Hofstra improves to 23-16 (11-3 CAA).

Stony Brook Seawolves (16-14)
Head Coach: Megan Bryant, 14th season
Career Record: 728-646-7
Record at SBU: 384-339-3
Hofstra Pride (20-8)
Head Coach: Bill Edwards, 25th season
Career Record: 914-412-3
Record at HU: Same
Preview: The rivalry between Long Island's only two Division I programs will be renewed Thursday as Stony Brook hosts Hofstra at University Field.  The Seawolves and Pride both reached the NCAA Tournament last season and were sent to compete at the Columbia regional at the University of Missouri.
Opponent: Hofstra comes into Thursday's game with a six-game winning streak, most recently beating Iona, 4-1.  Seven hitters are batting .300 or better, including Chloe Fitzgerald, who's hitting .375 with 36 hits, including four triples.  Maggie Hawkins and Erin Trippi have combined to hit 11 home runs and 46 RBIs.  Taylor Pirone and Morgan Lashley are Hofstra's primary starters in the circle.  Pirone is 8-3 with a 1.30 ERA and Lashley is 12-3 with a 1.82 ERA.
Series: Hofstra has won each of the eight previous meetings, including an 8-0 decision in 2009, the last time the two programs have played.  Three of the games have been separated by one run.

Up Next: Stony Brook will get back to America East play with a three-game series at UMass Lowell.  It will be the first game against the River Hawks since 1996 when the two programs were both in Division I.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

MBB: Woodhouse heading HOME!

Various media reports have indicated former Harborfields High School star PG Lucas Woodhouse, who played at Longwood University the past 2 seasons, will transfer to Stony Brook at the end of the 2014 Spring semester...Woodhouse started all 32 games this season for LU and averaged 11.5 points and 6.5 assists, establishing a new school record for season assists at 213.  He shot 41% (126-305) from the field, including 37% (49-131) on three-point field goals and 82% (66-81) at the free throw line, adding 39 steals.  Woodhouse scored a career-high 27 points against Liberty on January 22, making the game winning three-point field goal with 2.9 seconds remaining, and he also made a game winning three-pointer with 1.7 seconds remaining at TCU on November 12 (82-79).  His 393 career assists rank third all-time for the Lancers.

Cukrov, HRs lift #Seawolves to series sweep over Hartford

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Junior Allison Cukrov tossed a one-hitter and was backed by three home runs as the Stony Brook softball team beat Hartford, 11-2, in five innings to complete the three-game sweep.
Senior Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) and juniors Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) and Bria Green(Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) each homered as the Seawolves (15-13, 7-1 America East) recorded their eighth win in nine home games.
Head Coach Megan Bryant's Reaction
"I thought today's effort was the best of three-game series.  We finished on a high note with our pitching, defense and hitting.  As the season has gone along, we've gained more confidence in ourselves, and that's critical to any team becoming successful."
Cukrov made just one mistake and that came in the first inning. Amber Andrews left off the inning with a walk. Two batter later, Chelsey Mooney, who fouled off five straight pitches in an 11-pitch at bat, homered to right center to stake Hartford (6-17, 1-5) to a 2-0 lead.
Combs answered in the bottom of the inning, drilling the second pitch she saw over the left-field fence. Senior Olivia Mintun (Neoga, Ill.) reached on a hit by pitch before Giosia belted her first homer of the season as Stony Brook took its first lead of the game.
Stony Brook tacked on a fourth run in the first on an errant throw.
Hartford hit only one hard-hit ball the rest of the game. In the top of the fifth, Sawyer Fried drive to left backed Green to the warning track, but Green caught the ball as she crashed into the fence.


With two outs in the fifth and Green on third, sophomore Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) walked and Diane Caruso (Middletown, N.Y.) was hit by a pitch. Junior Lauren Kamachi (Surrey, British Columbia), pinch hitting for senior Nicole Schieferstein (Seaford, N.Y.), lined a double to the gap in right to make it 7-2. Combs followed with an infield single that drove in Caruso and Schieferstein, who had re-entered.
Green ended the game with a massive two-run homer, her team-leading sixth of the season to center.
By The Numbers
• Stony Brook finished the game with nine hits
• The 11 runs scored tied a season-high (Liberty, March 2)
• The three RBIs from Combs were a season-high
News & Notes
• Cukrov is 5-0 with a 2.22 ERA in America East games
• The three HRs were the most this season since belting two in the season opener against Georgia State
• Stony Brook is 6-0 when it doesn't commit an error
Up Next
Stony Brook will head into Manhattan for a doubleheader against Columbia on Tuesday, April 8. Game one is slated for 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Johnstone, Rooney lead #Seawolves past Vermont

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Freshman Hayden Johnstone (Toronto, Ontario) made a career-high 19 saves and junior Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) led seven different goal scorers with three goals in Stony Brook's 10-7 victory over Vermont Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
Johnstone stopped 12 shots in the second half as the seven Vermont goals were the fewest by a Stony Brook opponent this season.
Rooney's hat trick was the 10th of his career for Stony Brook (5-7, 1-1 America East). Sophomore Brody Eastwood (Victoria, British Columbia) added two goals and his first assist of the season.
Sophomore Challen Rogers (Coquitlam, British Columbia) recorded a goal and two assists. Senior George Benitez (Darien, Conn.) and freshman Mark Ellis (Garden City, N.Y.) each scored their first career goals.
Ian MacKay and Graham Horvath had two goals apiece for Vermont (5-5, 0-2).
Head Coach Jim Nagle's Reaction
Certainly, our performance on defense was one of the best since I've been here. That's a credit to Hayden and the guys in front of him. We did a great job closing to their shooters. I know our offense is capable of putting up good numbers and today's defensive performance showed me a ton."
Turning Point
Stony Brook led 2-1 after one quarter. Rogers face-dodged his man and scored just outside the crease to make it 3-1. His goal was the first of three in a 1:49 span. MacKay's unassisted goal with 11:17 left in the second cut the lead to 5-2. Rooney's second of the day with 9:24 left made it 6-2. Eastwood capped the first-half scoring, raking in a loose ball for a 7-2 Stony Brook lead.
By The Numbers
• Stony Brook scored 10 goals on 21 shots
• Vermont outshot Stony Brook, 42-21
• Stony Brook recorded 34 ground balls to Vermont's 32
• The three goals allowed through three quarters were the fewest allowed by Stony Brook this season
News & Notes
• Freshman Kyle Rowe (Vienna, Va.) recorded his sixth career game and third in a row with double-digit face-off wins and ground balls
• Stony Brook leads the all-time series over Vermont, 14-0. The Catamounts have scored 10 or more goals twice in the series.
• The Seawolves are 12-1 under Jim Nagle when holding their opponents under 10 goals
• Eastwood extended his consecutive goal streak to 24 games and Rogers upped his consecutive points streak to 28 games
• Stony Brook snapped its three-game losing streak
• The last Stony Brook player to record 19 saves was sophomore Dan Shaughnessy (Sudbury, Mass.) against Virginia in 2013
Up Next
Stony Brook will head upstate to face SUNY rival and No. 16 Albany on Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m.

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