Stony Brook Blasts Manhattan, 19-3
from press release
STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Junior Janine Hillier (Farmingdale, N.Y.) scored three goals and assisted on five other goals for a total of eight points to lead the Stony Brook women's lacrosse team to a 19-3 win over Manhattan Wednesday afternoon at LaValle Stadium.
Hillier was one of three Seawolves to record a hat trick on the day; joining her were junior Demmianne Cook (Nesconset, N.Y.) and freshman Amber Kupres (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.). Eleven different players scored goals and two others added at least one assist. Freshman Michelle Rubino (East Setauket, N.Y.) broke the school's single-game record for draw controls with 12.
The Seawolves are now 2-0 for the first time since 2007. The 16-goal differential matched a program record, originally set in a 19-3 win over Siena on March 11, 2006.
The Seawolves took control of the match from the first draw control, as Rubino grabbed possession of the loose ball and put the ball into the goal just 1:26 into the match to give the Seawolves a 1-0 lead.
Hillier made it 5-0 after back-to-back goals at 20:41 and 19:24, forcing Manhattan to call timeout and regroup.
The Seawolves kept getting draw controls and kept scoring. In a 34-second stretch, Stony Brook lit the lamp three times on goals from Cook, Kupres and sophomore Alyssa Cardillo (Farmingdale, N.Y.) to make it 8-0.
Stony Brook went into halftime leading 15-0 as Kupres and Hillier each tallied their hat tricks before intermission.
In the second half, Stony Brook was up 17-0 before Manhattan cracked the scoreboard as Chrissy Gutenberger took advantage of a turnover deep in the Seawolves zone to score a goal at 19:06. Gutenberger ended up scoring all three of Manhattan's goals.
The Seawolves finished the day winning 19 of 23 draw controls while going a perfect 7-for-7 on clear attempts.
Stony Brook concludes its season-opening three-game homestand Sunday against Central Connecticut State at LaValle Stadium at 1 p.m.