Stony Brook Trounces Marist, Terps Up Next
from press release
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The No. 18/16 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team outscored Marist, 9-0, in the second frame to earn its fourth straight victory, 14-2, Wednesday at Tenney Stadium.
Frankie Caridi made seven saves, and starting defenders Justyne Passarelli, Alyssa Fleming, Maegan Meritz and Melissa Rotante played stellar defense as Stony Brook (5-1) set a new program record for fewest goals allowed in a single game.
Demmianne Cook scored a hat trick and matched a game-best four draw controls, while Janine Hillier, Michelle Rubino and Claire Petersen each recorded four points for the Seawolves.
Ashley Casiano made 12 saves as Marist falls to 1-5 on the season.
"I thought we came out and played an outstanding second half of lacrosse. It was a complete effort on both ends of the field and made up for our lack of focus in the first half. All of our attention now shifts to No. 1 Maryland. We have a tall task on our hands for Sunday."
--Head Coach Joe Spallina
Stony Brook held a 5-2 edge after 30 minutes of play. About two minutes into the second stanza, Petersen fed Cook for a goal that extended the Seawolves lead to four, 6-2. SBU struck again when Rubino ripped it from the left side of the net for an unassisted goal with 22:43 on the clock.
Hillier found the back of the cage at the 19:56 mark, and fellow-captain Jessica Romano put it a free position shot 31 ticks later as Stony Brook took control of the game, 9-2.
Amber Kupres added one goal and Hillier and Rubino added two apiece to complete the Seawolves' second half surge and secure the victory.
By the Numbers
· Petersen's four points came on two goals and two assists, while Hillier tallied four goals and Rubino put in three and added an assist. · Six different Seawolves tallied a goal with four registering multi-goal games. · Caridi played all 60 minutes. · SBU owned a 28-17 advantage on ground balls and went 14-for-15 on clear attempts. Fleming, a freshman, picked up four ground balls, while redshirt freshman Meritz tallied three ground balls. · Marist was 10-for-16 on clear attempts and committed 21 turnovers. A Seawolf caused 14 of those 21 turnovers with Fleming and Meritz forcing a team-high three turnovers apiece. · SBU outshot Marist, 37-13.· Jamie Romano controlled four draws for the Red Foxes to match Cook for a game-high.
News and Notes
· The Seawolves came into the game having allowed just three goals in their last three contests, matching a program record each time. SBU has let in just three goals six times in school history (Longwood (2013) Duquesne (2013), CCSU (2013), Siena (2006) and Long Island (2004)). · Cook is three goals shy of reaching 100 for her career. She would become just the fifth Seawolf to accomplish the feat. · Stony Brook has reached double-figures in scoring in five of its first six games. All of the Seawolves' wins have come via a double-digit margin. · SBU has tied the all-time series with Marist, 3-3.
Stony Brook returns home for a battle with top-ranked Maryland Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. at LaValle Stadium.