Hillier Helps No. 15 Seawolves Sink Siena
from press release
Loundonville, N.Y. – Vaulted by five goals and two assists by senior Janine Hillier and six goals by classmate Demmianne Cook, the No. 15/16 Stony Brook women's lacrosse won its third straight game, 18-5, Sunday at Siena.
Claire Petersen tallied two goals and dished out three helpers, while Frankie Caridi stopped three shots as Stony Brook (8-2) held an opponent to single-digits in scoring for the ninth time this season.
Katie Macguire recorded two goals for Siena (1-8).
"It was great to wrap up a successful weekend on the road with back-to-back wins," said SBU head coach Joe Spallina. "We were able to get in our entire bench this weekend, especially today, which allowed everyone to gain quality in-game experience as we get into the meat of our schedule."
Stony Brook raced out to an early 5-0 lead, but Siena cut the deficit to three, 5-2, on goals by Sarah Croutier and Ashley Ruscha
lski at the 16:38 and 13:50 marks, respectively.
The defense clamped down thereafter, as Justyne Passarelli caused Macguire to turn the ball over and then picked up the ground ball to begin a successful clear attempt by SBU. On offense, Cook reached up for a high feed from Petersen and in one fluid motion, fired home a shot for a 6-2 Seawolves' lead with 13:04 remaining in the opening frame. A little less than one minute later, Amber Kupres netted a free position goal as SBU went back up by five, 7-2.
Allison Borda was called for a foul on Cook, and the senior captain connected on the free position shot at 9:22 to give Stony Brook an 8-2 advantage. The Nesconset, N.Y., native continued her surge on the very next possession, winning the ensuing draw and racing down the field for another goal to make it a 9-2 game. She tallied her third consecutive goal on another free position shot with 7:57 left in the first stanza as the lead ballooned to eight, 10-2.
The Seawolves wrap up their busy week of four games in seven days Tuesday, March 26 with their final nonconference opponent of the year, Fresno State. First draw is slated for 7 p.m. at LaValle Stadium.
News and Notes: Cook moved into sole possession of fourth all-time at Stony Brook in career goals with 115, passing Melissa Cook, who scored 112 goals from 2008-11. She also tied Samantha Dhaja for fifth all-time in career draw controls with 100 controlled draws. Cook is in her second full season at SB after transferring from Adelphi for her junior year.Petersen, who also transferred from Adelphi last season, now has 157 career points, which topsDanielle Werner for fourth all-time on SBU's career points ledger. Werner finished her four-year playing career with 153 points.The Seawolves have hit double-digits in goals in eight of their first 10 contests.Stony Brook is 5-0 all-time against Siena.