Women's Roundup: Stony Brook Gets Signature Win
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STONY BROOK, N.Y. – After a breakthrough 2015 campaign which featured 18 wins, including wins over Florida and Northwestern, Stony Brook entered this season with high aspirations. But a 2-3 start to the season with losses in its signature games against Florida, Northwestern and USC had the Seawolves stuck in the mud.
That changed on Saturday as Stony Brook’s offense was clicking in a 17-7 victory over No. 8 Stanford, ending a six-game winning streak for the Cardinal. Stony Brook has now won four straight and got the signature win it was seeking.
“We’re getting healthy, I think that’s a big part of it,” said Stony Brook coach Joe Spallina. “When we went through some growing pains early in the year we weren’t healthy. We were missing Kristin Yevoli and I think you can see what she adds. Kasey Mitchell, you can see what’s she’s adding.”
Yevoli had three goals, two assists and three draw controls and Mitchell had three assists to help provide support to another strong game from Courtney Murphy and Kylie Ohlmiller. Murphy had six goals on just seven shots giving her 36 goals for the season. Ohlmiller added four goals and an assist. Dorrien Van Dyke was held to just two points (1g, 1a), but registered eight draw controls.
Stony Brook (6-3) also got a big game from freshman goalie Anna Tesoriero with 13 saves. Since getting pulled in the first half of the loss to USC after giving up eight goals without a save, Tesoriero has been a key factor in the four-game winning streak. Over the last four goals, she’s made 31 saves while allowing just 22 goals.
Anna Salemo and Maggie Nick each had two goals for Stanford (6-2), and Kelsey Murray had a goal and three assists.
Maryland Wins, Raises $10,000 in Support of JDRF
No. 1 Maryland closed the first half on an eight-goal scoring run to pull away from a 4-3 lead to defeat James Madison 18-6. It was Maryland’s second annual JDRF Awareness Game and they raised over $10,000 to support JDRF and fight Type 1 diabetes. Maryland head coach Cathy Reese’s son, Riley, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes four years ago. Megan Whittle had five goals for the Terps and Taylor Cummings had three goals, two assists, seven draw controls and four caused turnovers.
Megan Whittle had five goals as top-ranked Maryland downed James Madison 18-6 to improve to 8-0 for the season. (John Strohsacker/LaxPhotos.com)
Gators Dominate in Big East Opener
No. 2 Florida bounced back from last weekend’s loss to No. 1 Maryland by dominating Vanderbilt 16-2 in its Big East opener. Senior Nicole Graziano had a season-best five goals and sophomore Allie Pavinelli had a career-best three goals. Florida converted 5-of-10 three point shots in the game with Graziano going 3-for-3.
Cards Record Third ACC Win
No. 7 Louisville won its fourth straight game since falling 16-5 to Duke in its only loss this season. Behind senior Kaylin Morissette’s six points and six draw controls, the Cards defeated the Virginia Tech 15-9. Kelli Gerding had five points, while Hannah Koloski and Cortnee Daley had four each. However, Virginia Tech had the edge in both the draw and ground ball battles, 15-11 and 14-10, respectively. Jessie Thon had a team-best four goals for the Hokies and Meghan Macera led with four draw controls. Tristan McGinley and Thon had three draw controls apiece.
Princeton Barely Escapes Harvard Upset Bid
Trailing by one goal with under a minute to play, Harvard had three golden opportunities to tie its game against No. 10 Princeton, but the Tigers escaped with a 6-5 victory. Harvard’s Julia Glynn had an apparent game-tying goal with 50 seconds remaining waved off for an illegal stick. Then Harvard’s Marisa Romeo hit a post with with under 20 seconds to tie and finally Princeton goalie Ellie DeGarmo saved a shot from Megan Hennessey with two seconds remaining. DeGarmo finished with a career-high 14 saves. Olivia Hompe scored four goals for Princeton, including the 100th of her career. Harvard outshot Princeton 28-15 in the game.
Towson tops Delaware in OT
After falling to Stanford by one in double overtime on Wednesday, No. 20 Johns Hopkins secured a 17-3 win over Furman for a confidence booster heading into its final five games, which feature four Top 20 opponents – No. 1 Maryland, No. 11 Boston College, No. 16 Stony Brook and No. 19 Towson. Hopkins outshot Furman 28-13 and had a 13-9 edge on the draw. Shannon Fitzgerald tallied a team-best four points for the Blue Jays, while Nicole DeMase and Miranda Ibello had three each. Dene’ DiMartino, Jenna Reifler and Caroline Shinske scored two goals apiece. For Furman, Devon Horine had two goals, while Paige Gamble recorded the third.
Cornell Ties Best Start, Remains Undefeated
With a 10-2 win over Brown, Cornell moves to 7-0 on the season, tying the 1987 team for the the best start in program. Cornell is one of only three remaining undefeated teams in Division I (Maryland and USC). The Bears’ two goals, scored by Hafsa Moinuddin and Rose Mangiarotti, was also the lowest scoring output allowed by the Big Red defense. Olivia Mattyasovszky tallied a hat trick for Cornell as Kristy Gilbert and Emily Tripodi had three points each. The Big Red will look to continues its hot streak against Binghamton on Tuesday before facing No. 1 Maryland next Saturday.
Holy Cross Stuns Navy for First Victory
First-year Holy Cross head coach Amanda Belichick made her first Division I victory a special one as the Crusaders upset Navy 7-6. MacKenzie Bozel broke a 6-6 with 12:17 left in the game and Holy Cross hung on for the victory. Julia Maloney made seven saves for the Crusaders, the final save coming with five second remaining in the game. Margie Smith had two goals for Holy Cross while Jenna Collins had three goals for Navy.
Loyola Wins Fifth Straight in Key Patriot Battle
The Greyhounds remain undefeated in the Patriot League with its third conference win over Boston University Saturday afternoon. Behind the strength of senior defender Maddy Lesher and goalie Molly Wolf, who recorded six ground balls and 14 saves, respectively, Loyola downed the Terriers 10-6. Despite just a one-goal edge at halftime, the Greyhounds pulled away in the second half thanks to Maddy Blakeman, who had two goals and two assists in the 30-minute period. She scored an unassisted insurance goal at the 7:16 mark and assisted on Sabrina Tabasso’s eventual game winner with 1:23 remaining. Tabasso had a team-high three goals for the Greyhounds, while Mallory Collins led Boston University with two scores.
UConn Nets Comeback Win
After trailing 3-0 in the first 15 minutes and 4-3 at halftime, a 9-1 scoring run for UConn sparked a 13-8 comeback victory over Villanova to open Big East play. Sophomore Kelsey Catalano led the Huskies with four goals, while Katherine Finkelston, Alyson Fazio, Grace Nolan and Brooke Jensen had two goals apiece. Villanova’s first half prowess can be attributed to nine saves from goalie Julia Michaels, plus a 5-3 edge on the draw. Jackie Froccaro led the Wildcats with a hat trick and four draw controls, followed by Chelsey Henderson who had two goals and three draw controls. Kelsey Denihan also controlled three draws for Villanova, but UConn flipped the script, winning the draw battle 8-7 in the second half.
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