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Women’s lacrosse: Stony Brook, Adelphi coast to victories

Sunday, 1st April 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/1/12
From Press Releases

Junior Demmianne Cook (Nesconset, N.Y.) poured in six goals and two assists, and junior Claire Petersen (Wantagh, N.Y.) added five goals and four assists to lead the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team to a 19-8 win over Binghamton in its America East opener Saturday at the Bearcats Sports Complex.

Stony Brook is 1-0 in the conference for the first time since the 2007 season, the last time the program won the America East regular season championship. The Seawolves have also now won their last three matches overall.

Cook put in her eighth hat trick of the season, and it’s the fourth time this season she’s had at least five goals. Over the last three matches, she’s had 15 goals. With 44 goals on the season, she is just three goals shy of tying the Stony Brook all-time single-season record of 47.

Petersen produced her sixth match of at least seven points this season. She now has 38 assists this year, which is just four shy of tying the Stony Brook all-time single-season record of 42.

In total, eight different Seawolves scored goals. Also scoring for the Seawolves, who outshot the Bearcats 39-22, were junior Janine Hillier (Farmingdale, N.Y.), freshman Michelle Rubino (East Setauket, N.Y.), junior Emily Mercier (Rocky Point, N.Y.), freshman Amber Kupres (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.), senior Abby Ford (Baltimore, Md.) and freshman Kelly Kuerner (Lake Grove, N.Y.).

Stony Brook forced 12 of Binghamton’s 26 turnovers, led by Rubino’s four. She, Cook and freshman Marina Mestres (Medford, N.J.) all had four ground balls. Returning from injury, sophomore Frankie Caridi (East Northport, N.Y.) made nine saves in net.

Binghamton was led by Kimberly McGeever’s three goals and one assist.

“It’s good to get out in front in our conference and be 1-0,” head coach Joe Spallina said. “Once again, we had well-balanced scoring, and I was happy to have Frankie back in net. She did a great job starting our transition game. We look forward to playing UMBC wednesday night.”

Cook set the tone for the Seawolves by scoring SBU’s first three goals, the third coming unassisted at 18:41 that gave the Seawolves a 3-1 lead. Cook then assisted on a Petersen goal at 15:30. The two switched spots at 12:10 as Petersen assisted on Cook’s goal that made it 6-2.

Petersen scored with 2:05 remaining to give the Seawolves a 9-2 lead before the Bearcats scored twice in the last 1:20 to go into halftime down 9-4.

Stony Brook upped its lead to 11-4 before Katherine Hunsberger scored for Binghamton at 26:05 of the second half to make it 11-5. That was as close as BU could get as the Seawolves scored the next three, including Petersen’s fourth goal of the game at 21:11 that extended the lead to 14-5.

Adelphi 24, Franklin Pierce 7

With the win, the Panthers advance to 7-1, 4-1 NE-10 while FPU moves to 4-3, 2-1 NE-10.

For Adelphi, Erica Devito had a big piece of the offensive frenzy, scoring four goals and being credited with as many assists. Freshman Danielle Jaycox put in five goals while earning two assists, Marissa Mills added four goals and one assist, and Sara Sangiorgio had four goals. Devan Crimi tallied a score and three assists and Meg Brown had an assist and a goal while Alexa Froccaro and Joanie Buczkowski each added a goal.

Jordann Dempsey won her seventh game and logged 50:15 minutes in action, allowed just five goals and made two saves. As a team, Adelphi outshot FPU, 38-16, picked up 12 ground balls, won 27 out of 32 draw controls, and made good on two of three free position attempts.

For the Ravens, Courtney Weber was the main offensive force, putting in two goals and dishing out two assists. Lindsey Leach and Brianna Nash added two goals each while Geena Franciosi had an even split of her two points and Madeline Shopshire earned an assist. Jillian Bolduc played the entire 60 minutes, allowed 24 goals and made five saves in the loss.

Marissa Mills kicked off the game with her first of four goals just 39 seconds into the game. Leach, on a feed from Shopshire, responded less than a minute later to even the slate. It would mark the only tie of the game as Adelphi went on to unleash 15 straight goals.

With the clock showing 26:34, the scoreboard read 5-1 as a result of Staudt, Crimi, Jaycox and Devito goals. From 25:55 to 25:01, the Panthers poured on another four goals from Jaycox, Mills, Devito and Brown, further setting back the visitors, 9-1.

A free position goal by Mills capped the 15 goal run to put Adelphi on top, 16-1 with 9:27 left in the first half. Franklin Pierce chipped away at the lead by notching two goals in the remaining 5:07, but at the end of the half, the number two country in the team enjoyed a 16-3 lead.

A quick goal by the Raven’s Nash on a feed from Weber chipped the deficit down to 12. Staudt and Weber exchanged goals, but Adelphi unraveled another four unanswered goals, surpassing the 20-goal mark with 9:45 left to play.

Franklin Pierce went on to score another two goals, but Adelphi fired back with three more of their own to settle the score at 24-7.

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