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Women’s lacrosse: Stony Brook wins, Adelphi rolls

Sunday, 8th April 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/8/12
From Press Releases

Junior Claire Petersen (Wantagh, N.Y.) tied her own Stony Brook women’s lacrosse single-game record with 10 points on seven goals and three assists to lead the Seawolves to a 21-13 win over Vermont Saturday at LaValle Stadium.

With 31 goals and 43 assists for 74 points this season, Petersen became Stony Brook’s all-time single-season leader in assists and points. She surpassed Carlee Buck’s previous assist record of 42 and surpassed Kaitlin Leggio’s previous points record of 71.

Junior Demmianne Cook (Nesconset, N.Y.) scored six goals on the day and set a new single-season goals record, surpassing the previous record of 47, held by Amy Taylor. Cook, who has scored six or more goals four times this season, now has 51 goals for the year. Cook also added 10 draw controls in the game.

In addition to Petersen and Cook’s big days, junior Janine Hillier (Farmingdale, N.Y.) had four goals and a season-high five assists. Freshman Michelle Rubino (East Setauket, N.Y.) had two goals, an assist and four draw controls. Senior Abby Ford (Baltimore, Md.) had a goal and an assist, and freshman Amber Kupres (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) chipped in a goal.

Stony Brook has won five straight matches and is now 10-3 overall and 3-0 in America East, matching the 2007 Seawolves for best conference start in program history. The Seawolves are a half-game behind Boston University for first place in the league and will battle the Terriers next Saturday with the winner gaining control of first.

“It’s a huge conference win for us,” head coach Joe Spallina said. “We’re 3-0 and at the top of our conference, which is where we want to be. Overall, today was a good team effort. I thought we were a little loose on defense in the second half, but on offense we had a good flow and moved the ball well.

“I’m happy for Claire and Demmianne. Their records are outstanding individual achievements, and I’m not surprised they did it. They are so talented that they will continue to add to those records and probably wind up breaking them again next year.”

The first half was all Stony Brook as the Seawolves found the back of the net 13 times. Within the first 3:13 of the game, Hillier, Cook and Petersen all scored goals to give SBU a 3-0 advantage.

Vermont got within one, 3-2, but Cook and Hillier scored again to make it 5-2. After Sydney Mas scored a goal at 19:42 to make it 5-3, the Seawolves blew the game open with six straight goals in a span of 10:53. Petersen scored back-to-back goals 13 seconds apart to open the run. Cook scored three straight goals to close the run, the first one at 13:33 was the record-setting goal. Her last one at 7:49 off a pass from Petersen put Stony Brook on top 11-3.

Rubino scored on a free position attempt with 10 seconds remaining to send SBU into halftime leading 13-5.

In the second half, the teams traded goals four times as the Catamounts tried to stay in the game with the powerful Seawolves. Petersen notched her record-breaking assist and point on a Cook goal at 22:37 to make it 16-8 in favor of Stony Brook.

Ford and Petersen sewed up the game with goals at 19:38 and 17:19 to make it 18-9. Hillier then displayed athleticism by taking the ball down the field past three defenders to score at 11:03 and then again at 10:02. Petersen scored the final goal of the game on a nifty pass from Hillier that found her wide open in front of the net, completing her 10-point afternoon.

All told, Stony Brook outshot Vermont 39-22 and won the draw control battle 23-13. Vermont turned the ball over 23 times, 12 forced by the Seawolves.

Division II
Adelphi 19, Stonehill 6

No. 2 Adelphi uncorked nine unanswered goals in the second to improve to 9-1, 6-1 NE-10 while Stonehill moves to 9-2, 7-1 NE-10.

Erica Devito and Devan Crimi came out with six points each and were the high point earners on the afternoon. Devito put in the Panther’s second goal at the 28:08 mark and then struck again just under 13 minutes later to put Adelphi up 2-6 on a man up opportunity. She did most of the damage in the first, with two of her three goals, and all three of her assists coming in the opening 20 minutes of action. Crimi added to the Panther assault with a split of two goals and four assists over 40 minutes of playing time, scoring one goal and dishing out two assists in each half.

A combined eight goals came off the sticks of Sara Sangiorgio and Meg Brown; each tallying four. They both dumped in three goals apiece in the first period alone, accounting for over half of the team’s scores, and then rounded it out with a goal each in the final frame. Brown’s third goal sparked the 9-0 second half run while her fourth goal, coming from a free position shot, capped the run and put her team up by 13; the largest lead of the game.

Marissa Mills had a two-goal afternoon while teammate Danielle Jaycox matched that performance with a pair of her own. Tara Gangarossa and Alexa Froccaro rounded out the scoring with a goal each. Jaycox kick started Adelphi in the first, beating keeper Rebecca Moore in the opening 25 seconds. Alison Staudt earned an assist on the night to cap the nine different players all earning at least one point.

Jordann Dempsey was positioned between the pipes for the entire duration of the game and made 10 saves en route to her ninth win of the season.

For the Skyhaws, Heather Sullivan provided much of the offense by putting in three goals. She put in her first one within the final two minutes of the first, and then opened the second with back to back scores within 15 seconds of each other.

Kayla Green emerged late in both halves, with each of her two goals coming in the latter stages of each frame while Mary Lee Mahoney and Samantha Lynott capped the Skyhawk scoring with a goal each.

In cage for Stonehill, Rebecca Moore logged 38:35 minutes and made six saves in the loss.

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