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Women’s lacrosse: Stony Brook rallies, drops 16-9 battle to Florida

Thursday, 21st February 2013

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 2/21/13
From Press Release

Despite four points on three goals and one assist for Claire Petersen, the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team could not overcome a fast start by No. 3/3 Florida and fell, 16-9, Wednesday afternoon at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.

Demmianne Cook and Amber Kupres each tallied two goals, while Janine Hillier and Michelle Rubino netted one apiece for Stony Brook (1-1).

Frankie Caridi made a game-high nine stops in 60 minutes of play.

Kitty Cullen posted five points on three goals and two assists, and Brittany Dashiell and Shannon Gilroy registered game-bests of four goals each as Florida improved to 4-0 on the season.

Coach’s Reaction
“We dug ourselves a hole and battled back to get it to 12-8. We showed character and fight and will grow from this. To beat a quality team like Florida, it has to be a complete effort. We expect more from ourselves. We feel that we are a top program and at times, we showed it.”
–Head Coach Joe Spallina

Turning Point
The Seawolves found themselves down, 10-1, with 12:29 remaining in the first half but stormed back to close the gap to four, 12-8, on a goal by Janine Hillier about 20 ticks into the second stanza. During the gutsy 7-2 run, Petersen tallied two goals and one assist.

Florida stifled the rally with four unanswered scores, including two by Gilroy at the 17:18 and 9:18 marks respectively, to retake control with a 16-8 lead with 8:20 to play.

Goal Summaries
First Half

UF: Dashiell free position shot at 29:10, 1-0 UF
UF: Nora Barry unassisted at 28:01, 2-0 UF
UF: Cullen unassisted at 24:28, 3-0 UF
UF: Ashley Bruns unassisted at 24:00, 4-0 UF
UF: Gabi Wiegand unassisted at 22:48, 5-0 UF
SBU: Cook unassisted at 21:04, 5-1 UF
UF: Gilroy free position shot at 20:28, 6-1 UF
UF: Cullen unassisted at 19:53 (up), 7-1 UF
UF: Cullen free position shot at 16:14, 8-1 UF
UF: Dashiell from Wiegand at 12:57, 9-1 UF
UF: Barry from Cullen at 12:59, 10-1 UF
SBU: Petersen free position shot at 11:38, 10-2 UF
SBU: Rubino unassisted at 8:21, 10-3 UF
SBU: Petersen unassisted at 6:32, 10-4 UF
SBU: Kupres from Petersen at :15, 10-5 UF

Second Half

UF: Gilroy free position shot at 28:44, 11-6 UF
SBU: Cook unassisted at 27:54, 11-6 UF
UF: Dashiell unassisted at 26:34, 12-6 UF
SBU: Kupres (up) free position shot at 21:19, 12-7 UF
SBU: Hillier free position shot at 19:37, 12-8 UF
UF: Gilroy free position shot at 17:18, 13-8 UF
UF: Dashiell from Barry at 10:41, 14-8 UF
UF: Gilroy unassted at 9:18, 15-8 UF
UF: Bruns from Cullen at 8:20, 16-8 UF
SBU: Petersen free position shot at :21, 16-9 UF

The Numbers Game
The Seawolves caused more turnovers than the Gators by a 9-4 margin. Freshmen Alyssa Fleming and Courtney Boniello each caused two in just their second collegiate game as did seniors Melissa Rotante and Justyne Passarelli.

Florida committed 10 turnovers, while Stony Brook committed 8.

U of F outshot SBU, 29-22 and put 25 on net compared to 17 for Stony Brook.

The Gators held a very slight 16-15 edge in ground balls. Passarelli scooped up three, which tied Florida’s Barry for a game-high.

Florida held a commanding 19-8 lead on draw controls.

News and Notes
Florida now holds a 2-0 record in the all-time series after the then-No. 6/5 Gators defeated the Seawolves, 17-4, on March 14, 2012.

Stony Brook defeated a ranked opponent for the first time in school history when it downed No. 20/17 Johns Hopkins, 15-14, on the road on March 3, 2012.

Up Next

Stony Brook has a week off before facing off with Central Connecticut Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. in New Britain, Conn.



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