Murphy's dazzling debut, defense key No. 13/14 #Seawolves' blowout of Bucknell
Feb. 15, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Freshman attacker Courtney Murphy turned in a phenomenal debut performance, tallying seven goals and one assist, as the No. 13/14 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team opened the 2014 season with an 18-1 rout of Bucknell Saturday at LaValle Stadium.
Murphy's seven goals and eight points were the most for a freshman in a debut in #Seawolves history. Her goal total put her in a tie with former America East Players of the Year Demmianne Cook, Claire Petersen and Kaitlin Leggio for second-most goals by a Seawolf in a single game.
Senior goalie and preseason All-American Frankie Caridi made nine saves in net to anchor a Stony Brook defense that bested a school mark for fewest goals allowed in one contest. The team yielded two goals three times in 2013, most recently against Albany March 30.
Freshman midfielder Dorrien Van Dyke started her career with a five-goal performance, and classmate Kristin Yevoli added one goal and two assists as freshmen recorded 62 percent (16 of 26) of Stony Brook's points to put the Seawolves at 1-0 on the season.
Sophie Kleinert netted the lone goal for Bucknell (0-1).
"Expectations are high for this team. We are young offensively, but the production of Murphy and Van Dyke does not surprise me. Our defense was outstanding in limiting Bucknell's opportunities, causing turnovers and allowing Frankie (Caridi) clean looks at shots. Our defense helped create offensive transition for us, which created easy goals."
--Head Coach Joe Spallina
The Turning Point
It took nearly 10 minutes for the Seawolves to score their first two goals of the season, with Murphy netting both. The next six goals would come over a 6:38 span, starting with a Van Dyke goal on an assist from classmate Yevoli at 19:46 to put the Seawolves up, 3-0. Murphy fed Cardillo for a score with 18:30 on the clock and followed with an unassisted tally less than 30 ticks later as the lead expanded to 5-0.
Van Dyke, Murphy and Cardillo found the back of the cage to put Stony Brook up, 8-0, at the 13:08 mark
The Seawolves led 11-1 at the break, and freshmen accounted for eight of their goals.
The Numbers Game
News and Notes
Stony Brook welcomes Monmouth to LaValle Stadium Wednesday at 1 p.m.