No. 18/19 Women's lacrosse dismantles Bucknell in season opener, 20-5

Cook posted a game-high seven goals

Feb. 16, 2013

Final Stats

Lewisburg, Pa.-- Powered by 10 points from Claire Petersen and seven goals from Demmianne Cook, the No. 18/19 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team posted a 20-5 road victory to open the 2013 season Saturday at Graham Field. 

Petersen's 10 points came on four goals and six assists and tied her own school record, which she notched against Vermont and Iona last season. Amber Kupres tallied a hat trick as nine different players put one in the back of the net for Stony Brook (1-0). 

Frankie Caridi made seven saves and allowed just three goals.

Caroline O'Neill gave up 18 goals and tallied seven saves as Bucknell begins the season 0-1.

Coach's Reaction

"I am proud of the effort today. It was a very balanced win with nine different scorers and great team defense. We were sloppy at times, but we will continue to improve."

--Head Coach Joe Spallina 

Goal Summaries 
First Half

  • SBU: Janine Hillier unassisted at 25:43, 1-0 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Petersen unassisted at 23:18, 2-0 Stony Brook
  • BUCK: Emily Kookogey free position at 20:34, 2-1 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Petersen free position at 15:46, 3-1 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Cook from Petersen at 14:32, 4-1 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Petersen from Hillier at 13:20, 5-1 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Michelle Rubino unassisted at 11:14, 6-1 Stony Brook
  • BUCK: Cori Thielemann free position at 7:58, 6-2 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Kupres from Petersen at 7:21, 7-2 Stony Brook
  • BUCK: Emily Becker from Madison Hurwitz at 5:18, 7-3 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Cook free position at 4:31, 8-3 SBU
  • SBU: Kaitlyn Harrison free position at 3:47, 9-3 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Cook from Hillier at 2:30, 10-3 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Cook on a free position at 1:07, 11-3 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Kupres unassisted at :22, 12-3 Stony Brook  



Second half

  • SBU: Cook from Petersen at 26:05, 13-3 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Cook from Petersen at 24:20, 14-3 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Petersen unassisted at 21:02, 15-3 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Kupres from Hillier at 13:58, 16-3 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Alyssa Fleming unassisted at 12:16, 17-3 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Emily Mercier from Petersen at 7:33, 18-3 Stony Brook
  • SBU: Cook from Petersen at 6:16, 19-3 Stony Brook
  • BUCK: Sam Rickels from Ryan Wenk at 3:26, 19-4 Stony Brook.
  • SBU: Kelly Kuerner unassisted at 1:09, 20-4 Stony Brook
  • BUCK: Katelyn Miller on a free position at :15, 20-5 Stony Brook

The Numbers Game

  • Stony Brook outshot Bucknell, 44-17, and put 30 on goal compared to 14 by the home team.
  • The Seawolves held a 14-13 edge in draw controls with Rubino tallying a team-high four. Arianna Sajjad notched a game-high five draw controls for the Bison.
  • Hillier chipped in four points on three goals and one assist.
  • Kupres and Hillier scooped up three ground balls apiece to help Stony Brook hold a 21-10 advantage in the statistical category.
  • Bucknell committed 23 turnovers with 10 being caused by the Seawolves.
  • Hannah Perruccio made two stops in just under nine minutes of play.
  • Charlotte O'Donnell gave up two goals after relieving O'Neill late in the second half.
  • No Bucknell player tallied more than one goal or point.

News and Notes

  • Stony Brook won its season opener for the second consecutive year. The Seawolves defeated edged Colgate, 13-10, to kick off the Spallina era last season.
  • This is the most goals scored and fewest number of goals allowed for SBU in a season opener. Stony Brook tallied 18 goals in a victory over Colgate in 2008 and gave up six en route to a 7-6 victory in its inaugural game against Long Island in 2003.
  • Petersen moved into seventh all-time at SBU with 111 points in her career, passing Amy Hallion (109) and Samantha Dhaja (110).
  • Cook's seven goals fall two shy of the single-game record she set last season against Monmouth. She ties Petersen and Kaitlin Leggio for second all-time. Petersen posted seven against Vermont in 2012, while Leggio tallied the same number against Vermont in 2006 and Sacred Heart in 2009.
  • Fleming tallied the first goal of her career in the second half.
  • This was the first-ever meeting between the two squads. 

Up Next

The Seawolves head south to take on the No. 3/3 University of Florida, who advanced to the 2012 Final Four at LaValle Stadium, Wednesday, February 20th at 3:30 p.m.