Freshmen shine, but No. 12/14 #Seawolves' rally falls short at No. 15/15 Notre Dame
Feb. 22, 2014
South Bend, Ind. – The No. 12/14 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team rallied from a 7-2 second-half deficit to pull to within one but came up short, 8-7, Saturday night at Lotfus Sports Center. Freshmen accounted for five of the #Seawolves’ goals, with midfielder Dorrien Van Dyke netting a hat trick and attacker Courtney Murphy scoring twice.
Senior goalie Frankie Caridi stopped a career-high 11 shots for Stony Brook (2-1).
Allie Murray made five saves for Notre Dame (2-1).
“I am proud of our effort and energy. We played incredible defense, but in the end turned the ball over too many times in between the 30s to beat such a good team.”
--Head Coach Joe Spallina
The Irish staked a 7-2 lead 45 ticks into the second half when Cortney Fortunato found Rachel Sexton for a goal, but back-to-back tallies by Van Dyke cut the deficit to three, 7-4, with 24:53 on the clock.
Fortunato struck at 20:55 to put Notre Dame’s lead at four, 8-4. However, Murphy answered with a free position goal a little over two minutes later, and Van Dyke made it a two-score game, 8-6, with a tally at the 17:39 mark.
The two sides then engaged in a defensive battle, with neither scoring for the nearly 16 minutes until Alyssa Cardillo beat Murray low on a free position shot with 1:41 remaining to pull Stony Brook to within one, 8-7.
Fortunato controlled the ensuing draw, and the Irish began to stall to secure the win.
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Stony Brook will be on the road once again on Wednesday when it visits Drexel. First draw is slated for 3 p.m. The Seawolves host No. 7/5 Florida Saturday, March 1st at 1 p.m.