No. 19/17 Women's lacrosse rolls over Duquesne, 16-3

Cook recorded her first assist of the season to go along with five goals Thursday

March 7, 2013

Final Stats

Downingtown, Pa. – The No. 19/17 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team jetted off to a 12-1 lead before halftime and never looked back, earning a 19-3 win over Duquesne Thursday afternoon in a neutral site game hosted by the Dukes.

Janine Hillier and Demmianne Cook powered the Stony Brook (3-1) offense with five goals and one assist apiece. Frankie Caridi made five saves in net as the Seawolves tied a program record for fewest goals allowed in a single contest for the second week in a row.

Meredith Dunn tallied a team-high two points on one goal and one assist as Duquesne drops to 2-3 on the season.

Coach’s Reaction

“Today was a complete team effort on both sides of the ball, We are proud of the way the team played against a tough opponent and look forward to playing a home game Saturday.”

--Stony Brook women’s lacrosse head coach Joe Spallina

Turning Point

Emily Mercier tallied Stony Brook’s fourth goal of the game and was one of five Seawolves to record a goal in the opening stanza. Hillier and Cook scored four of their five goals in the first half as Stony Brook controlled the game from the start en route to a 12-1 halftime lead and 16-3 victory.

By the Numbers

  • Mercier scored a hat trick to notch her second straight multi-goal game of the season.
  • Overall, six Seawolves found the back of the cage with Claire Petersen, Shannon Coleman and Kelly Kuerner accounting for SBU’s other three goals.
  • Michelle Rubino tallied one assist and paced Stony Brook with five ground balls and five controlled draws.
  • Alyssa Flemming caused two turnovers.
  • SBU was a perfect 13-for-13 on clear attempts.
  • Stony Brook outshot Duquesne, 32-11.
  • Hannah Perruccio played the final 94 ticks for the Seawolves.
  • Gregory and Jenna Bishop split time in net for the Dukes, with Bishop making four saves and allowing four goals in the second half.



News and Notes

  • With 88 goals as a Seawolf, Cook passed Diana Caroleo, who tallied 83 goals from 2005-08, for seventh-place all-time at Stony Brook in career goals.
  • This marks the fifth time in school history the Seawolves have let in just three goals. SBU previously allowed three last week in a 19-3 rout of CCSU and against Manhattan (2012), Siena (2006) and Long Island (2004).
  • Duquesne held its own against No. 10 Penn State and No. 8 Notre Dame in 16-9 and 10-8 losses, respectively, but SBU’s solid offense and defense proved to be too much for the Dukes in Downingtown.
  • Cook moved into sole possession of eighth all-time at Stony Brook with 76 career draw controls after controlling three against Duquesne.

Up Next

Stony Brook plays its home opener against Longwood Saturday, March 9 at 1 p.m.