No. 18/16 WLAX extends win streak to four at Marist, 14-2
March 13, 2013
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - The No. 18/16 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team outscored Marist, 9-0, in the second frame to earn its fourth straight victory, 14-2, Wednesday at Tenney Stadium.
Frankie Caridi made seven saves, and starting defenders Justyne Passarelli, Alyssa Fleming, Maegan Meritz and Melissa Rotante played stellar defense as Stony Brook (5-1) set a new program record for fewest goals allowed in a single game.
Ashley Casiano made 12 saves as Marist falls to 1-5 on the season.
"I thought we came out and played an outstanding second half of lacrosse. It was a complete effort on both ends of the field and made up for our lack of focus in the first half. All of our attention now shifts to No. 1 Maryland. We have a tall task on our hands for Sunday."
--Head Coach Joe Spallina
Stony Brook held a 5-2 edge after 30 minutes of play. About two minutes into the second stanza, Petersen fed Cook for a goal that extended the Seawolves lead to four, 6-2. SBU struck again when Rubino ripped it from the left side of the net for an unassisted goal with 22:43 on the clock.
Hillier found the back of the cage at the 19:56 mark, and fellow-captain Jessica Romano put in a free position shot 31 ticks later as Stony Brook took control of the game, 9-2.
Amber Kupres added one goal and Hillier and Rubino added two apiece to complete the Seawolves' second half surge and secure the victory.
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Stony Brook returns home for a battle with top-ranked Maryland Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. at LaValle Stadium.