No. 18/16 WLAX plays sparkling defense, falls to No. 1/1 Maryland, 8-3
March 17, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The two top-ranked offenses in the country engaged in a defensive battle as the No. 18/16 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team held No. 1/1 Maryland to a season-low in goals, but the Terps pulled away late for the 8-3 win Sunday afternoon at LaValle Stadium.
Kate Schwarzmann netted a hat trick and chipped in one assist, and Alex Aust scored two goals and dished out two assists as Maryland improved its unblemished record to 9-0.
"We do not just want to compete closely with a top team. We want to win. This one will sting for a long time but will also provide a building block that we can use to build off of starting tomorrow."
--Head Coach Joe Spallina
Stony Brook took an early 1-0 lead on an unassisted tally by sophomore Michelle Rubino and trailed by just one, 4-3, at the intermission. Taylor Cummings took a feed from Aust and found the back of the net six minutes into the second stanza to give the Terps a 5-3 edge.
The two squads played scoreless lacrosse for the next 19 minutes before Aust put in a free position shot to extend the guest's lead to three, 6-3, with under five minutes to play. Brooke Griffin tallied a goal off an assist from Aust with 2:43 left in the second half, and Aust scored her second goal of the day moments later as the Terps went in front, 8-3.
The Numbers Game
News and Notes
The Seawolves will look to rebound Wednesday when they host Iona at 7 p.m. at LaValle Stadium.