Cook, Petersen dazzle, No. 15/16 WLAX blows past Iona, 21-3
March 20, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Claire Petersen posted eight points on three goals and five assists, while classmate Demmianne Cook poured in seven goals as the No. 15/16 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team's run-and-gun offense returned to form in a 21-3 victory over Iona Wednesday night at LaValle Stadium.
Maria Ortiz made 11 saves for Iona (2-6).
"We came out with some urgency and bounced back from the Maryland game. The scoring was spread out, and a lot of people got playing time, which is always important. We're looking forward to our conference opener on Saturday."
--Head Coach Joe Spallina
Stony Brook got on the board a mere 33 seconds into the contest when Petersen found Cook for a goal and a 1-0 lead. Kylie Gregory tallied the equalizer for Iona on an assist from Brittney Mabus at the 28:44 mark.
The tie did not last long as Petersen fed the ball to Amber Kupres and Cook for a pair of goals less than one minute apart to put the Seawolves in front, 3-1, with 27:21 left in the first half. 50 ticks later, Petersen netted a goal of her own, and Emily Mercier quickly followed with a score as SBU gained a 5-1 advantage.
Petersen put in an unassisted goal as the lead ballooned to five, 6-1, less than six minutes into the game and then dished it to Rubino to make it 7-1 with 23:10 remaining in the opening stanza. Shannon Coleman, Petersen, Cook and Kelly Kuerner each scored a goal to cap off a 10-0 run that put the Seawolves squarely in control with an 11-1 lead with 14:38 left until halftime.
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SBU continues its stretch of four games in seven days with a weekend road swing, beginning with its America East opener against Vermont Saturday, March 23 at noon. The Seawolves then play Siena Sunday, March 24 at 1 p.m. before hosting Fresno State, their final nonconference opponent of the season, Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at LaValle Stadium.