Van Dyke continues offensive tear as No. 17/17 #Seawolves blow by Siena, 19-6

Van Dyke combined for 17 points in two games this week

March 22, 2014


Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. – Freshman Dorrien Van Dyke totaled a freshman-record nine points on five goals and four assists as the No. 17/17 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team downed Siena, 19-6, Saturday afternoon at LaValle Stadium. The nine points are tied for fifth-most in #Seawolves single-game history with multiple players and are the most for a player other than former All-American Claire Petersen.

Van Dyke added a team-high four draw controls to her stat line for Stony Brook (7-2). Freshmen attackers Courtney Murphy (four goals, one assist) and Alyssa Guido (two goals, two assists) recorded five points and four points, respectively. Classmate and midfielder Kristin Yevoli tallied one goal and one helper as freshmen accounted for 71.4 percent (20 of 28) of the Seawolves’ 28 points. 

Senior Frankie Caridi and freshman Kaitlyn Leahy made four stops apiece in net.

Casey Irwin and Erin Mossop each scored a hat trick for Seina (2-7). 

Coach’s Reaction

On the game

“I was happy with our effort today. We talked about controlling the controllables and bringing the effort, energy and enthusiasm. We didn’t feel like we had that on Thursday, so it’s something we addressed yesterday. I’m proud of our team. We came and gave a great effort for 60 minutes on both ends of the field. We’re starting to hit our stride offensively at a good time with conference play about to start. The rookies are playing well and buying in. They are very efficient on both ends of the field. We’re growing up. I like this group a lot. The sky is the limit. Any time we’ve had a quality practice leading up to a game, we’ve had a great game. That’s something we’re going to focus on as we look towards UMBC.”



On Dorrien Van Dyke

“[Dorrien Van Dyke] is unbelievable. She’s a star. She’s our leading goal scorer, is good on the draw and is starting to develop other aspects of her game. Her stat line has been very balanced lately with assists to match her goals. For her to have that lacrosse IQ to hit the open player, hit the open player and the third time keep it to herself and finish is a sign of her growing up. She just wants for the team to do well. She’s as good as we thought she would be—probably even better.” 

--Head Coach Joe Spallina

Turning Point

Stony Brook went up, 2-0, at 24:33 of the first half on goals by Michelle Rubino and Natalie Marciniak. Siena answered with an Irwin tally with 23:09 on the clock before the Seawolves rookies took control, starting with a Van Dyke goal on a feed from Yevoli at 20:14 for a 5-1 advantage. Three Murphy goals and another score by Van Dyke pushed the lead to 7-1 at 16:23. 

Irwin scored her second goal of the afternoon at 15:58, but the Seawolves rattled off seven unanswered goals and took a 14-2 advantage into halftime.

The Numbers Game

  • Van Dyke now has an astounding 32 goals and 42 points through nine collegiate games. She only needs six more goals to crack the top 10 of Stony Brook’s single-season goals ledger.  
  • Seven different Seawolves scored at least one goal with six recording multi-goal efforts.
  • Marciniak scored her first career goal and did not stop there, finishing with a hat trick.
  • Rubino posted two goals and one helper. She and Yevoli controlled three draws apiece.
  • Junior midfielder Amber Kupres tallied two goals, marking the third time in four games she has scored multiple times.   
  • The Seawolves caused 11 of Siena’s 18 turnovers. Junior defender Jenna Agostino led the team with three caused turnovers.
  • Stony Brook led Siena, 23-12, in ground balls. Agostino and Fleming scooped up a game-high four ground balls apiece.

News and Notes

  • Leahy’s four saves were a career high.
  • Freshman Nichole Doran saw her first collegiate action.
  • Stony Brook improved to 6-0 all-time against Siena.

Up Next

The Seawolves commence America East play with a home game against UMBC Saturday, March 29. First draw is slated for 1 p.m. The team will sign autographs after the game.