No. 13/13 Women's lacrosse trounces Fresno State, 20-2

Cardillo tallied five points in a start for SBU

March 26, 2013

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Demmianne Cook matched her season-high of seven goals and led nine different goal scorers to power the No. 13/13 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team to a 20-2 victory over Fresno State Tuesday night at LaValle Stadium. 

Alyssa Cardillo recorded five points on one goal and four assists, and Janine Hillier and Amber Kupres tallied four apiece, each on two goals and two helpers. Frankie Caridi stopped two of the three shots she faced for Stony Brook (9-2) as the top-ranked scoring defense in the most recent NCAA national statistical rankings allowed just two goals to match a single-game school record for fewest scores allowed.

Katie Wilbur relieved Lisa Barnaba in net 14 minutes into the game and made five saves in 46 minutes of work as Fresno State dropped to 1-6 on the season.

Coach's Reaction

"We are proud of our team. This was a chance for us to get some different players involved and spread the playing time out. It was important for us to rest our starters in the second half with the meat of our conference schedule coming up. Everyone who played tonight did a great job and was part of the success of our team. We feel like we are getting closer to where we want to be."

--Head Coach Joe Spallina

Turning Point

Cook won the opening draw and blew past the Bulldogs' defense for a top-shelf goal just 20 seconds into the game. About five minutes later, Hillier brought the ball out 20 yards from the net, then sprinted five yards and ripped a long-range shot into the lower right corner of the goal to give the Seawolves a 2-0 lead at 24:28.



Cook controlled the ensuing draw and raced down the field for her second goal of the game. Stony Brook continued its surge on the next possession when Hillier dished it to freshman Shannon Coleman on the eight-meter arc, and the freshman found the back of the cage to give SBU a 4-0 cushion with 23:28 remaining in the opening stanza.

Paula Badall netted a goal for Fresno State at 21:45, but the Seawolves rattled off 15 unanswered scores to secure the victory.

The Numbers Game

  • Nine different Seawolves tallied a goal for the second time in its last three games and five registered multiple goals. SBU previously had nine players find the back of the net at least once Saturday against Vermont.
  • Cook controlled a game-high six draw controls, while Rubino tallied five in addition to her two goals.
  • SBU owned a 14-10 edge in draw controls, including an 11-5 advantage in the first half.
  • Cardillo picked up a game-high four ground balls, and Stony Brook led in the statistical category, 23-9.
  • Lauren Natale netted a goal in the second half for the Bulldogs, and Kara Concheck tallied the squad's lone assist.

News and Notes

  • This marked the second time this season and in program history the Seawolves have allowed two goals in a single contest. Stony Brook let in only two goals in a 14-2 road win at Marist, which broke the previous single-game record of three goals allowed.
  • Cook previously notched seven goals against Iona and Bucknell this season. It is tied for the second-most in SBU single-game history, two short of her program mark of nine.
  • Cook moved into sole possession of second on Stony Brook's single-season goals ledger as she now has 54 on the year. The senior captain is 14 shy of matching her own record of 68. She also topped Diana Caroleo for sixth all-time at SBU in points. Caroleo tallied 130 from 2008-11, while Cook has racked up 132 during her two-year stay in Seawolves Country. 122 of those points have come on goals, which places her one ahead of Danielle Werner for third all-time at SB in career goals.
  • Hillier now sits ninth all-time at Stony Brook in career points with 113.
  • This marked the first meeting between Bulldogs and Seawolves and the final nonconference game of the season for SBU. Stony Brook wraps up nonconference play with an 8-2 mark, its best since going 7-2 in 2008.

Up Next

Stony Brook renews its rivalry with Albany Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. at LaValle Stadium.