No. 15/15 #Seawolves thump Jacksonville, 13-2, behind incredible defense
April 4, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The No. 15/15 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team held the nation's eighth-ranked scoring offense to without a goal until the 2:23 mark of the second half in a 13-2 triumph over Jacksonville Friday night at LaValle Stadium. Senior goalie Frankie Caridi recorded seven saves, and freshman attacker Alyssa Guido tallied game highs of six points and five assists.
Asia Moore made 12 saves as Jacksonville, a 2013 NCAA Tournament qualifier, dropped to 7-5 on the season. The Dolphins entered the contest averaging 15.09 goals per game.
"Jacksonville is a good team. We played championship-caliber defense. We need to clean up some of the turnovers, but I like the way we are playing defense consistently. If we're going to win a championship, it's going to start with our defense, and I think we're on our way there."
-- Joe Spallina
Guido got things started when she drilled a shot into the back of the net on a feed from Rubino at 27:46 of the first half. She dished to Murphy in front for the next two goals as Stony Brook grabbed a 3-0 lead at 20:08. Back-to-back strikes from Rubino stretched the advantage to 5-0 with 17:09 until halftime. Guido found Murphy once more, and Rubino recorded an unassisted tally for a 7-0 halftime lead.
Stony Brook scored the first six goals of the second half before Jacksonville broke through in the closing minutes against the nation's top scoring defense.
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Stony Brook returns to conference action at Binghamton Sunday at 11 a.m.