No. 15/15 #Seawolves use game-opening 9-0 run to power past Binghamton, 16-3
April 6, 2014
Vestal, N.Y. - The No. 15/15 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team scored the first nine goals of the game in a 16-3 blowout of Binghamton Sunday afternoon at the Alumni Sports Complex. Freshman attacker Courtney Murphy led the way on offense with six goals and one assist for a game-high seven points.
Senior goalie Frankie Caridi made five stops and allowed only one goal as the Stony Brook (10-2, 2-0 America East) defense allowed three goals or fewer for the fifth time this season and third game in a row.
Junior midfielder Michelle Rubino turned in another balanced performance with one goal and game highs of three assists and four draw controls. Midfielders Amber Kupres and Dorrien Van Dyke each recorded hat tricks.
Head coach Joe Spallina is now one win shy of tying the program's all-time wins record of 42.
Erin McNulty stopped nine shots for Binghamton (6-6, 0-2).
"I think the team did a good job of setting the tempo right from the start and did well playing dominant defense and smart, aggressive offense that set pace for the game. As a team, we are really looking forward to a great next week."
--Head Coach Joe Spallina
The Seawolves showed no signs of being tired following Friday night's victory against Jacksonville. Murphy drilled a shot into the top-left corner 33 seconds in to give the Seawolves a 1-0 advantage. She struck again less than one minute later on a feed from Rubino for a 2-0 lead.
With 25:54 until halftime, Kristin Yevoli caused a turnover, picked up a ground ball and raced down the field for a successful clear. She passed off to Murphy, who dished to Natalie Marciniak for a goal that put Stony Brook ahead, 3-0.
Murphy stashed away a shot into the top-right corner, giving the Seawolves a 4-0 cushion at 25:24 and the rookie a hand in each of her team's first four goals.
Kupres capped a 9-0 run when Alyssa Cardillo found her on the doorstep for a goal with 4:33 left in the opening stanza.
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Stony Brook will look to earn Spallina his record-tying 42nd win at Yale Wednesday at 4 p.m.