Defense, Cardillo's five-point day lead No. 16/15 #Seawolves past Delaware

Frankie Caridi

April 22, 2014

Final Stats

Newark, Del. - Senior Alyssa Cardillo (Farmingdale, N.Y.) had three goals and two assists for a five-point day, and senior Frankie Caridi made seven saves in net as the No. 16/15 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team stifiled Delaware in an 8-4 victory Tuesday afternoon at Delaware Stadium.

The defense, anchored by Caridi, has now held opponents under 10 goals for 11 straight matches and for the sixth time in 11 matches the team has kept its opponent under five goals.

Stony Brook has now won 11 straight matches and improves to 14-2 on the season.

Delaware fell to 10-6 on the season despite eight Tori Zorovich saves. 

Coach’s Reaction

“Today, our seniors stepped up in a big way. I’m proud of them. We needed a spark from all four of them, and they provided it. We lacked some jump early but kept the course and got it together against a very good team.”

--Head Coach Joe Spallina

Turning Point

Down 1-0 early, the Seawolves rattled off four unanswered and took a 4-1 advantage when Cardillo found Emily Mercier for a score with 3:19 left in the first half. Delaware tacked on one goal 17 ticks before the break to pull to within 4-2, and Abbie Hartman scored the first goal of the second half as the Blue Hens found themselves within one, 4-3, with 27:03 to play.

Dorrien Van Dyke stashed away a free position shot to put the Seawolves ahead, 5-3, at 23:47, and Kristin Yevoli put in an unassisted tally with 17:01 left to extend the lead to 6-3.



With 10:20 remaining, Caridi turned back a Chelsea Fay free position shot, and the Seawolves raced down the field for a successful clear. Yevoli passed off to Cardillo in transition, and the senior found the back of the cage for a 7-3 Stony Brook advantage.

The Numbers Game

  • Each team tallied seven draw controls apiece. Junior midfielder Michelle Rubino controlled a game-high five draws.
  • Stony Brook led, 18-14, in ground balls. Yevoli paced the game with five ground balls, and Rubino and Caridi recorded four ground balls apiece.
  • Rubino caused four turnovers, the most of any player in the game. Caridi finished with three caused turnovers.
  • The Seawolves were 18-for-20 on clear attempts. Delaware was 14-for-17.
  • Stony Brook outshot the Blue Hens, 21-13.

News and Notes

  • Stony Brook’s 11-game winning streak is one victory shy of tying last year’s record-setting 12-game streak,
  • Rubino moved into fifth in program history with 185 career draw controls. She passed Danielle Werner, who tallied 183 from 2003-06.
  • Van Dyke moved into sole possession of seventh on Stony Brook’s single-season goals ledger with 43 stikes in her rookie campaign.
  • Sophomore defender Alyssa Fleming has 45 ground balls on the year, which is tied four seventh in single-season school history.

Up Next

The Seawolves go for their second consecutive perfect regular-season conference mark at Vermont Saturday and will host the America East Championship as the No. 1 seed May 2 and 4.