Defense, Cardillo's five-point day lead No. 16/15 #Seawolves past Delaware
April 22, 2014
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.
“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
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.
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.
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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.