No. 16/15 #Seawolves fall to Vermont, 8-7, in overtime

Rubino controlled four draws for Stony Brook

April 26, 2014

Final Stats

Burlington, Vt. – Junior midfielder Amber Kupres netted a hat trick, including a buzzer-beating goal to force overtime, but Vermont stole an 8-7 win over the No. 16/15 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team Saturday at Virtue Field.

Senior attacker Alyssa Cardillo dished out three helpers, and freshman attacker Dorrien Van Dyke scored twice for Stony Brook (14-3, 4-1 America East).

Sydney Mas, Jessica Roach and Vanessa VanderZalm recorded two goals apiece for Vermont (12-5, 3-2).

Coach’s Reaction

“Vermont played great. They played with emotion on their Senior Day and deserved to win. We left too many plays on the field and did not play with enough urgency. Lesson learned. It will not happen again as we look forward to the America East Championship.”

--Head Coach Joe Spallina

Turning Point

Courtney Murphy gave SBU a three-goal cushion when she drilled a shot on a feed from Cardillo at 6:57 of the second half, but Vermont rattled off four unanswered tallies to take a 7-6 advantage when Samantha Gallernari scored with 1:06 to play.

Murphy and Van Dyke each missed free position shots as the seconds ticked down in regulation, but Kupres converted from the 8-meter at the buzzer to send the match into overtime.

The Seawolves could not get a shot off in the extra six minutes, and Roach netted the game-winner with 3:21 left.

The Numbers Game

  • Junior midfielder Michelle Rubino controlled a team-high four draws.
  • Senior goalie Frankie Caridi made five saves.
  • Kupres’ three goals led the contest.
  • The Seawolves owned a 15-12 advantage in ground balls.
  • Vermont outshot Stony Brook, 14-12, and held an 11-7 lead in draw controls.



News and Notes

  • Stony Brook shares the regular season championship with Albany but will be the top seed and host school for the tournament by virtue of the head-to-head tiebreak. The Seawolves took down the Great Danes, 8-4, April 12.
  • The loss ends SBU’s 11-game winning streak, the second-longest in school history behind last year’s 12-game winning streak.
  • The Seawolves fell to 7-2 on the road.
  • Murphy moved into sole possession of fourth on Stony Brook’s single-season goals ledger with 48 goals. She passed Janine Hillier, who struck 47 times in 2012.  
  • Cardillo has dished out 32 assists in 2014, tying Carlee Buck (2006) for seventh in single-season school history.  
  • Cardillo and senior defender Jessica Romano tied former all-conference defender Jenna Spenard for first in school history with 69 games played.
  • The Seawolves have held opponents to single-digit goals in 16 of 17 games. 

Up Next

Stony Brook opens play in the America East Championship against New Hampshire May 2 at 5 p.m. at LaValle Stadium.