No. 16/15 #Seawolves fall to Vermont, 8-7, in overtime
April 26, 2014
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.
Sydney Mas, Jessica Roach and Vanessa VanderZalm recorded two goals apiece for Vermont (12-5, 3-2).
“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
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.
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Stony Brook opens play in the America East Championship against New Hampshire May 2 at 5 p.m. at LaValle Stadium.