#Seawolves split with Albany to open America East play

Senior Nicole Schieferstein went 5 of 6 Saturday vs. Albany

March 22, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Behind a complete game from junior Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.), the Stony Brook softball team rallied for a 4-2 victory over Albany Saturday at University Field. The Great Danes won game two, 7-3, with the series finale tomorrow.

Head Coach Megan Bryant's Reaction
"It was a good effort to come from behind in game one and beat Albany's No. 1 pitcher. For us to win tomorrow and take the series, we need to play better and fight harder than we did in game two today."

Game One Recap
Albany (9-6) led 2-1 after three-and-a-half innings. Junior Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) got Stony Brook on the board after drilling a 1-2 pitch over the left-center fence to lead off the fourth.

Cukrov, who threw her third complete game in the season, ended the Great Danes' final threat by striking out Lindsey Haskell with a runner on third.

The Seawolves (9-11) took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth. Sophomore Kat Zabielski (Farmingdale, N.Y.) and senior Nicole Schieferstein (Seaford, N.Y.) led off with singles. An error allowed senior Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) to reach safely to load the bases. Senior Olivia Mintun (Neoga, Ill.) followed with an RBI ground out to tie the score. Junior Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) singled to left to drive in Lund, who pinch ran for Schieferstein. Stony Brook tacked on another run after an RBI from Green.



Game Two Recap
Albany scored in its first at bat, taking a 3-0 lead against sophomore Jane Sallen (Lake Worth, Fla.).

Down 4-0, Stony Brook struck for two runs in the third. Schieferstein led off with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice. With Schieferstein on third and two out, Giosia and Green each reached after being hit. Junior Jessica Zeilman (Newfield, N.J.) had an RBI single and sophomore Kellie Reynolds (Paso Robles, Calif.) followed with an infield single to drive in Giosia.

Albany tacked on one run in the fourth, fifth and sixth. Vicky McFarland and Elizabeth Snow each hit solo HRs

Combs scored a run in the seventh

By The Numbers
• Schieferstein went 5 of 6 in the doubleheader
• Stony Brook outhit Albany, 17-15, in the two games
• Green had three of the team's seven RBIs
• Sallen joined Cukrov in throwing a complete game

News & Notes • The loss in game two snapped Stony Brook's five-game winning streak
• Green's HR in game one marked the fourth straight game for Stony Brook with a homer
• Mintun's nine-game hitting streak was snapped after going 0 for 3 in game one

Up Next
Tomorrow's series finale against Albany gets underway at 12 p.m.