#Seawolves split with Albany to open America East play
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
Game One Recap
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
News & Notes
The loss in game two snapped Stony Brook's five-game winning streak