No. 12/14 #Seawolves earn first shutout in program history in 13-0 rout of Monmouth
Feb. 19, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. –Fueled by an immaculate defensive effort and four goals and three assists from Michelle Rubino, the No. 12/14 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team topped Monmouth, 13-0, on a rainy Wednesday afternoon at LaValle Stadium.
Lockdown starting defenders Jessica Romano, Alyssa Fleming, Maegan Meritz and Jenna Agostino kept senior goalie Frankie Caridi from seeing all but one shot, which she saved.The shutout was the first for Stony Brook (2-0) in school history.
Freshman Kristin Yevoli chipped in a hat trick and a game-high four draw controls as rookies accounted for seven of the Seawolves' 13 goals.
Katie Donohoe made eight saves for Monmouth (0-2), which qualified for the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
“I was really pleased with the way we played as a defensive unit, limiting shots and taking away their strengths. I think we played a better second half offensively, attacking with a purpose and playing to our strength.”
--Head Coach Joe Spallina
Stony Brook battled weather conditions but used stifling defense and a balanced offensive effort that saw five different Seawolves net a goal to take a 5-0 lead into halftime. Monmouth did not get a shot on goal in the first half, and Caridi caused two turnovers and scooped up two ground balls.
Yevoli stashed away a free position shot at the 27:30 mark of the second half to stretch the lead to 6-0. Rubino followed about four minutes later with a shot from just outside the crease and found Amber Kupres for a score at 19:46 as Stony Brook went in front, 8-0. Rubino’s third goal and sixth point of the afternoon came on a free position shot that gave the Seawolves a 9-0 lead with 16:37 left. Running time commenced 3:31 later when Alyssa Guido scored to make it 10-0.
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Stony Brook will clash with 15th-ranked Notre Dame Saturday at 8 p.m. in a highly anticipated early-season matchup in South Bend, Ind.