No. 15t/13 #Seawolves fall to No. 7/5 Florida

Rubino scored for Stony Brook
 
Rubino scored for Stony Brook
 
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March 1, 2014

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. – Despite a game-high four draw controls from freshman midfielder Kristin Yevoli and solid first-half defense, the No. 15t/13 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team fell to No. 7/5 Florida, 14-1, Saturday afternoon at LaValle Stadium.

Senior goalie Frankie Caridi made six stops for Stony Brook (3-2).

Shannon Gilroy tallied a hat trick and six helpers for Florida (5-1).

Coach’s Reaction

"I thought at times we showed our immaturity offensively with four freshmen starting. I think we're a work in progress offensively. We'll get better from this. It's disappointing. Defensively, I thought we got tired at times. I think a lot of that stems from us not getting to the cage offensively. We feel like we'll mature offensively as the year goes on. We'll get better from this and we'll be ready to play Rutgers next weekend."

--Head Coach Joe Spallina

Turning Point

The first half began as a defensive battle. Devon Schneider scored for Florida at 23:02, but Michelle Rubino put away a free position shot to even the score at 1-1 with 19:49 on the clock. The two sides remained scoreless for nearly 14 minutes thereafter until Sammi Burgess scored a goal at the 5:57 mark to begin a 4-0 Gators run to end the first half.

The Numbers Game

  • Senior midfielder Emily Mercier and sophomore defender Alyssa Fleming tied for a game-high four ground balls.
  • Junior defender Jenna Agostino chipped in two ground balls.
  • Florida held a 10-7 edge in draw controls and 29-21 advantage in shots.
  • Stony Brook was 11-for-11 on clear attempts. The Gators were 18-for-19.

 

 

News and Notes

  • Yevoli has led the Seawolves in draw controls four times this season.
  • Stony Brook fell to 2-1 at home.
  • The Seawolves are 0-3 all-time against Florida.

Up Next

Stony Brook will look to get back on track when it squares off with Rutgers Saturday, March 8 in Piscataway, N.J.