No. 15/16 WLAX tops UVM, 19-5, plays Siena Sunday

Caridi posted a season-high 10 saves in goal
 
Caridi posted a season-high 10 saves in goal
 
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March 23, 2013

Final Stats

Burlington, Vt. - Janine Hillier tallied a game-high eight points on three goals and five assists to pace a balanced attack that featured nine different goal scorers as the No. 15/16 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team rolled to a 19-5 road victory over Vermont to open America East play on the road Saturday.

Demmianne Cook and Michelle Rubino registered five goals apiece, while Claire Petersen chipped in one goal and three assists for four points to help Stony Brook move to 7-2 overall and 1-0 in the America East. Frankie Caridi made a game-best, season-high 10 saves in a full game of work in net.

Jessica Roach tallied a hat trick for Vermont (4-6, 0-1 AE).

Coach's Reaction

"This was a great way to start off our conference games. We played a complete, well-balanced game and had nine different goal scorers. I also thought Frankie Caridi was outstanding in goal."

--Head Coach Joe Spallina

Turning point

Already up, 3-0, midway through the first half, the Seawolves broke the game open with a flurry of goals within the span of four minutes. Petersen dished it to Cook in front of the net for a tally at the 13:20 mark. SBU controlled the ensuing draw, and Hillier found the back of the cage just 20 ticks later to give Stony Brook a 5-0 lead.

With 10:58 remaining in the first frame, Cook fired a free position shot low and past Charlotte Lyons as the Seawolves built a six-goal advantage, 6-0. About one minute later, Hillier spun to her left and ripped a shot into the lower left corner of the net to cap off a 7-0 game-opening surge for SBU.


 

 

The Numbers Game

  • Stony Brook led 8-1 at halftime.
  • The Seawolves were 2-0 on extra-woman opportunities.
  • SBU outshot UVM, 44-18, and held a 16-10 advantage in draw controls.
  • Emily Mercier and Jessica Romano each tallied multiple points, both on a goal and an assist. For Romano, it was her first assist of the season.
  • Freshman Alyssa Fleming posted a game-high five ground balls and caused three turnovers.
  • Lyons made nine stops in net for the Catamounts.

News and Notes

  • Stony Brook improved to 7-4 all-time against Vermont and has won the past two meetings.
  • The Seawolves are 2-0 in America East openers under Spallina.
  • SBU has held eight of its first nine opponents to single-digit goals while notching more than 10 goals in seven contests this season.
  • Cook has 99 career draw controls after controlling a team-best four Saturday, just one shy of matching Samantha Dhaja for fifth all-time at SBU in career draw controls. She is also three goals away from moving into a tie with Melissa Cook for fourth all-time on Stony Brook's career goal ledger after her five-goal performance brought her career goal total to 109.
  • With 152 career points, Petersen is one point shy of tying Danielle Werner for fourth all-time on the Seawolves' career points list. Werner tallied 153 points from 2003-06.
  • Hillier surpassed her 100th career point against Vermont and now has 102 for her career.  
  • Alyssa Cardillo netted her first goal of the season in the second half.

Up Next

The Seawolves will face Siena tomorrow at 1 p.m. and conclude nonconference play at LaValle Stadium against Fresno State Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. Full Siena Preview Siena Live Stats Siena Video