No. 15/15 #Seawolves thump Jacksonville, 13-2, behind incredible defense

Guido tallied a game-high six points
 
Guido tallied a game-high six points
 
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April 4, 2014

 

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The No. 15/15 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team held the nation's eighth-ranked scoring offense to without a goal until the 2:23 mark of the second half in a 13-2 triumph over Jacksonville Friday night at LaValle Stadium. Senior goalie Frankie Caridi recorded seven saves, and freshman attacker Alyssa Guido tallied game highs of six points and five assists.

Freshman attacker Courtney Murphy led all goal scorers with four goals, and junior midfielder Michelle Rubino recorded a hat trick and two helpers for Stony Brook (9-2).

Asia Moore made 12 saves as Jacksonville, a 2013 NCAA Tournament qualifier, dropped to 7-5 on the season. The Dolphins entered the contest averaging 15.09 goals per game.

Coach's Reaction

"Jacksonville is a good team. We played championship-caliber defense. We need to clean up some of the turnovers, but I like the way we are playing defense consistently. If we're going to win a championship, it's going to start with our defense, and I think we're on our way there." 

-- Joe Spallina 

Turning Point

Guido got things started when she drilled a shot into the back of the net on a feed from Rubino at 27:46 of the first half. She dished to Murphy in front for the next two goals as Stony Brook grabbed a 3-0 lead at 20:08. Back-to-back strikes from Rubino stretched the advantage to 5-0 with 17:09 until halftime. Guido found Murphy once more, and Rubino recorded an unassisted tally for a 7-0 halftime lead.


 

 

Stony Brook scored the first six goals of the second half before Jacksonville broke through in the closing minutes against the nation's top scoring defense. 

The Numbers Game

  • Seven different Seawolves registered a goal and eight recorded a point.
  • Sophomore defenders Alyssa Fleming and Maegan Meritz hustled for seven ground balls and four ground balls, respectively.
  • Fleming caused a game-high three turnovers.
  • Stony Brook outshot Jacksonville, 29-12.
  • Freshman midfielder Dorrien Van Dyke tallied one goal and controlled a team-high three draws.
  • Freshmen accounted for 12 of Stony Brook's 22 points. Freshman midfielder Kristin Yevoli scored one goal.
  • Senior attacker Alyssa Cardillo had two points on one goal and one assist.
  • Jacksonville committed 24 turnovers. The Seawolves had 13 turnovers but only three in the second half.

News and Notes

  • The Seawolves have allowed three goals in the last two games. They have limited opponents to fewer than 10 goals 10 times in 11 contests and to five goals or fewer seven times.
  • SBU has not allowed a first-half goal in either of its last two games. 
  • Rubino moved into ninth in Stony Brook history with 88 career goals, passing Diana Caroleo (87, 2005-08). She tied Kristin Dupuis (2005-08) for ninth on the Seawolves' career assists ledger with 39.
  • Spallina is two wins shy of tying Allison Comito for most wins by a Stony Brook head coach. Comito won 42 games from 2006-11. Spallina is 40-10 since arriving at SBU in 2012.
  • Guido's six points were the most of her career.
  • This was the first meeting between the two teams.
  • Stony Brook improved to 6-1 at home.

Up Next

Stony Brook returns to conference action at Binghamton Sunday at 11 a.m.