April 27, 2014
Smithfield, R.I. - The Stony Brook softball team split a non-conference doubleheader with Bryant Sunday. The Seawolves won game one, 2-0, but had their 15-game winning streak snapped with a 8-2 loss in game two.
Junior Bria Green (Wheatley Heights, N.Y.) hit a two-run homer in each game for Stony Brook (30-15).
The Seawolves 15-game winning streak tied a Division I program record, set in 2009.
Head Coach Megan Bryant's Reaction
"We did a good job beating Bryant's No. 1 in game one as Allie (Cukrov) had one of her best games of the season. Game two was our first poor effort in a long time. We need to keep it in perspective and look ahead to next week's games."
Game One Recap
After three scoreless innings, the Seawolves struck for two in the fourth. Junior Jessica Zeilman (Newfield, N.J.) singled with one out. Facing a 3-2 count, Green drilled a two-run home run down the left-field line.
Junior Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) was outstanding yet again, throwing a complete-game shutout. She allowed four hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out eight.
Only two Bryant (29-19) players reached second base. Cukrov retired the ensuing batters both times to end any threat.
Junior Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) and senior Nicole Schieferstein (Seaford, N.Y.) each recorded a hit. Giosia doubled in the sixth with one out, but was left stranded. Schieferstein bunted her way on to lead off the third.
Game Two Recap
Bryant took a 1-0 lead after two innings. After retiring the Seawolves in order in the third, the Bulldogs scored six in the third. Five straight batters hit safely, including back-to-back-to-back doubles, for a 5-0 lead. Junior Jane Sallen (10-8) (Lake Worth, Fla.) was charged with all seven runs before she was relieved by Cukrov.
Green put the Seawolves within five, 7-2, after hitting her second home run of the day, a two-run shot to left field, in the fourth.br>
Audrey Mable hit a home run in the bottom of the inning.
By The Numbers
- Cukrov won her 16th straight decision to move to 20-7 in 2014
- The game-one double was Giosia's team-leading 13th of the season
- Green leads the Seawolves with 12 HRs and 38 RBIs
- Green finished the day by going 3-for-6 with four RBIs and two runs scored
- Zeilman scored on both of Green's homers
- Cukrov did not walk a batter and struck out 12 in 10 2/3 innings of work on Sunday
News & Notes
- Cukrov has allowed only four earned runs in her last 59 1/3 innings of work
- Stony Brook pitchers have allowed two or fewer earned runs in 21 of the last 23 games
- The double play turned in game two was Stony Brook's 12th of the season
- The eight runs allowed were the most since Iona scored eight on March 26, a span of 24 games
Stony Brook will wrap up non-conference play at Seton Hall on Wednesday, April 30. Game one of the doubleheader against the Pirates is scheduled for 3 p.m.