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    Women’s Lacrosse Opens Season With Win

    The Stony Brook Seawolves women’s lacrosse team won their opening game on Saturday, beating the Colgate Raiders 11-10, in Hamilton, NY. Colgate had put themselves up 10-8 with 8:22 to play, but SBU responded with 3 unanswered goals in the last 5 minutes to score the win.

    The game was defined by 3-0 runs on both sides. Colgate struck first, scoring a goal within two minutes. The teams would go back and forth, tying the score at 3 with 12:22 to play in the 1st half. Then, Stony Brook went on a 3-0 run, with two of the goals coming from Carlee Buck. Stony Brook would go into the half with a 6-3 lead.

    Colgate came out of halftime strong, scoring 3 unanswered goals in the first 6 minutes of the half. The teams would again exchange scores, and Colgate opened up their lead to 10-8, until Stony Brook scored 3 times to snatch victory from Colgate’s reach.

    Sophomore Kaitlin Leggio would lead Stony Brook in scoring with 4 goals and one assist. Goalkeeper Jan Sandtorv made 16 saves in the effort, to 10 for Colgate’s Sara Drexler.

    The Seawolves will travel to Maryland to face Mount St. Mary’s on February 25. The game starts at 1PM.

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