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    Women’s Lacrosse off to Best Start in School History

    Kaitlin Leggio and Amy Taylor combined for eight goals and Carlee Buck had five points in the Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse victory over Oregon at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Mar. 30.The Seawolves won 16-14 in the offensive shootout on the last day of classes before the spring recess.

    The win improved the Seawolves’ record to 8-1 on the season, the team’s best start in school history. The loss dropped Oregon‘s record to 8-5. ‘Our girls really turned the game around in the second half,’ said head coach Allison Comito. ‘Oregon is a very good team and this was our best win of the season.’ From the onset of the game, both squads recorded goals early and often. Amy Hallion scored the game’s first two goals merely 43 seconds apart giving SB an early lead. However, Oregon immediately responded with two goals of its own.But, the Seawolves answered this surge with goals from Taylor and Leggio 14 seconds apart.

    During the next exchange of goals by the two sides, Leggio recorded her second score of the half. Within the next few minutes, Oregon seized the momentum as they scored the final three goals of the half to take a 7-6 lead into the intermission.

    An Oregon score put the Seawolves in a two goal hole early on in the second half.From this point on SB proceeded to record six of the game’s next seven goals. Katie Savino, Jenna Celano, Buck, Taylor and Jaissle (2) each scored during the spurt.

    The Seawolves seemed to be in control of the game when they took a 12-9 lead.Yet, the Ducks refused to quit.They tallied the next three goals to level the score at 12.

    Leggio, Taylor, and Buck took over the game at this point.The trio recorded four late goals, including two by Leggio at the 2:12 and 1:13 marks of the second half.The 16-14 final marked the fifth time in nine games that the Seawolves scored over 15 goals.

    In addition to Leggio and Taylor’s four goals each, Buck, Jaissle and Hallion each scored twice. Buck also added three assists. Taylor‘s five points gives her a total of 14 points in the past two contests.

    Brooke Dieringer scored four goals for Oregon. Jen May had three and Alicia Burkhart had two.

    SB returns to action on Apr. 7 as they look for their ninth win of the season when they face off against Boston University.

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