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    Women’s lacrosse wins two in a week

    The Stony Brook  women’s lacrosse team performance over the week could only be described in one word: dominating.

    The Seawolves crushed Manhattan 19-3 Wednesday and followed that up with a 18-5 drubbing over Central Connecticut State University on Sunday.

    “We try to win every game, it’s one game at a time,” head coach Joe Spallina said. “We’re young, but we’re getting there.”

    Against Manhattan, Stony Brook attacked early and held a 15-0 lead at the end of the first half. Junior Janine Hillier finished the game with three goals and five assists.

    “We came out really fired up,” Hillier said. “We moved the ball really well. We’ve been working on that in practice a lot.”

    Eleven different players scored for Stony Brook. Junior Demmianne Cook and freshman Amber Kupres both had three goals in the rout.

    Sunday’s game saw the debut of junior Claire Petersen, who lead all of NCAA Division II in assists last season playing for Adelphi. In her first game for Stony Brook, Petersen set a new program record for assists in a game with seven. She also scored two goals, both in the second half.

    “I was not aware of that,” Petersen said when told of setting the record. “We did what we had to do, we stuck to our game plan and we got it done.”

    Cook lead all Stony Brook players with four goals. The two wins put Stony Brook at 3-0, its best start since the 2007 season. They next play Monmouth on Feb. 26, and follow that up with a tough four game stretch against John Hopkins, Duke, Florida and Maryland, the latter three programs all ranked top five in the nation.

    “I think it’s a great barometer for us,” Spallina said. “I wouldn’t sleep on us, I think we’re in a position where have really strong players in key spots.”

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