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Women’s Lacrosse dominates Longwood, 21-3

The Stony Brook University women’s lacrosse team won their home opener Saturday night against the Longwood Lancers, 21-3, giving Stony Brook an even more impressive start to the 2013 season.​Seniors Claire Peterson, who had the most goals and the most assists for Stony Brook, and Demianne Cook led the team.

​Cook led the night bringing in six goals for the Seawolves, nearly breaking her own record of seven goals per game. This brings Cook’s total goal count up to 26 for the season. According to recent NCAA statistics, Cook ranks in the top-20 in total goals and points per game.

​Peterson broke her own record for most assists in a game with 10 assists alongside two goals.

​“It was a good start for home games, and it was just a good feeling to have such a good game at home,” said Peterson.

​Stony Brook wasted no time, with junior Emily Mercier scoring the first goal of the game in the first 11 seconds.

Minutes later, Mercier scored again, quickly followed by senior Janine Hillier.

​10 minutes in, with a five-goal lead by the Seawolves, Longwood broke through Stony Brook’s defense and landed their first goal of the night. The Seawolves followed suite with a quick flurry of goals, ending the first half with the score 16-1.

​“The girls didn’t know much about the opposing team,” said Seawolves Head Coach Joe Spallina. “We wanted to base this game on the girl’s skills.”

​Unfortunately, the momentum died out during the second half, as both teams struggled to maintain control of the ball.

Cook scored the first goal of the half within the first minute, but unlike the first half, goals didn’t immediately follow.

​With ten minutes left in the game, Longwood called the first, and only, timeout. After the timeout, Stony Brook scored their final goal.

The Lancers scored two more goals to end the game.

​“I was really impressed with my teams performance. While athletics is always a work in progress, the girls went out there and gave an overall consistent performance,” said Spallina.

​This marks the first loss of the season for Longwood, and gives the Seawolves a record of 4-1.

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