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Women’s lacrosse improves to 7-0 after win over Wildcats

Michelle Rubino (above) and Courtney Murphy were essential to scoring the first few points for Stony Brook against the Wildcats, retaliating after goals from their opposition. MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN
Michelle Rubino (above) and Courtney Murphy were essential to scoring the first few points for Stony Brook against the Wildcats, retaliating after goals from their opposition. Stony Brook would go on to beat New Hampshire 7-0. MANJU SHIVACHARAN / THE STATESMAN

On Saturday afternoon, the Seawolves looked to continue their six-game undefeated streak on the road against America East rival New Hampshire. SBU won handedly, as a dominant second half performance led the team to a 13-4 win.

The first half started with a Wildcat’s goal by senior midfielder Laura Puccia, off the assist from senior attacking Kayleigh Hinkle. Senior midfielder Michelle Rubino hit the equalizer for Stony Brook just seconds after Puccia’s goal.

Sophomore attacker Courtney Murphy scored a second goal for the Seawolves, putting them up 2-1. But Puccia tied it up with a free position shot.

The back-and-forth game was ended by the Seawolves, who went on a two goal run. Murphy got her second goal for the day off of an assist by junior attacker Taylor Ranftle. Ranftle then assisted senior midfielder Amber Kupres, giving the Seawolves a 4-2 lead.

Even though they were down two, the Wildcats were not about to throw in the towel. Sophomore Marissa Gurello scored her third goal of the season, bringing the Wildcats within one of Stony Brook. However, Kupres hit her second goal of the game to close the half with the Seawolves leading 5-3.

The second started off with the only New Hampshire goal of the half. Senior attacker Becca Graves scored her eighth goal of the season off an assist from senior midfielder Rachael Nock. With the Wildcats within one, the Seawolves had to turn on the afterburners. Murphy sparked the Seawolves eight goal run, scoring her third goal of the game.

Sophomore Dorrien Van Dyke scored her eighth goal of the season soon after. Kupres got a hat trick off of another assist by Ranftle. Freshman attacker Kylie Ohlmiller got on the board with a her fourteenth goal of the season. The barrage of scoring continued, as Van Dyke scored her second goal of the game off an assist by Murphy.

Even with three minutes left, the Seawolves showed no signs of slowing down. Sophomore midfielder Kristin Yevoli scored an unassisted goal, making it 11-4 for the Seawolves. Freshman midfielder Samantha DiSalvo scored her third goal of the season off an assist by junior Natalie Marciniak. Marciniak scored the final goal of the game, closing the blowout at 13-4. Fueling the blowout was the massive amount of turnovers by New Hampshire. While the Seawolves had four total for the game, the Wildcats had six in the first half alone.

Next up for the undefeated Seawolves is a four game homestretch, which begins this Tuesday against Rutgers.

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