March 26, 2013

Cook Scores Seven as Stony Brook Rolls Fresno

from press release

STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Demmianne Cook matched her season-high of seven goals and led nine different goal scorers to power the No. 13/13 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team to a 20-2 victory over Fresno State Tuesday night at LaValle Stadium.

Alyssa Cardillo recorded five points on one goal and four assists, and Janine Hillier and Amber Kupres tallied four apiece, each on two goals and two helpers. Frankie Caridi stopped two of the three shots she faced for Stony Brook (9-2) as the top-ranked scoring defense in the most recent NCAA national statistical rankings allowed just two goals to match a single-game school record for fewest scores allowed

Katie Wilbur relieved Lisa Barnaba in net 14 minutes into the game and made five saves in 46 minutes of work as Fresno State dropped to 1-6 on the season.

Coach's Reaction

"We are proud of our team. This was a chance for us to get some different players involved and spread the playing time out. It was important for us to rest our starters in the second half with the meat of our conference schedule coming up. Everyone who played tonight did a great job and was part of the success of our team. We feel like we are getting closer to where we want to be."

--Head Coach Joe Spallina

Turning Point

Cook won the opening draw and blew past the Bulldogs' defense for a top-shelf goal just 20 seconds into the game. About five minutes later, Hillier brought the ball out 20 yards from the net, then sprinted five yards and ripped a long-range shot into the lower right corner of the goal to give the Seawolves a 2-0 lead at 24:28.

Cook controlled the ensuing draw and raced down the field for her second goal of the game. Stony Brook continued its surge on the next possession when Hillier dished it to freshman Shannon Coleman on the eight-meter arc, and the freshman found the back of the cage to give SBU a 4-0 cushion with 23:28 remaining in the opening stanza.

Paula Badall netted a goal for Fresno State at 21:45, but the Seawolves rattled off 15 unanswered scores to secure the victory.

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