February 26, 2014

Van Dyke's Sixer Helps Stony Brook Bury Drexel

from press release

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Freshman midfielder Dorrien Van Dyke tallied seven points on six goals and one assist as the No. 15t/13 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team got back on track with a 16-6 win over Drexel Wednesday afternoon. Junior midfielder Michelle Rubino added four goals, and senior goalie Frankie Caridi made seven saves.

Senior attacker Alyssa Cardillo dished out four helpers for Stony Brook (3-1). Freshman attacker Courtney Murphy and senior midfielder Emily Mercier each finished with three points.

Carlee Ries recorded six saves in the first loss of the season for Drexel (2-1).

Coach's Reaction

"The conditions were brutal, but our players played hard and our offense played a complete 60 minutes. This was a good game and a perfect one to prepare us for a talented Florida team Saturday."

--Head Coach Joe Spallina

Turning Point

With the score even at 1-1, Cardillo found Van Dyke for a goal at the 11:57 mark of the first half. After an unassisted tally for Rubino about 2:30 later, the duo connected again to put Stony Brook in front, 4-1, with 6:45 remaining in the stanza. Van Dyke would strike twice more, and Kelly Kuerner and Murphy would score two goals apiece before halftime to cap the 9-0 run that gave the Seawolves a commanding 10-1 advantage at the break.

The Numbers Game Rubino added a game-high four caused turnovers and four ground balls to her balanced stat line. Six different Seawolves found the back of the cage, with four recording multi-goal games. Murphy and Kuerner recorded two goals apiece, and Mercier and junior midfielder Amber Kupres each scored once.Mercier finished with two helpers, and Murphy tallied one assist. Caridi tied for a game-high five ground balls.Sophomore defender Alyssa Fleming led Stony Brook with three draw controls.The Seawolves were 19-for-21 on clear attempts. Drexel was 12-for-16.

News and Notes

Stony Brook has not allowed an opponent to score in double digits in its first four games.Freshmen scored eight of Stony Brook's goals against the Dragons and have tallied 61 percent (33 of 54) of the Seawolves' goals this season.This was the first meeting between the two teams.Cardillo moved into a tie with Janine Hillier for seventh all-time at Stony Brook with 47 career assists. Hillier, a two-time first-team all-conference pick, recorded 47 during her phenomenal two-year career at Stony Brook from 2012-13.

Up Next

Stony Brook clashes with No. 7/5 Florida Saturday at 1 p.m. at LaValle Stadium.

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