March 20, 2014

Van Dyke Shines, Stony Brook Gets 100th Program Win

from Press Relesae

In her eighth game as a Seawolf, freshman midfielder Dorrien Van Dyke led the No. 17/17 Stony Brook women's lacrosse team to its 100th win in program history, a 16-5 triumph at Iona Thursday. Van Dyke tallied eight points on four goals and four helpers.

Junior midfielders Amber Kupres (five goals, one assist) and Michelle Rubino (three goals, three assists) finished with six points apiece for Stony Brook (6-2).

Freshman attacker Alyssa Guido scooped up nine ground balls, which tied Kim Quartier for second in Seawolves single-game history. Quartier had nine ground balls April 16, 2008 against Marist. Guido recorded one goal and two helpers.

Meghan Testoni tallied a hat trick for Iona (0-6).

Coach's Reaction
"Today, we were tremendously inconsistent. As we get closer to league play and vie to win an America East title, that's something that must get cleaned up. We must do a better job controlling the controllables with effort, energy and enthusiasm. Amber [Kupres] is one of our hardest working, most dedicated student-athletes. It's of no surprise that she's starting to put up prolific numbers. I'm very happy for her. Dorrien [Van Dyke] has been our most consistent impact performer."

--Head Coach Joe Spallina

Turning Point
With Stony Brook ahead, 4-2, midway through the first half, Rubino connected with Guido for a score at 15:54. Van Dyke dished to Alyssa Cardillo in front of the cage with 13:59 on the clock, and Cardillo found Rubino 16 ticks later as the lead stretched to 7-2.

Stony Brook led, 8-3, at the break. However, the Gaels opened the second stanza with a goal less than two minutes in. With under 25 minutes to play, Kupres caused a turnover in between the 30s and Van Dyke hustled for a ground ball and raced down the field. She found Kupres in front for a 9-4 Stony Brook lead at 24:02.

Rubino scored with 15:18 left to cap a 4-0 run that put SBU up, 13-4.

The Numbers Game
• Senior goalie Frankie Caridi stopped six shots.
• Kupres' career-best five goals came on five shots. She added five ground balls, a game-high four caused turnovers and two draw controls.
• Rubino and sophomore defender Maegan Meritz finished with three ground balls apiece. Rubino caused three turnovers.
• Meritz and senior defender Jessica Romano each caused two turnovers. The Seawolves finished with 19 caused turnovers.
• Stony Brook doubled up Iona in ground balls, 36-18.
• SBU outshot the Gaels, 35-13.
• Seven different Seawolves scored a goal.
• Freshman midfielder Kristin Yevoli led Stony Brook with three draw controls.

News and Notes
• With 37 wins in less than three years, Spallina is five victories shy of the school record of 42 held by Allison Comito (2006-11).
• Van Dyke has posted multi-goal efforts in seven of her first eight collegiate contests.
• The Seawolves have held seven of their first eight opponents to single-digit goals. They have allowed fewer than five goals six times.
• Women's lacrosse started varsity play in 2003, making it Stony Brook's youngest program.

Up Next
The Seawolves go for their 101st win when they play host to Siena Saturday at 4 p.m. There will be an autograph session following the game.

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