April 22, 2014

Stony Brook Stifles Delaware in 11th Straight Win

from press release

NEWARK, Del. – Typically a high scoring team, the University of Delaware women’s lacrosse team posted its lowest offensive output in over a year as the Blue Hens fell, 8-4, to No. 12 Stony Brook University at Delaware Stadium in the squad’s regular season finale Tuesday afternoon.
 
Previously, the Hens had not scored fewer than seven goals in any game this year but were held to just two goals in each period in the loss to the America East regular season champions.
 
Sophomore Shannon Hawley (Camillus, N.Y.) put UD on board first with a quick unassisted goal coming out of the gates at 28:30, but the Seawolves countered with a 3-0 run over the next 28 minutes.
 
The second half was much the same as senior Abbie Hartman (Hatfield, Pa.) pulled Delaware within one at 4-3 at the 27:03 mark before Stony Brook rallied off four straight scores.
 
Sophomore Casey Lyons (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada) led the Blue Hens with two assists and one goal while senior Chelsea Fay (West Chester, Pa.) added one goal to add to her 41-game point scoring streak.
 
Defensively, sophomore Erin Wein (Middletown, Md.) posted four groundballs and three caused turnovers to guide UD. Senior Shannon Burns (Springfield, Pa.) controlled a team-best three draws while senior goalkeeper Tori Zorovich (Massapequa, N.Y.) collected eight saves in the loss.
 
Stony Brook’s Alyssa Cardillo led all scorers with three goals and two assists while goalkeeper Frankie Caridi, who leads the nation in goals against average with a mark of 4.7 goals allowed per game, recorded seven saves for the Seawolves.
 
Delaware finishes regular season action with a mark of 10-6 while Stony Brook improves to 14-2 on the year.
 
POST-GAME QUOTES:

Delaware Head Coach Kateri Linville
“Unfortunately, we did not compete to the best of our ability today. This will serve as an important learning lesson as we grow as a program. There were a lot of unforced errors and mental mistakes that really cost us and we’ll have to clean up before we play in the CAA Tournament.”
 
Delaware Sophomore Casey Lyons
“Their defense was able to capitalize on our small mistakes and that is something that we need to work on as we look forward to the CAA Tournament.”


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