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Recent News Stony Brook Women's Lacrosse Upset By Princeton 8-4 @
NCAA Women's Lacrosse Div I Second Round !
SMI SPORTS/ May 10, 2015
NEW YORK (SMI-WIRE,05.10.15)The Stony Brook women's lacrosse team were upset
by Princeton University, 8-4 in the second round of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Div I championship game celebrating Mother's Day & ending a spectacular season with 18-2 record @ LaValle Stadium, Stony Brook University.
Stony Brook had great expectation prior to this game by reaching further in the NCAA tournament especially after winning their third consecutive "America East" conference title.The game began with Princeton stunning Stony Brook early in the game scoring two goals by Erin McMunn (28:12) and Olivia Hompe (22:38).
The Seawolves answered back with three consecutives goals by Dorien Van Dyke (16:16), Courtney Murphy (12:47) and Kylie Ohlmiller (8:37) to take a 3-2 lead with 8:37 minutes left in the first half.
The Tigers' offense kept pressuring the Seawolf defensive line and eventually tied the game when Abby Finkelston scored (3:10) sending both teams to the locker-rooms
tied at 3 apiece at the end of the first half.
Princeton used a 3-0 run to start the second half to regain a lead over Stony Brook, 6-3
when Finkelston scored twice in the first 4:55 of the second half, and Stephanie Paloscio scored with 13:20 remaining.The Tigers held the Seawolves to just one goal in the second half, as they added two more to ice the victory in the final 22 seconds.
Kristin Yevoli scored with 12:33 left to pull the Seawolves within 6-4, but Princeton was able to control the game & neutralized Stony Brook's offensive attack the rest of the way. The Tigers scored two empty-net goals in the final 30 seconds as they advanced to the quarterfinals against Duke.
"We did a lot of great things throughout the year. In a week or so, I think I'll be able to reflect on all the great moments this year. Right now it's a tough one to digest. It hurts. It's a great group of kids. We have a ton of talent returning, but our senior class is world class. They're going to be missed. It hurts not being about to work with these kids for another game."said Stony Brook Women's lacrosse head coach Joe Spanilla after the game.