Bill Ziskin

UAlbany Women's Lacrosse Falls to #5/6 Stony Brook

UAlbany Sports Information   04-02-2017

STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Despite seven points from Sarah Martin, the UAlbany women’s lacrosse team was edged at #5/6 Stony Brook 18-11 on Sunday afternoon.

UAlbany (5-4, 1-1 AE) had a 3-0 run late in the first half to pull within three, but could not bridge the gap at Stony Brook (10-1, 2-0 AE).  With the defeat, UAlbany’s three-game winning streak is snapped.

Martin finished with five goals and two assists for her seven points, adding six draw controls and a pair of caused turnovers.  She earned her 150th career point with an assist to Kenzie Neal with 6:54 remaining in the first half.

Neal netted a hat trick while Emma Powlin finished with four points off two goals and two assists.  Erin Leghart got the defeat in goal with eight saves.

For Stony Brook, Taryn Ohlmiller finished with four goals and four assists with Dorrien Van Dyke concluding with four goals and an assist.  Anna Tesoriero picked up the win in goal, saving eight shots.

After SBU scored an early goal, UAlbany got an offensive possession, seeing Sam Tortora’s shot saved.  The ride forced a turnover, leading to Martin earning a free position shot and converting straight away inside the right post to tie the game at 1-1 four minutes in.

SBU scored four goals in the next five minutes, including three in a span of 77 seconds.  UAlbany broke the run as Powlin grabbed a missed shot from behind the cage, emerged and scored under the crossbar, making it 5-2 SBU with 20 minutes left in the 1st.

Again SBU went on a run, netting the next three goals.  Neal ended the streak, getting around her defender with stick fakes and scoring point blank with 10:31 left in the 1st.  UAlbany continued to earn offensive possessions, adding two quick goals with Neal adding another on a catch and shoot, then Martin scoring one from a shot from the waist, pulling to within three at 8-5 with 5:58 left in the 1st.

In the final 5:27 of the half, SBU scored four times to UAlbany’s one, with Powlin adding her second on a one-on-one with the keeper.  The score was 12-6 Stony Brook at the half.

Into the second, UAlbany ran out a play-down situation, holding on defense against a couple of SBU opportunities.  Tortora scored on a bouncing shot past Tesoriero in the right post to make it 12-7 SBU, later to 13-8 on an exchange as Martin scored on a catch and shoot from Powlin.

SBU got back a couple of goals, where UAlbany stopped that run with 12:46 left in the 2nd as Neal with a hard rip to the cage for a goal, putting the score at 15-9 SBU.

Martin added two goals in the final 2:01, one from Powlin and the other on a free position shot on a rocket under the crossbar, but UAlbany could not bridge the gap and fell to Stony Brook 18-11.

UAlbany has a quick turnaround, playing Vermont at John Fallon Field on Wednesday, April 5th at 3 p.m.




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