Powlin's 5 goals not enough to overcome Stony Brook
Score: No. 1 Stony Brook 21, UAlbany 8
Location: Tom & Mary Casey Stadium in Albany, N.Y.
Records: UAlbany 8-8 (6-1 America East); Stony Brook 17-0 (7-0 America East)
Short story: Despite five goals from senior attacker Emma Powlin, the University at Albany women’s lacrosse team fell to No. 1-ranked Stony Brook, 21-8, on Saturday at Casey Stadium. With the win, Stony Brook secured the top seed and right to host the America East tournament. The Great Danes, who finished the regular season in second place, will face third-place Binghamton in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Friday.
- UAlbany’s Erin Leghart stopped 10 shots in goal.
- Kylie Ohlmiller and Courtney Murphy scored six goals apiece for Stony Brook. Ohlmiller, the all-time points leader in Division I, finished with 10 Saturday.
Interim head coach Jessica Davos: "Stony Brook is the No. 1 team in the country for a reason, and they showed why today. While we had some bright spots, we simply made too many mistakes. And they were abel to capitalize on those miscues. I am, however, very pleased with the way we battled until the final whistle. Now we have to refocus to play a very talented Binghamton team in the conference tournament on Friday."
Stony Brook’s victory gives the Seawolves (17-0, 7-0 America East) the top seed and right to host the America East Tournament, which begins Friday with the semifinals and concludes with Sunday’s final.
The Great Danes finish as the second seed and face Binghamton in the semifinals at 7 p.m. UAlbany won the regular season meeting between the teams, 12-10, in Albany.
Against Stony Brook, Powlin scored five or more goals for the fourth time this season. Tortora (one goal, five assists) set up four of Powlin’s goals.
Stony Brook started fast, opening a 4-0 lead just 3 minutes, 20 seconds into the game.
UAlbany was able to narrow the lead to 5-3, with Powlin scoring all three goals. But the Great Danes never got closer. Stony Brook pushed the lead to 12-6 at halftime and then scored the first four goals of the second half, extending the lead to 16-6.
Powlin and Newman scored the second-half goals for UAlbany.
Erin Leghart stopped 10 shots in the cage.