Women's Larcosse Falls at Stony Brook 17-9
Score: Stony Brook 17, UAlbany 9
Location: LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y.
Records: UAlbany (8-6, 4-1 AE); Stony Brook (9-4, 5-0 AE)
Short Story: Stony Brook pulls away from UAlbany in the second half to take sole possession of first place in the America East, handing the Great Danes their first conference defeat of the season.
Coach Rowan: “We came out really strong and had a great start and first half tonight. Draw controls are going to be key for us moving forward and we’ll work hard to improve in that area and fight for possessions. Overall it was a good effort by the team and we will get back to work on Monday.”
- Madison Conway scored four goals and had one assist
- Hailey Carroll scored two goals
- Kendra Harbinger and Sam Tortora each scored one goal and had two assists
- Julia Imbo recorded two assists
- Georgia Schneidereith had 12 saves
- Stony Brook outscored UAlbany 7-2 in the second half
- Stony Brook outshot UAlbany 37-21
- Stony Brook outdrew UAlbany 22-6
With first place and America East Tournament hosting rights on the line, the University at Albany women’s lacrosse team visited defending conference champion and preseason favorite Stony Brook Friday night in a matchup of undefeated America East teams. The Seawolves won their 13th straight matchup in the series, pulling away from the Great Danes in the second half, 17-9.
Stony Brook scored quickly, finding the back of the net within the first 14 seconds of the game. UAlbany scored the next three to take a 3-1 lead with 20:14 left in the first half. Sam Tortora, newly crowned program career assists record-holder, set up Kendra Harbinger for the Danes’ first score with 26:13 remaining. Madison Conway and Ally Alliegro connected for the second goal, and Hailey Carroll and Julia Imbo combined for the third.
Stony Brook scored the next two to tie the game at three with 17:02 remaining. Conway and Kyla Zapolski scored for UAlbany in sequence to give the Danes a 5-4 lead with 12:26 to go. Stony Brook scored twice to tie the game at five with 11:00 remaining.
With 9:27 to go, Conway scored her third goal of the game. Stony Brook next went on a 3-0 run to take an 8-6 lead with 6:19 left in the first. UAlbany came within one with 4:45 to go when Conway netted her fourth goal, but Stony Brook scored the final two goals of the first half to enter the break leading 10-7.
Stony Book’s lead was built on their advantage in draw controls, winning 15 in the first half to UAlbany’s three. UAlbany held the advantage in ground balls, 8-3, and narrowly trailed in shots, 19-15.
Stony Brook scored first in the second half, taking an 11-7 lead with 26:02 to go. Carroll scored with 25:03 to go to keep pace, marking her seventh-straight multiple-goal game. The Seawolves rolled off each of the next four, however, pulling away and taking a 15-8 lead with 19:28 remaining. Tortora ended the streak with 6:57 remaining, but Stony Brook scored the final two to claim a 17-9 victory.
Conway finished with four goals for the second-straight game. Carroll finished with two goals and Harbinger and Tortora recorded one goal and two assists each. Schneidereith finished with seven saves. Stony Brook held UAlbany to just six shots in the second half, and outshot the Danes 37-21 overall.
Next: UAlbany plays Hartford on the road on Saturday, April 20 before wrapping the regular season at home on April 27 against UMBC.