New Hampshire Upends Stony Brook in AE Battle

Stony Brook, N.Y. (April 10, 2010) Junior Mickey Cahill (Bay Shore, N.Y.) tied a season-high with 14 saves, but New Hampshire outscored Stony Brook, 9-5, in the second half and held on for a 12-8 victory. Junior Courtney Bertolone (Farmingville, N.Y.) and freshman Nicolle Moran (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) each had two goals. Shaunna Kaplan led the Wildcats with three goals and four assists.

Bertolone's 17th goal of the season tied the game at one. Moran and freshman Jessica Romano (Massapequa, N.Y.) also scored in the first half as the Seawolves led 3-1. New Hampshire scored with 10 seconds left, tying the game at three after the first 30 minutes.

Bertolone tied the game after Ilana Cohen gave New Hampshire the lead. Kaplan scored two of Wildcats' next four goals as they led 8-4. Stony Brook got as close as three the rest of the way.

All five goals scored in the second half by Stony Brook were from five different players. Junior Samantha Djaha (East Islip, N.Y.) assisted on goals from sophomore Abby Ford (Baltimore, Md.) and junior Melissa Cook (Bay Shore, N.Y.).

Cahill made nine of her 14 saves in the second half to earn America East Player of the Game honors. Kaplan earned the award for New Hampshire.

Freshman Justyne Passarelli (Glen Head, N.Y.) and Romano each finished with three ground balls. Sophomore Jackie Hughes (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) tallied four draw controls.

Seniors Bridgid Callahan (Hanover, Md.) and Kelley Sweeney (Bay Shore, N.Y.) were honored prior to Saturday's game.

The Seawolves next game is Saturday, April 17 at Boston University. Game time is scheduled for 1:00 pm.

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STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Shaunna Kaplan (Framingham, Mass.) recorded three goals and four assists to propel the 17th-ranked University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Saturday afternoon's 12-8 victory against Stony Brook University in America East action at LaValle Stadium. UNH improved to 8-4 overall and 2-1 in America East while SBU is now 3-10, 1-3.

The seven points marked a season high for Kaplan, who also matched her season highs in both goals and assists to earn the America East Player of the Game honor for UNH. Ilana Cohen (Andover, Mass.) finished with a career-high four points on two goals and two assists. Allie Bratton (Windermere, Fla.), Amber Casiano (South Windsor, Conn.) and Kate Keagins (Bay Shore, N.Y.) each tallied two goals apiece.

Kathleen O'Keefe (Chatham, N.J.) recorded all four of her saves in the first half. Allie Duclos (South Windsor, Conn.) finished with game highs in ground balls (four), caused turnovers (two) and draw controls (five).

Seawolves' goalie Mickey Cahill made 14 saves, including nine in the second half, to garner SBU's America East Player of the Game. Courtney Bertolone and Nicolle Moran were two of five Stony Brook players to record multiple points with two goals apiece.

The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead at 25:54 on Bratton's unassisted goal, but SBU netted the next three goals in a span of 11 minutes to build a 3-1 advantage. Bertolone pulled the Seawolves even at 23:23, then Moran and Jessica Romano struck 91 seconds apart -- at 15:59 and 14:28.

O'Keefe then kept the 'Cats within two goals when she denied Bertolone at 10:07. Erin Levesque (Duxbury, Mass.) corralled the ground ball and a good clear led to a pair of Duclos shots that sailed id and another shot by Keagins that was stopped by Cahill.

Casiano then caused a Stony Brook turnover and gathered the ground ball, and Cohen converted a pass from Kaplan into a goal to lift UNH within 3-2 at 7:14.

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