Stony Brook Drops Home Finale to Boston University

Stony Brook celebrated the final home game for nine of its seniors, and a pair of seniors, Melissa Cook (Bay Shore, N.Y.) and Trish Molfetta (Carmel, N.Y.), each scored a goal in a 12-3 loss to Boston University Saturday at a rainy LaValle Stadium. Freshman Tara Gerstacker (Manorville, N.Y.) added the third goal for the Seawolves.

Prior to the match, Cook, Molfetta, Courtney Bertolone (Farmingville, N.Y.), Victoria Cable (Oakton, Va.), Mickey Cahill (Bay Shore, N.Y.), Jamie Carlson (Glen Cove, N.Y.), Samantha Djaha (East Islip, N.Y.), Abby Juliani (Jenkintown, Pa.) and Cori Kennedy (North Babylon, N.Y.) were all honored for playing their final game at LaValle Stadium after four seasons.

Gerstacker finished the game with a goal, two draw controls and three caused turnovers to earn America East Player of the Game honors. Danielle Etrasco was named BU's America East Player of the game after scoring three goals to go with three draw controls, three ground balls and a caused turnover.

Boston University (7-8, 3-2 America East) scored the match's first three goals before Molfetta converted a free position attempt to make it 3-1 in favor of the Terriers. BU went on to score four more goals, including a pair by Molly Swain.

Stony Brook (4-10, 1-5 America East) went into halftime down 7-1 and then came out and scored the first goal of the second half on Cook's tally at 24:07. However, BU proved to be too powerful, putting up another four goals to go up 11-2 before Gerstacker notched her goal with 7:26 remaining in the match.

Between the pipes, Cahill made 10 saves for the Seawolves before giving way to Carlson, who notched two saves in just over eight minutes of action. BU's Christina Sheridan stopped six shots.

Stony Brook struggled with turnovers on the day, committing 22 to BU's 12.

The Seawolves will wrap up the 2011 season next Saturday in a non-conference battle at Yale at 1:00 p.m.

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STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Five different Terriers registered multi-point games, as the Boston University lacrosse team rolled to a 12-3 victory against Stony Brook at LaValle Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Terriers (7-8, 3-2 AE) snapped their four-game losing streak with the win.

Sophomore Danielle Etrasco, who was named America East Player of the Game, paced BU with three goals and collected three ground balls, three draw controls and one caused turnover. Senior Rachel Collins, junior Molly Swain and freshman Elizabeth Morse tallied two markers each, while junior Catie Tilton added a pair of assists.

Freshman goalkeeper Christina Sheridan started for the Terriers and made six saves through the game's first 52:34 before sophomore Kim Elsworth played the remainder of the contest.

BU, which limited the Seawolves (4-10, 1-5 AE) to just 10 shots, held advantages in ground balls (19-10) and draw controls (10-7). The Terriers were 12 for 15 on clears and 4 for 7 on free-position shots, while Stony Brook finished 10 for 17 and 1 for 4, respectively.

BU jumped out to a 3-0 lead as it finished the half with a 7-1 advantage. Collins opened the scoring with a free-position goal with 22:31 left in the stanza before Etrasco connected on Tilton's pass to double the lead 4:21 later. Junior Annie Stookesberry tallied with 15:51 remaining to give BU a three-goal lead.

Stony Brook's Trish Molfetta tallied a free-position goal at 19:53 to cut the deficit to two tallies, but the Terriers ended the frame on a 4-0 run.

Collins notched her second free-position goal with 7:20 left, and senior Erica Baumgartner added a marker at 15:08. Swain then closed the half with two goals. She tallied with 3:14 remaining in the stanza to give BU a 6-1 lead and netted her second marker 47 seconds later.

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