Records Fall in Stony Brook's Victory over Vermont

Stony Brook will play its final non-conference game of the regular season Wednesday when it hosts Yale at LaValle Stadium at 3:00 p.m. The Seawolves will resume America East competition next Saturday, April 14 at Boston University at 1:00 p.m.

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STONY BROOK, N.Y. Claire Petersen scored a game-high seven goals and Demmianne Cook added six tallies to lead Stony Brook to a 21-13 victory over visiting Vermont in America East women's lacrosse action on Saturday.

"I was pleased to see us battle back in the second half, but turnovers and not winning the draw in the first half hurt us. We did a better job pushing the tempo, causing some turnovers and having a better effort on the draws in the second half, but we've got to find a way to put together a complete game," said Vermont head coach Jen Johnson.

Stony Brook took a 3-0 lead to start the game and pushed its advantage to 5-2 with 20:19 remaining in the half. Sydney Mas scored for the Catamounts to slice the lead to two, 5-3, but the Seawolves answered with six straight goals, including three from Cook, to extend SBU's lead to eight with 7:49 left in the half.

Stony Brook took a 13-5 lead into the break and held a 27-9 advantage in shots and 13-6 edge in draws in the half.

The Catamounts battled back to play the Seawolves even (8-8) in the second stanza. UVM out shot Stony Brook 13-12 and closed the gap on the draw controls (10-7), but could not get closer than six the rest of the game.

Petersen added three assists and teammate Janine Hillier handed out a team-high five helpers for Stony Brook. Frankie Caridi was credited with five stops for the Seawolves.

Sophomore Marcie Marino lead Vermont with five goals and Mas added five points on three goals and two assists. Laura Barber finished the day with 11 saves in the UVM net.

Stony Brook improves to 10-3 on the year and 3-0 in league play, while Vermont falls to 8-5 overall and 1-2 in America East.

UVM returns to action on April 12 when it hosts California at 5:00 p.m. at Virtue Field. Live video of the game will be available for free via CatamounTV at UVMathletics.com.

Notes: Stony Brook's Claire Petersen and Demmianne Cook lead the country in points per game (6.56) and goals per game (4.0), respectively ... Sydney Mas and Samantha Stern each inched closer to the 100-goal milestone, both players stand at 97 following today's action.

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2012-04-07



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