Stony Brook Defeats Yale for Its Sixth Straight Win

DeVito kept the pressure on by scoring off a Crow assist with 18:52 left. But a minute after that Perruccio denied a free position shot by DeVito that could have pulled Yale within two, and the Seawolves eventually went up 10-6 on a free position goal by Kaitlyn Harrison with 16 minutes to play.

A spectacular save by McMullan denied a spinning Hillier from right in front of the cage shortly after that, but Hillier eventually got the lead to 11-6 with her 39th goal of the year at 6:57.

With five minutes left, Crow drew a foul and then fed DeVito after the re-start for a goal that pulled Yale within 11-7. But 30 seconds later a Yale turnover gave the Seawolves a chance at a fast break, and that ended with Hillier feeding midfielder Demmianne Cook to increase the lead back to five. That was Cook's fourth goal of the day and 55th of the season.

Fleishhacker curled around from behind the cage and fired one in to get Yale within four with 2:33 to play, and the Bulldogs called timeout. They got the draw but turned the ball over in front of the SBU net with less than two minutes to play, enabling the Seawolves to run some more time off the clock. Yale got the ball back in the final 30 seconds but turned it over again in the SBU zone, and the Seawolves finished off the win to improve to 7-1 at home.

Yale won 14 of 22 draw controls, led by four each from freshman midfielder Christina Doherty and sophomore attacker Sabine van der Linden. Freshman midfielder Reilly Foote added three draws.

“We knew that No. 1 (Rubino) likes to draw to herself,” said Phillips. “Sabine can offset that. We put Reilly on the offensive side and Christina on the defensive side of the draw circle, and they had to outreach and outmuscle people to the ball. That gave us some possessions that we really needed.”

DeVito now has 11 goals and 16 points in the last four games.

“Jen is a feeder/finisher,” said Phillips. “When she's not feeding, she can score. When she's behind the cage, she can feed.”

With a pair of Ivy League games coming up, including Saturday's Senior Day game vs. Columbia at Reese Stadium, the Bulldogs hope to take some momentum from Wednesday's effort.

“Stony Brook is a team that has been scoring in the high teens and 20s,” said Phillips. “They are physical, talented and fast, and they have put teams away. They couldn't do that to us today. Our defense was amazing, and Erin McMullan played well in goal again. We have started to play up to our potential and play for the full 60 minutes. I'm proud of how we played.”

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2012-04-11



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