Cook Nets Six No. 19 Stony Brook Crushes Central Connecticut

New Britain, Conn. Demmianne Cook posted a game-high six goals, while Janine Hiller notched six points on four goals and two helpers as Stony Brook dominated Central Connecticut, 19-3, Wednesday afternoon at Arute Field.

Claire Petersen and Emily Mercier tallied five points apiece. Frankie Caridi made stopped five of the eight shots she faced in just under 57 minutes of play in net, as Stony Brook improved to 2-1 on the season. Morgan Tullar made 11 saves for Central Connecticut (0-2).

The Seawolves got off to an early 3-0 lead, but the Blue Devils netted two-straight goals to close the gap to one, 3-2, with 16:29 left until intermission. Stony Brook went on a tear from there, beginning with an unassisted tally by Janine Hillier less than 20 seconds later.

With 15:23 remaining, the senior captain found Mercier for a goal, and Michelle Rubino followed with an unassisted score a little under one minute later as Stony Brook took a 6-2 advantage.

Hillier struck again on a free position shot at the 12:10 mark to put SBU in front by five, 7-2. Petersen, Mercier and Cook scored before the intermission as Stony Brook went into the locker room with a commanding 10-2 lead.

Hillier and Petersen notched back-to-back goals less than five minutes into the second stanza to cap off a 9-0 run that gave the Seawolves a 12-2 cushion.


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