No. 15 Stony Brook Defeats the Catamounts in AE Opener

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Janine Hillier tallied a game-high 10 points on three goals and five assists, and Michelle Rubino and Demmianne Cook combined for 10 goals to lead No. 15 Stony Brook past Vermont, 19-5, in the first America East contest for both teams on Saturday from Virtue Field. With the victory, Stony Brook improves to 7-2 (1-0 AE) on the season, while Vermont moves to 4-6 (0-1 AE).

The Seawolves opened the game with seven consecutive goals, including three from Hillier and two from Cook, to take a 7-0 lead at the 9:47 mark. Jessica Roach answered back for Vermont with the team's first goal of the contest with 8:13 remaining in the half.

Rubino tallied the final score of the frame with just over five minutes left to increase the Stony Brook lead to 8-1 at the end of the first.

Vermont got off to a quick start to begin the second half, as Justin Allen and Roach tallied goals just 20 seconds apart to cut the Catamount deficit to 8-3 with 24:13 showing on the clock.

After four straight Stony Brook scores increased its lead to 12-3, Sydney Mas got on the board with her first goal of the game off a feed from Emma Kelly.

Roach scored an unassisted goal for her second of the game just under two minutes later, but the Seawolves responded with six consecutive goals, including two from Rubino and Cook, to extend its lead and eventually earn the 19-5 win.

Roach led the way for the Catamounts with three goals, while Allen and Mas each chipped in with a goal apiece. Taylor Pedersen led Vermont with four ground balls and Karli MacKendrick had a team-high three draw controls.

Frankie Caridi made 10 saves to earn the win in net for Stony Brook. Charlotte Lyons took the loss for Vermont despite making nine saves.

Vermont returns to action on Wednesday (Mar. 27) when they travel to Hanover, N.H. to face No. 13 Dartmouth at 3:00 p.m.

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Burlington, Vt. – Janine Hillier tallied a game-high eight points on three goals and five assists to pace a balanced attack that featured nine different goal scorers as No. 15 Stony Brook rolled to a 19-5 road victory over Vermont to open America East play on the road Saturday.

Demmianne Cook and Michelle Rubino registered five goals apiece, while Claire Petersen chipped in one goal and three assists for four points to help Stony Brook move to 7-2 overall and 1-0 in the America East. Frankie Caridi made a game-best, season-high 10 saves in a full game of work in net.

Jessica Roach tallied a hat trick for Vermont (4-6, 0-1 AE).

“This was a great way to start off our conference games. We played a complete, well-balanced game and had nine different goal scorers. I also thought Frankie Caridi was outstanding in goal.” - Head Coach Joe Spallina

Turning Point
Already up, 3-0, midway through the first half, the Seawolves broke the game open with a flurry of goals within the span of four minutes. Petersen dished it to Cook in front of the net for a tally at the 13:20 mark. SBU controlled the ensuing draw, and Hillier found the back of the cage just 20 ticks later to give Stony Brook a 5-0 lead.

With 10:58 remaining in the first frame, Cook fired a free position shot low and passed Charlotte Lyons as the Seawolves built a six-goal advantage, 6-0. About one minute later, Hillier spun to her left and ripped a shot into the lower left corner of the net to cap off a 7-0 game-opening surge for SBU.

The Numbers Game
• Stony Brook led 8-1 at halftime.

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