No. 10 Stony Brooks Bests BU for Share of AE Season Crown

Stony Brook, N.Y. No. 10 Stony Brook clinched at least a share of the regular season America East title and will host the conference championship after downing Boston University, 18-11, Sunday evening at LaValle Stadium.

Senior Kaitlyn Harrison, who entered the game with five goals on the season, scored a game-best five times on six shots for Stony Brook (13-2, 5-0 AE), while Demmianne Cook chipped in four. Cook now has a school record of 69 goals on the season to one-up her own mark of 68, which she set last year. Frankie Caridi made five saves for the Seawolves.

The win marked the 100th career victory as a collegiate head coach for Joe Spallina dating back to his time at Adelphi and was the eighth consecutive victory for SBU. The Seawolves' win streak is longest in school history, breaking the previous mark of seven established in 2007.

Christina Sheridan made nine stops for Boston University (5-8, 2-4 AE).

Jill Horka scored to get the Terriers to within two, 12-10, with 14:35 remaining in the second stanza. The Seawolves responded about one minute later, when Alyssa Cardillo fed Janine Hillier for a goal that increased the lead to three, 13-10. Harrison continued her stellar night when she took a pass from Emily Mercier and drove towards the net for a tally to give Stony Brook a 14-10 advantage at the 12:24 mark of the second half.

Michelle Rubino put in a free position shot, and Cook found Cardillo on the doorstep for a score as SBU gained its largest lead of the contest, 16-10, with 8:50 to play.

Kristen Mogavero netted a goal for BU at 8:09, but Harrison responded with her fifth tally of the contest less than 20 ticks later to push the cushion back to six, 17-11. Rubino was left wide open about 10-yards away from the net, and she ripped a shot and scored with 6:27 remaining to seal a win that gave Stony Brook a share of the regular season conference title for the second time in school history and its first since 2007.


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