Defense Leads No. 16 Seawolves Past the Blue Hens

NEWARK, Del. Typically a high scoring team, Delaware posted its lowest offensive output in over a year, as the Blue Hens fell, 8-4, to No. 16 Stony Brook at Delaware Stadium in the squad's regular season finale Tuesday afternoon.

Previously, the Hens had not scored fewer than seven goals in any game this year but were held to just two goals in each period in the loss to the America East regular season champions.

Sophomore Shannon Hawley (Camillus, N.Y.) put UD on board first with a quick unassisted goal coming out of the gates at 28:30, but the Seawolves countered with a 3-0 run over the next 28 minutes.

The second half was much the same as senior Abbie Hartman (Hatfield, Pa.) pulled Delaware within one at 4-3 at the 27:03 mark before Stony Brook rallied off four straight scores.

Sophomore Casey Lyons (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada) led the Blue Hens with two assists and one goal while senior Chelsea Fay (West Chester, Pa.) added one goal to add to her 41-game point scoring streak.

Defensively, sophomore Erin Wein (Middletown, Md.) posted four groundballs and three caused turnovers to guide UD. Senior Shannon Burns (Springfield, Pa.) controlled a team-best three draws while senior goalkeeper Tori Zorovich (Massapequa, N.Y.) collected eight saves in the loss.

Stony Brook's Alyssa Cardillo led all scorers with three goals and two assists while goalkeeper Frankie Caridi, who leads the nation in goals against average with a mark of 4.7 goals allowed per game, recorded seven saves for the Seawolves.

Delaware finishes regular season action with a mark of 10-6 while Stony Brook improves to 14-2 on the year.

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Newark, Del. - Senior Alyssa Cardillo (Farmingdale, N.Y.) had three goals and two assists for a five-point day, and senior Frankie Caridi made seven saves in net as No. 16 Stony Brook stifiled Delaware in an 8-4 victory Tuesday afternoon at Delaware Stadium.

The defense, anchored by Caridi, has now held opponents under 10 goals for 11 straight matches and for the sixth time in 11 matches the team has kept its opponent under five goals.

Stony Brook has now won 11 straight matches and improves to 14-2 on the season. Delaware fell to 10-6 on the season despite eight Tori Zorovich saves.


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