For Immediate Release: April 12, 2008
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (
Phone: 607-777-2956

Visiting Stony Brook tops Binghamton women's lacrosse 18-12

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Junior midfielder Kaitlin Leggio and senior attack Diana Caroleo combined for 17 points to lead visiting Stony Brook to an 18-12 win over Binghamton in America East women's lacrosse action Saturday evening at the Bearcats Sports Complex

Leggio, the 2007 America East Player of the Year, had a game-high nine points (3g, 6a) and Caroleo turned in an eight-point effort with a game-high five goals to go along with three assists. Freshman Melissa Cook added six points on four goals and two assists.

With the win, the Seawolves record their first league win of the season and even their overall mark at 6-6, while the Bearcats drop to 4-10 and 0-5 in America East play.

On the strength of Leggio's seven first half points (3g, 4a), Stony Brook led 9-6 after 30 minutes of action. The Seawolves used a 6-1 first half run to break a 3-3 tie and move ahead 9-4 with 9:51 to play. The Bearcats answered with scores from Musso and freshman
Ali Castiglie (Middle Island, N.Y.) to cut the deficit to 9-6 at the break.

BU made it four straight unanswered extending the rally with the first two scores of the second half on goals from freshman
Lisa Illig (Corning, N.Y.) and junior Julia Demuth (Jordan, N.Y.) at the 27:58 and 20:21 marks, respectively. Illig finished with two goals to stretch her season total to 17 on the season.

The visiting Seawolves thwarted the BU comeback effort answering with a 7-0 run and extending its lead to 16-8. Caroleo was a key factor in the run contributing three goals and two assists during the surge. Binghamton outscored the visitors 4-2 over the final 11:30 to create the final margin.

Leanne Musso (Auburn, N.Y.), Kristen Marsjanik (Webster, N.Y.), and Sandra Alvarez (Port Washington, N.Y.) all left their mark in the final home game of their collegiate careers.

Musso finished the game with a team-high three goals and had three ground balls; Marsjanik registered her second goal of the season, while Alvarez made the start in her home finale and recorded eight saves before giving way to freshman
Lauren Scott (Jarrettsville, Md.) with 15 minutes to play.

Sophomore midfielder Lizzie Wright (Massapequa, N.Y.) had a goal and an assist while freshmen
Kate Concialdi (Yorktown, N.Y.) and Beth Moore (Hauppauge, N.Y.) each had talliesto round out the Binghamton scoring. Moore also added a game-high six draw controls.

The Binghamton women's lacrosse team v
isits Vermont on Sunday, April 20 in its 2008 America East finale and then closes out the regular season with a road contest at Wagner College on Tuesday, April 22.

Notes: The Bearcats and Seawolves have played each other five previous times with Stony Brook taking each contest. The Seawolves won the last year’s meeting 21-7 on Long Island.

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