Immediate Release: April 12, 2008
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Visiting Stony Brook tops Binghamton women's lacrosse 18-12
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.
Seniors 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
(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 visits 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.
The Bearcats and Seawolves
have played each other five previous times with Stony Brook taking
each contest. The Seawolves won the last years meeting
21-7 on Long Island.