FRIDAY, APRIL 04, 2014
WLAX: Stony Brook Tops Jacksonville
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – On Friday evening, LaValle Stadium watched two great women’s lacrosse programs as they met for the first time and wondered who would be victorious - Stony Brook’s stellar defense or Jacksonville’s stellar offense? In the end, the No.15 Seawolves came out on top.
A pair of three-goal attacks from Courtney Murphy and Michelle Rubino provided SBU with a 7-0 cushion at the break and the team continued to pad its lead in the latter 30 minutes to end the affair with a final score of 13-2.
Goalie Asia Moore (Apex, N.C.) recorded 12 saves on the evening while the Dolphin’s up-and-coming freshmen Danielle Della Rocca (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) and Rachel Aus (Annapolis, Md.) sent in the two JU goals.
JU netted each of their goals in the closing minutes of the contest. Capitalizing on a Seawolf foul, Aus stamped in a free-position goal, her fourth score of the season, with 2:23 remaining. Returning to her home state, Della Rocca then followed suit with her tenth goal on an assist from Brittney Orashen (Lebanon, N. J.).
Despite the loss, the Dolphins had plenty to be proud of and Head Coach Mindy McCord boasted on how well the Dolphins controlled the draw and most clears. JU edged Stony Brook 11-6 in the draw and was nearly perfect in clear attempts with a success rate of 15-of-16.
A vital component to the Dolphin’s transition defense, Chelsea Watts (West Long Branch, N. J.) also had a career-game with five draws, four ground balls and a caused turnover.
Jacksonville will have a day to regroup before they dip back into conference action on Sunday, April 6 for a noon draw at Detroit.