HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - (via SBU Athletics)
Sophomore Courtney Murphy (Shirley, N.Y.) scored a game-high four goals and sophomore Dorrien Van Dyke (Northport, N.Y.) added three goals and two assists to lead the #6/5 (IWLCA/Media) Stony Brook women's lacrosse team past Hofstra, 12-8, Tuesday night at Shuart Stadium.
Freshman Kylie Ohlmiller (Islip, N.Y.) recorded two goals and two assists.
Junior Taylor Ranftle (Hauppauge, N.Y.) finished with a goal and an assist.
The Seawolves (15-1) extended their winning streak to four games.
Lindsay Alfano and Morgan Knox led Hofstra (10-5) with a pair of goals.
Quotes . . .
"I love this rivalry. I tried to prepare our kids for the emotion of a game like this. Tonight's win was necessary for us so that we can possibly get a high seed and host a tournament game. We showed more poise in the second half and played our type of lacrosse."
"We made of a couple of tweaks at halftime on how we were going to attack them. They were sending their slide from the middle of the field so you saw Murph [Courtney Murphy] and others get some open looks."
"I thought we executed the game plan. It was a physical game. We like those kind of games. I think we starting to come together. We've done a good job of sticking to a one-game mentality. Everything has been working out so far."
Stony Brook went ahead for good on Van Dyke's first goal of the game with 2:43 left in the first half. It was the first of four straight for the Seawolves, who led 8-4 after Ranftle free-position goal with 22:22 left in the second.
Hofstra cut Stony Brook's lead to 9-6, but Ohlmiller and Van Dyke scored goals four minutes apart. The Pride cut it to three again, but sophomore Kristin Yevoli (Massapequa, N.Y.) scored on an open cage for a four-goal lead with1:35 left.
By The Numbers
• Stony Brook scored 12 goals on 21 shots.
• Murphy tallied three of her four goals in the first half.
• Stony Brook recorded six of the 10 draw controls in the first half.
• The Seawolves were 3 of 5 on free-position shots.
• Stony Brook had only two turnovers in the second half.
• Seniors Amber Kupres (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) and Marina Mestres (Medford, N.J.) had three draw controls apiece.
• Van Dyke added two ground balls, two caused turnovers and a draw control.
News & Notes
• Hofstra leading scorer Brittain Altomare was held to a goal and an assist.
• Murphy has posted at least three goals in the first half five times this season.
• Murphy's 53 goals are the fourth-most in a season in school history.
• Ohlmiller has tallied at least a point in all 16 games and two in 15 of 16.
• Stony Brook is 6-1 on the road this season.
• Tonight's game was the first against Hofstra since 2010. The Pride lead the series, 5-2.
• Murphy and Stony Brook assistant coach Demmianne Cook are the only players in school history with two seasons of 50+ goals.
Stony Brook hosts UMass Lowell on Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. The team will honor their six seniors -- Michelle Rubino, Sarah Ehrman, Amber Kupres, Jenna Agostino, Kelly Kuerner and Marina Mestres -- prior to the game