Saturday, April 7, 2012

Rooney, Brady lead Men's Lacrosse past Binghamton, 13-5

Vestal, N.Y. - Redshirt freshman Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) scored a career-high five goals and three other players scored two goals as the Stony Brook men's lacrosse team (3-7, 2-0 America East) topped Binghamton (3-7, 0-2), 13-5, Saturday night at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
Rooney, whose previous career-best was three goals, has totaled 20 points in his last five games. He added an assist for a career-best six points on the evening.
Freshman Matt Bellando (Miami, Fla.) and seniors Russ Bonanno (Seaford, N.Y.) and Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia) also tallied two goals for Stony Brook, which hasn't lost a regular season conference game since April 29, 2009, a span of 16 games.
Junior Sean Brady (Huntington Bay, N.Y.) played his best game in a Stony Brook uniform, stopping a career-best 17 shots.
After scoring in double figures just once in the first six games, Stony Brook has scored 10 or more in four straight.
The win gives Stony Brook eight straight over Binghamton, which last beat the Seawolves, 9-8, on April 30, 2005. Brandon Planck led the Bearcats with two goals.
"Tonight's effort was an unselfish one," coach Jim Nagle said. "A guy like Jeff Tundo (three assists), who sacrificed his point total to take more draws for us, has been instrumental during our two-game winning streak. Sean Brady was outstanding, and that's why he and Jeff received game balls."
Stony Brook jumped out to a 3-0 lead just over five minutes into the game. Senior Adam Dahms (Herndon, Va.) gave the Seawolves a 4-0, dodging his defender and scoring far side for his first goal of the season. SBU scored goals on four of its first five shots.
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Binghamton cut the deficit to 4-2 with just over a minute to play in the first quarter. Senior Russ Bonanno (Seaford, N.Y.) scored off a feed from senior Robbie Campbell (Delta, British Columbia), capping five first-half goals from five different players.
Campbell added a second goal to make it 6-2. On the ensuing possession for Binghamton, Tyler Perrelle was stripped as senior Jared LeVerne (Syosset, N.Y.) approached the ball. Facing the Stony Brook goal and with his back to the field, LeVerne executed a perfect outlet pass to junior Nick Watson (Manchester, England), who started the transition opportunity. Precision passing led to redshirt freshman Mike Rooney (East Islip, N.Y.) finding Bellando for his second of the day and a 7-2 Stony Brook lead.
Binghamton got as close as 7-3 after Perrelle's goal at 8:32 of the third quarter. Stony Brook scored six straight after that, including four from Rooney.
Stony Brook scored three man-up goals, upping its season total to 18.
Stony Brook will travel south to face UMBC next Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

Adrian Coxson ready for fresh start at Stony Brook (Newsday)

His high school resume in Baltimore made Adrian Coxson one of the most sought after wideouts in the country. Name a big BCS school and Coxson likely was on its radar.
Three years and three colleges later, Coxson hopes to revive his career at Stony Brook. It may be a lower division, but Coxson believes it is the most level-headed decision he's made.
The 6-1, 205-pound Coxson drew raves when he caught 40 passes for 987 yards and 12 touchdowns in his junior year at City College High School in 2008. He committed to Penn State but said he changed his mind when Florida (then coached by Urban Meyer) showed interest. "I had all these big-time offers, I got caught up in the mess," Coxson said. "I was young, I saw the name 'Florida.' Nobody in our area had gotten offers from Florida. It was a big opportunity."
Coxson arrived in Gainesville in the summer of 2010, but left after some early workouts, saying his father's illness required his presence at home. "People said 'I heard you weren't good enough to play, it was too hard, it was this and that,' " Coxson said. "I didn't feel as if I needed my family situation out there. My father's blind and he has diabetes."
Coxson then enrolled at Maryland under head coach Ralph Friedgen. By the time Coxson was eligible last fall, Friedgen had been replaced by Randy Edsall. Coxson played sparingly in nine games as a redshirt freshman. His best came against Boston College, where he had three catches for 78 yards and a touchdown.
"I guess they used me as much as they wanted to use me," Coxson said. "I felt as though they could have used me more. I felt I should have played more. I felt as if I should have been out there. Once coach Friedgen left, I did feel as though the family aspect was gone."
A spokesman at Maryland yesterday did not address Coxson's playing time, and instead reiterated a comment Edsall made when Coxson transferred in December: "We appreciate everything that Adrian has done for us and hope everything works out for him in his future endeavors."
Coxson said his dad, who now has a home health nurse, told him, "If I want to go away from home to play ball, that's something I should do." Coxson said he called some FBS schools, but then Stony Brook coach Chuck Priore made contact. "Coach P and I had a talk, he kept it real with me," Coxson said. "I felt as though he was being real sincere with me. I didn't know anything about Stony Brook. Coach P can be in a meeting, if I knock on the door he'll come out and speak to me. He wants to make sure everything is all right. That's a big factor."
Priore said a big upside remains for Coxson.
"If he plays his cards right and we play our cards right, I think we have an extremely gifted athlete who will be able to athletically stretch the field for us and be very successful," the seventh-year Seawolves coach said.
Because this is Coxson's second time transferring, Stony Brook will need a waiver from the NCAA to make him eligible this fall. Coxson would have three years of eligibility left.
"I know I still have it, I still have the drive," said Coxson. "I would never stop my dream, this is a big opportunity for me here. Even if I have to sit out this year. I'm still going to work hard. It's not going to make a difference."

Records fall in women's lacrosse 21-13 win over Vermont

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Junior Claire Petersen (Wantagh, N.Y.) tied her own Stony Brook women's lacrosse single-game record with 10 points on seven goals and three assists to lead the Seawolves to a 21-13 win over Vermont Saturday at LaValle Stadium.

With 31 goals and 43 assists for 74 points this season, Petersen became Stony Brook's all-time single-season leader in assists and points. She surpassed Carlee Buck's previous assist record of 42 and surpassed Kaitlin Leggio's previous points record of 71.

Junior Demmianne Cook (Nesconset, N.Y.) scored six goals on the day and set a new single-season goals record, surpassing the previous record of 47, held by Amy Taylor. Cook, who has scored six or more goals four times this season, now has 51 goals for the year. Cook also added 10 draw controls in the game.

In addition to Petersen and Cook's big days, junior Janine Hillier (Farmingdale, N.Y.) had four goals and a season-high five assists. Freshman Michelle Rubino (East Setauket, N.Y.) had two goals, an assist and four draw controls. Senior Abby Ford (Baltimore, Md.) had a goal and an assist, and freshman Amber Kupres (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) chipped in a goal.

Stony Brook has won five straight matches and is now 10-3 overall and 3-0 in America East, matching the 2007 Seawolves for best conference start in program history. The Seawolves are a half-game behind Boston University for first place in the league and will battle the Terriers next Saturday with the winner gaining control of first.

"It's a huge conference win for us," head coach Joe Spallina said. "We're 3-0 and at the top of our conference, which is where we want to be. Overall, today was a good team effort. I thought we were a little loose on defense in the second half, but on offense we had a good flow and moved the ball well.

"I'm happy for Claire and Demmianne. Their records are outstanding individual achievements, and I'm not surprised they did it. They are so talented that they will continue to add to those records and probably wind up breaking them again next year."

The first half was all Stony Brook as the Seawolves found the back of the net 13 times. Within the first 3:13 of the game, Hillier, Cook and Petersen all scored goals to give SBU a 3-0 advantage.

Vermont got within one, 3-2, but Cook and Hillier scored again to make it 5-2. After Sydney Mas scored a goal at 19:42 to make it 5-3, the Seawolves blew the game open with six straight goals in a span of 10:53. Petersen scored back-to-back goals 13 seconds apart to open the run. Cook scored three straight goals to close the run, the first one at 13:33 was the record-setting goal. Her last one at 7:49 off a pass from Petersen put Stony Brook on top 11-3.

Rubino scored on a free position attempt with 10 seconds remaining to send SBU into halftime leading 13-5.

In the second half, the teams traded goals four times as the Catamounts tried to stay in the game with the powerful Seawolves. Petersen notched her record-breaking assist and point on a Cook goal at 22:37 to make it 16-8 in favor of Stony Brook.

Ford and Petersen sewed up the game with goals at 19:38 and 17:19 to make it 18-9. Hillier then displayed athleticism by taking the ball down the field past three defenders to score at 11:03 and then again at 10:02. Petersen scored the final goal of the game on a nifty pass from Hillier that found her wide open in front of the net, completing her 10-point afternoon.

All told, Stony Brook outshot Vermont 39-22 and won the draw control battle 23-13. Vermont turned the ball over 23 times, 12 forced by the Seawolves.

Stony Brook will play its final non-conference game of the regular season Wednesday when it hosts Yale at LaValle Stadium at 3 p.m. The Seawolves will resume America East competition next Saturday, April 14 at Boston University at 1 p.m.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Baseball sweeps Binghamton to open conference play

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Pat Cantwell (West Islip, N.Y.) scored the game-winning run with one out in the eighth and senior Tyler Johnson (Chatsworth, Calif.) threw a complete game five-hitter as the Stony Brook baseball team opened America East play with a 2-1 victory over the Binghamton Bearcats on Friday at Joe Nathan Field. SBU completed the doubleheader sweep with a 9-2 win in the second game.
Johnson (3-1) allowed just one run in the opener, which was a scheduled seven-inning game. Sophomore Brandon McNitt (Chino Hills, Calif.) allowed two runs in 5.0+ innings to earn the win in game two.
Junior Travis Jankowski (Lancaster, Pa.) and sophomore Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) had two hits in each contest while junior William Carmona (Hempstead, N.Y.) went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the second game.
Neither team was able to push across a run through the first seven innings of the opener. Stony Brook's best scoring opportunity came in the sixth, putting runners on second and third with one out.
But Binghamton (8-14, 0-2 AE) starter Mike Augliera struck out Carmona and got junior Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario) to ground out to third to get out of the jam. The Bearcats finally broke through against Johnson in the eighth, scoring on a two-out infield single from John Howell.
But the Seawolves (19-8, 2-0 AE) rallied back as Jankowski singled to lead off the bottom of the eighth and Cantwell then reached on a hit by the pitch. Carmona advanced the runners to second and third with a sacrifice bunt and Augliera then intentionally walked Tissenbaum to load the bases.

Stony Brook then executed a squeeze play to tie the game as freshman Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) pushed his bunt past Augliera which not only allowed Jankowski to come with the tying run but also allowed Krause to reach first safely to keep the bases loaded.
Freshman Steven Goldstein (East Meadow, N.Y.) then chopped the ball to third and Cantwell raced home, just beating the throw of Joe Stubbs to give the Seawolves the victory.
Binghamton scored first in the second game, pushing across two runs in the fourth. The Seawolves answered right back with two runs in the bottom of the inning on a Courtney RBI double and a Goldstein run-scoring single.
The Seawolves took the lead in the fifth as junior Tanner Nivins (Kitchener, Ontario) led off with a single, moved to second on a wild pitch and then scored on a single through the right side from Jankowski.
The Bearcats put together a rally in the sixth as Jake Thomas opened the inning with a single to drive McNitt from the game.
Sophomore Frankie Vanderka (Levittown, N.Y.) came on in relief and walked Dave Ciocchi to put runners on first and second. But Vanderka got Jordon Smucker to pop up to second and then got Daniel Nevares to ground into an inning ending double play.
Stony Brook then put the game away with six runs in the sixth. Nivins two-run single made it 6-2 and Carmona hit a two-run triple three batters later.
The teams wrap up the three-game set on Saturday at Joe Nathan Field. First pitch is set for noon.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Cukrov throws perfect game as softball splits at Manhattan

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Game Two Box Score

Riverdale, N.Y. - Freshman Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) became just the third Stony Brook pitcher in the school's Division I era to throw a perfect game as the Seawolves shutout Manhattan, 9-0, in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday. The Jaspers bounced back in the second game, however, dealing the Seawolves a 5-2 defeat.
Cukrov struck out 12 of the 15 batters she faced as the game ended after five innings due to the eight-run rule. The freshman joins Stephanie Poetzsch and Lindsey DeLaRosa as the only Seawolves' pitchers to record perfect games since Stony Brook made the move to Division I in 1999. Poetzsch and DeLaRosa both fired perfect games on the same day, Apr. 14, 2001, in a sweep of Maryland Eastern-Shore, making Cukrov's perfect effort the first for Stony Brook in nearly 11 years.
Cukrov's 12 strikeouts tied a career high as the Irvine, Calif. native also fanned 12 batters against Utah on Mar. 10. Cukrov has now won nine straight starts and has allowed only six total runs in her last 10 appearances, boasting an ERA of 0.70 during that span.
The first game of the day remained scoreless into the top of the fourth when Stony Brook (22-9) broke it open with five runs. Senior Lauren Maloney (Las Vegas, Nev.) plated the first run with an RBI single, before freshman Shayla Giosia (Runnemede, N.J.) scored three more on a double and a subsequent throwing error by the center fielder. Sophomore Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) capped off the frame with a bunt single to bring in Giosia to make it 5-0.

Stony Brook's offense stayed hot in the fifth as the Seawolves ignited for four more runs to bring the game to an early conclusion. Run-scoring singles by senior Suzanne Karath (Fishkill, N.Y.) and Maloney made it 7-0, before Giosia again delivered a two-run double to give the visitors a nine-run cushion. Giosia finished 3-for-3 with four RBI, while Maloney posted a 2-for-4 effort with two RBI and two runs.

Manhattan (2-21) was able to regroup in the second game and hang on for a win, despite a near comeback by the Seawolves in the seventh inning. The Jaspers led 5-0 entering the final half-inning when Combs delivered a one-out ground-rule double to give Stony Brook life. Sophomore Nicole Hagerty (Sicklerville, N.J.) then followed with another ground-rule double to make it 5-1, before redshirt freshman Nicole Hoyle (Warwick, Md.) delivered her first-career hit and RBI, a single to left to score Hagerty and make it 5-2.
After a fielder's choice reduced the Seawolves to their final out, seniors Alyssa Hawley (Spokane, Wash.) and Suzanne Karath extended the game with back-to-back singles to load the bases for Maloney. But Manhattan pitcher Amy Bright buckled down and forced a foul-out to end the game.
The Seawolves will have the weekend off and will return to action Monday for a home doubleheader against Rider beginning at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Big second half pushes women's lacrosse past UMBC

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Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's lacrosse team broke open its game against UMBC with three goals in the first 4:44 of the second half as the Seawolves tallied 12 goals in the second half and cruised to a 16-6 win over the Retrievers Wednesday night at LaValle Stadium.

Stony Brook has now won four straight games to improve to 9-3 overall and 2-0 in America East. UMBC falls to 4-7 overall and 1-2 in the league.

Junior Janine Hillier (Farmingdale, N.Y.) led all players with a season-high six goals, all coming in the second half when the Seawolves outscored UMBC 12-3. Hillier added one assist for a seven-point night. Junior Claire Petersen (Wantagh, N.Y.) had three goals and two assists. Freshman Michelle Rubino (East Setauket, N.Y.) scored two goals and had an assist and had six draw controls to become Stony Brook's all-time single-season leader (68), surpassing the previous record of 63.

Other Seawolves who scored goals included freshman Amber Kupres (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.), junior Demmianne Cook (Nesconset, N.Y.), junior Kaitlyn Harrison (West Babylon, N.Y.) and freshman Kelly Kuerner (Lake Grove, N.Y.). Junior goalkeeper Frankie Caridi (East Northport, N.Y.) made nine saves in net to lead Stony Brook.

UMBC's Lindsay Cox led the Retrievers with two goals and an assist. Taeler Errington also scored two goals for UMBC.

"The story tonight was all about our defense and goalie play," head coach Joe Spallina said. "The girls played well on both ends. Michelle Rubino was outstanding on the draw, which allowed us to get our offense flowing in the second half. The way Janine played in the second half was important for us as a program. We have to get back to work tomorrow to play a tough Vermont team on Saturday."

The first half proved to be a defensive battle with neither team wrangling control of the game. The game was tied at 2-2 when Petersen scored on a free position shot at 8:36. At 5:47, Kupres took a pass from Petersen and tallied a goal to give SBU a 4-2 lead. But UMBC fought back and scored at 4:40 and went into halftime down 4-3. UMBC's Kendall Mason made five saves on Stony Brook in the first half.

The Seawolves quickly adjusted and started striking on offense. Petersen took the ball and scored twice unassisted at 28:02 and 25:56. Forty seconds after her goal, Hillier faked a handoff and past defenders towards the net and scored easily to make 7-3 with just 4:44 off the clock in the second half.

Hillier scored again at 19:33 and 13:39 to make it 10-5 Seawolves. Ten seconds after Hillier's goal, Rubino won the draw control and dished to Cook for an easy goal to make it 11-5.

After Cox scored for UMBC at 7:23 to make it 11-6, it was all Seawolves as Hillier took the ball and pounded the Retrievers defense. She scored two goals 22 seconds apart and then assisted on Harrison's goal at 1:24 before scoring her sixth and final goal on a dish from Petersen with 20 seconds remaining in the game.

For the game, Stony Brook outshot UMBC 26-20 and won the draw control battle 17-7.

The Seawolves will next face Vermont Saturday at LaValle Stadium at 1 p.m.

Stony Brook track & field runs successful home quad meet

Stony Brook, N.Y. - It was a long time coming, but Stony Brook's track & field program held its first meet at the University Track on Wednesday. The Seawolves hosted Providence, Bryant and Marist in the first annual quad meet.
New school records were set in the women's 4x200 relay, men's 400 hurdles and the men's and women's 300.
Seniors Christina Johnson (Elmont, N.Y.), LaQuashia Hall (New York, N.Y.) and Kimberly Pough (North Babylon, N.Y.) and sophomore Katie Manzi (Swan Lake, N.Y.) broke the old 4x200 record by more than four seconds, recording a 1:45.58.
Freshman Terry Martin (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) ran a 54.52 in the 400 hurdles, despite stumbling in the beginning. His time of 54.42 broke a 31-year-old record.
New standards were set in the men's and women's 300 as freshman Lamar Hayes (Voorhees, N.J.) and Manzi recorded times of 35.05 and 43.18, respectively.
Others who captured individual wins were senior Mark Appledorf (Hauppauge, N.Y.) in the 10,000 (33.20.08), sophomore Eric Speakman (Taradale, New Zealand) in the 800 (1:53.87), Hayes in the long jump (6.60) and freshman Stephan Jones (Bronx, N.Y.) in the 200 (22.64).

Pough captured first place in the 100 (13.16), sophomore Andrea Giannini (Trumbull, Conn.) was victorious in the javelin (35.37) and senior Mary O'Connor (Waterford, Ireland) won the 1,500 (4:38.96).
Speakman, senior Shamell Forbes (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.), junior Michael Lopizzo (Northport, N.Y.) and freshman Tyler Frigge (Suffern, N.Y.) combined for a 7:54.21 in the 4x800, good for first place.
Other strong performances came from senior Thomas Rammelkamp (Miller Place, N.Y.) in the 3,000 (8:51.59), senior Kristal Conklin (Middletown, N.Y.) in the 800 (2:17.09) and senior Patricia Barry (Tipperary, Ireland) in the 3,000 (9:56.22).
The outdoor season continues on April 14 at the Rutgers Invitational.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Coming soon: the 2012 Wolfies!

Stony Brook student-athletes: put on your best clothes and get ready for the red carpet as Stony Brook Athletics will celebrate the best of the best in 2011-12 at its annual end-of-the-year awards banquet, now known as the Wolfie Awards!

On Monday, May 7, the athletics department will host the Wolfies at the Student Activities Center (SAC) at 5 p.m. At the event, the best and the brightest will be honored with numerous awards. Find out who will be this year's Male & Female Athletes of the Year and re-live the entire 2011-12 season with this year's highlight video.

In addition, the night has been re-branded to have an Academy Awards like feel. Prior to the event, there will be a red carpet for student-athletes to walk down, complete with interviews and photo opportunities.

More surprises will be revealed as the event date gets closer.

When discussing this year's Wolfies on Twitter, be sure to use the hashtag #Wolfies.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Baseball sweeps NYIT as Johnson sets wins record

Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior right-hander Tyler Johnson (Chatsworth, Calif.) earned his 26th career victory to set the school's all-time wins record as the Stony Brook University baseball team rolled to a doubleheader sweep of the New York Tech Bears on Sunday afternoon at Joe Nathan Field. The Seawolves won game one 6-0 before cruising to a 10-1 victory in game two.
Johnson (2-1) tossed 5.0 shutout innings in the opener as he broke the record previously held by Jon Lewis '05. Senior right-hander Evan Stecko-Haley (Coral Springs, Fla.) struck out six in 4.0 scoreless innings of relief to earn the win in game two.
Junior Travis Jankowski (Lancaster, Pa.), sophomore Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) and freshman Steven Goldstein (East Meadow, N.Y.) had three hits each in the doubleheader. The Seawolves pounded out 15 hits in the game two win.
Stony Brook (16-8) jumped to a quick lead in the opener, scoring two runs in the first on run-scoring singles from senior Pat Cantwell (West Islip, N.Y.) and junior Maxx Tissenbaum (Toronto, Ontario).
SBU added a run in the third on a RBI single from freshman Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) before scoring three runs in the fifth, highlighted by a two-run single from Goldstein, to make it 6-0. Sophomore right-thander Frankie Vanderka (Levittown, N.Y.) relieved Johnson to start the sixth and pitched the final two innings to complete the shutout.

The Seawolves again jumped to an early lead in game two, scoring two runs in the first on a Cantwell sacrifice fly and a Goldstein RBI double. NYIT got a run back in the second but a Jankowski two-run single in the fourth made it 4-1.
Stony Brook put the game away with five runs in the seventh, all with two outs. Senior Sal Intagliata (Franklin Square, N.Y.) had the big hit of the inning, a two-run homer to left.
Sophomore Brandon McNitt (Chino Hills, Calif.) started game two for the Seawolves and allowed one run in 4.0 innings. Stecko-Haley allowed just three hits and did not walk a batter.
The Seawolves return to action on Tuesday, hosting Marist at Joe Nathan Field.

Softball takes two of three from BU with Sunday split

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Boston, Mass. - The Stony Brook softball team took two out of three games from conference rival Boston University this weekend with a split on Sunday in Boston, Mass. After a 1-0 victory on Saturday, the Seawolves won the second game by a score of 4-3, but fell in the final game of the weekend, 8-3.
Freshman Allison Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) picked up her 11th win in game two with another complete-game performance. Cukrov had her 29-inning shutout streak snapped in the bottom of the third as the Terriers pushed a run across, but the Seawolves (20-8, 5-1 America East) fought back to claim Sunday's opener in dramatic fashion.
With the score knotted at 2-2 in the top of the seventh, senior Lauren Maloney (Las Vegas, Nev.) smashed a two-run homer, her fourth long-ball of the year, to put the visitors ahead by two.
But Boston University (20-11, 4-2 America East) would not go quietly as Amy Ekart singled in a run in the bottom of the frame to make it 4-3. With runners at first and second and one out, Cukrov buckled down and forced a ground-out and a fly-out to end the game in Stony Brook's favor.
Each team recorded six hits in the game with Maloney (2-for-4) and senior Suzanne Karath (3-for-4) accounting for five of the Seawolves' six knocks in the contest. The victory was Stony Brook's 20th of the year, which equals the amount the Seawolves had all of last season (20-29). The team has now won at least 20 games in all 12 seasons under the direction of head coach Megan Bryant.
The final game of the weekend turned quickly in BU's favor as the Terriers grabbed an 8-0 lead through three innings. Stony Brook chiseled away with two runs in the fourth courtesy of a Nicole Hagerty (Sicklerville, N.J.) two-run homer, and added another in the sixth when sophomore Jessica Combs (Hammonton, N.J.) hit a sac-fly to score senior Bernadette Tenuto (Audubon, N.J.).

Stony Brook could get no closer, however, as BU pitcher Erin Schuppert closed out the game to pick up her fourth victory of the season. Seawolves' starter Taylor Chain (Gloucester, N.J.) was saddled with the defeat.

The Seawolves will return home to play a single game against Long Island University on Tuesday at 4 p.m.