Stony Brook took sole possession of first place with a win over Albany Saturday.
Stony Brook took sole possession of first place with a win over Albany Saturday.
Courtesy: America East Communications

Stony Brook Takes Over 1st Place in #AEWLAX

Release: 04/13/2014

We are more than halfway through the America East women's lacrosse regular-season and the Stony Brook Seawolves have taken sole possession of first place with a win over Albany on Saturday. Just two games remain before the America East Championship, which will be hosted by the highest seed May 2 and 4. Recap the week three games:

No. 15/15t Stony Brook (12-2, 3-0) 8 at No. 18/17 Albany (10-2, 2-1 AE) 4
Box Score

  • Stony Brook took sole possession of first place and earned head coach Joe Spallina his program-record 43rd career win as the Seawolves beat Albany, 8-4, Saturday.
  • Senior goalie Frankie Caridi made four stops between the pipes as the Seawolves extended their winning streak to nine consecutive games. Stony Brook’s defense, ranked first in the nation, held Albany’s fifth-ranked offense to single-digit goals for the first time this season.
  • Courtney Murphy scored three times to lead all scorers while Michelle Rubino added a pair of tallies as well for Stony Brook.
  • The Seawolves led the entire game and seized control of the game with four-straight goals that took a 4-2 lead to 8-2 with 16 minutes remaining in the game.
  • Stony Brook can clinch the No. 1 seed and the right to host the tournament with a win over UNH next weekend.

at UMBC (7-6, 1-2) 12, Vermont (10-4, 1-2) 9
Box Score | Highlights

  • UMBC used a big first half, outscoring Vermont 8-4, to take a 12-9 win over the Catamounts on Saturday for the team's first conference win of the year.
  • Rachel Benzing scored a goal and dished out three of her four assists in the first half, totaling a game-high five points.
  • Vermont was within 3-2 after a Sydney Mas goal at the 18:33 mark of the first half before UMBC scored 5 of the final 6 goals of the half.
  • Mas became the Vermont all-time points leader in the contest.
  • Vermont fought back to tie the game by scoring the first four goals of the second half, with Mas tying the game with 23:41 remaining.
  • UMBC responded with a four-goal run of its own, including a pair by Ali Carpenter that made in 12-8.

at New Hampshire (7-7, 2-1 AE) 18, Binghamton (6-7, 0-3 AE)
Box Score | Highlights

  • New Hampshire scored a season-high 18 goals as the Wildcats beat Binghamton, 18-5, to improve to 13-0 all-time vs. the Bearcats.
  • Laura Puccia scored her 100th career goal and Kayleigh Hinkle registered her 100th career point while Nicole Grote tied a career-high with four goals to lead the Wildcats.
  • Nine different Wildcats recorded points as New Hampshire gained control early by scoring the first nine goals of the contest.
  • Renee Kiviat scored three goals to lead Binghamton while Erin McNulty made six saves in net.