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Stony Brook Outlasts Women's Lacrosse in America East Match
Host Stony Brook broke open a tight game with a 5-1 run to open the second half and tacked on five late goals to defeat UMBC, 16-6, at La Valle Stadium.
SBU improved to 9-3 on the season and 2-0 in league play, while UMBC slid to 4-7 overall and 1-2 in America East action.
The loss was UMBC’s first-ever to Stony Brook in the ninth meeting between league rivals.
UMBC junior midfielder Lindsay Cox (
The Retrievers scored first, as sophomore midfielder Kristen Bilney (
But the Seawolves scored three times before five minutes had elapsed in the second half. Cox scored both of her goals in the second half and had UMBC within range after her second score cut the deficit to 11-6 with 7:23 remaining. But Stony Brook won the ensuing draw and maintained possession until Michelle Rubino tallied with 4:36 to play to cut off the any hopes of a Retriever rally.
Stony Brook outshot UMBC 26-20, and controlled 17 of 24 draws. They hit on 4-of-6 free position opportunities, while the Retrievers only converted 1-of-4.
SBU midfielder Janine Hillier led all scorers with six goals and one assist.
UMBC heads right back up to the