Offense Stifled as No. 16 Stony Brook Defeats Delaware, 8-4
NEWARK, Del. – Typically a high scoring team, the University of Delaware women’s lacrosse team posted the lowest offensive output in over a year as the Blue Hens fell, 8-4, to No. 16 Stony Brook University at Delaware Stadium in the squad’s regular season finale Tuesday afternoon.
Previously, the Hens had not scored fewer than seven goals in a single game this year and were held to just two goals in each period in the loss to the America East regular season champions.
Sophomore Shannon Hawley (Camillus, N.Y.) put UD on board first with a quick unassisted goal coming out of the gates at 28:30, but the Seawolves countered with a 3-0 run over the next 28 minutes.
The second half was much the same as senior Abbie Hartman (Hatfield, Pa.) pulled Delaware within one at 4-3 at the 27:03 mark before Stony Brook rallied off four straight scores.
Sophomore Casey Lyons (at left; Georgetown, Ontario, Canada) led the Blue Hens with two assists and one goal. Senior Chelsea Fay (below right; West Chester, Pa.) added one goal to add to 41-game point scoring streak.
Defensively, sophomore Erin Wein (Middletown, Md.) posted four groundballs and three caused turnovers to guide UD.
Stony Brook’s Alyssa Cardillo led all scorers with three goals and two assists while Frankie Caridi, one of the top ranked goalies in the country, recorded seven saves for the Seawolves.
Delaware finishes regular season action with a mark of 10-6 while Stony Brook improves to 14-2 on the year.
Head Coach Kateri Linville
“Unfortunately, we did not compete to the best of our ability today. This will serve as an important learning lesson as we grow as a program. There were a lot of unforced errors and mental mistakes that really cost us and we’ll have to clean up before we play in the CAA Tournament.”
Sophomore Casey Lyons
“Their defense was able to capitalize on our small mistakes and that is something that we need to work on as we look forward to the CAA Tournament.”
· Caitlin McCartney was held without a single point and had a 44-game point-scoring streak halted.
· Casey Lyons has tallied at least one point in each game played for Delaware.
· The last time the Blue Hens scored four goals came on April 5, 2013 at James Madison.
· Delaware also posted a season-low six points in the loss. Previously, the Hens had not tallied less than nine this year.
· UD and Stony Brook held a 7-7 tie in draw controls.
· Friday, May 2 – #3 Delaware vs. #2 James Madison – 7:30 p.m. – CAA Tournament Semifinals – Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field (Williamsburg, Va.)
· Sunday, May 4 – CAA Tournament Finals – Opponent TBA – 1 p.m. – Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field (Williamsburg, Va.)
· May 9-11 – NCAA First/Second Rounds – Campus Sites