PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 8, 2014) – The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team (3-3) fell to the No. 18 Stony Brook Seawolves (4-2), 14-4, Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Stadium. Sophomore attacker Kim Kolodny (Farmingdale, N.Y.) led Rutgers with a team-high three points on two goals and an assist.
Also scoring for the Scarlet Knights were senior attacker Katrina Martinelli (Moorestown, N.J.) and redshirt junior midfielder Lauren Sbrilli (Martinsville, N.J.). Sbrilli added a team-high five draw controls in the loss.
Five Seawolves scored at least two goals, led by Dorrien Van Dyke’s three scores.
Stony Brook established a 6-1 lead in the first half, as Rutgers’ lone goal was scored by Martinelli. The Seawolves got on the board first less than a minute into the game, but Martinelli answered with a free position scored at 24:20 to knot the score at 1-1. The visitors regained the lead 20 seconds later and added four more winners to take a five-goal advantage into the halftime break.
The Seawolves started the scoring first in the second half as well, as Amber Kupres found the back of the net at 23:51. Sbrilli scored her sixth goal of the year at 22:44 off the dish from Kolodny to cut the deficit to 7-2. Stony Brook would score two-straight to regain a seven-point cushion, until Kolodny made back-to-back goals at 12:21 and 10:41 on assists by junior midfielder Jenny Vlahos (Manhasset, N.Y.) and redshirt senior midfielder Amanda Trendell (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), respectively, to bring the hosts within five (9-4)
Stony Brook would close out the game with four-straight scores for the win.
RU returns home on Wednesday, March 12 against Penn State at 3 p.m.
- The meeting marked the first time in its 37-year history that Rutgers has faced Stony Brook.
- The Scarlet Knights played their first-ever game at High Point Solutions Stadium in program history.
- With the loss, Rutgers falls to 3-1 at home this season. The undefeated start to the 2014 home slate marked just the fifth time in program history that RU had kicked off a season at 3-0.
- RU went with the starting lineup of Kim Kolodny, Sara Kramer, Lauren Sbrilli, Jenny Vlahos, Sarah Mahon, Chelsea Intrabartola, Katrina Martinelli, Megan Clements, Claire MacDougall, Amanda Trendell, Taylor Pennell and Amanda Currell. The Scarlet Knights have had a different starting 12 in all six games this season.
- Sara Kramer’s start against the Seawolves is the first of her career. The rookie had previously appeared in three games. The rookie tied her career-high in draw controls with two. She also controlled two draws against Delaware (Feb. 28).
- Freshman Nicole Kopyta and sophomore Madeline Hulsey saw the first minutes of their collegiate careers against the Seawolves.
- Kim Kolodny’s three points marked a new career-high. Her two goals matched her career-best, which she established earlier this season against Fairfield (Feb. 20).
- Kim Kolodny now has five total goals on the season- one short of her season total from the 2013 season. She has now led the Scarlet Knights in scoring twice this season.
- Lauren Sbrilli’s score brought her team-leading goal total to six on the season.
- Lauren Sbrilli’s five draw controls were a career-high. Sbrilli’s previous career-best was two, which she recorded against UConn on April 1, 2012.
- Katrina Martinelli’s goal gave her seven total points on the season, tying her with Megan Clements for the team-lead.
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