No. 1 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse kicked off the 2018 postseason in impressive fashion on Friday night at LaValle Stadium, defeating New Hampshire, 19-5, in the semifinal round of the 2018 America East Women’s Lacrosse Championships
With the win, the Seawolves (18-0, 7-0 AE) will advance to the 2018 America East Women’s Lacrosse Championship contest for the seventh-straight season. Stony Brook has won five-straight conference postseason titles under Head Coach Joe Spallina and will look to make it six on Sunday, May 6 at LaValle Stadium vs. Albany.
“We’re 1-0 in the new season,” Spallina said. “I liked our approach, and I thought we did a nice job jumping on them early – sharing the ball and doing the things that we do well. We had some good stops on defense that turned into quick goals on the other side.”
Kylie Ohlmiller recorded four goals and five assists for nine total points to lead the way once again for the Seawolves’ offense. She now has an NCAA-best 137 points in 2018.
Courtney Murphy added five goals and two helpers for seven points, and Taryn Ohlmiller had three goals and three assists for six points.
The Seawolves are back in action on Sunday, May 6, hosting Albany in the title contest of the 2018 America East Championships at 12 p.m. from LaValle Stadium (tickets).
“We have an opportunity to secure our second goal on Sunday, which is to win the conference and get the automatic qualifier in the NCAA Tournament,” Spallina said.