March 11, 2009
FAIRFIELD, CT (March 11, 2009) - Stony Brook's Kaitlin Leggio scored six goals to lead the Seawolves to a 21-12 win over Sacred Heart on Campus Field Wednesday afternoon. SHU's Carissa Hauser (East Northport, NY) scored four goals while senior Mary Montesarchio (Cortlandt Manor, NY) notched three scores with an assist in the loss.
The Pioneers (1-3) grabbed the early edge, jumping out to a 2-1 lead in the games first eight minutes. Hauser hit from 8meters followed by a Montesarchio unassisted marker. The Seawolves responded with a four-goal run started by back-to-back scores from Leggio to lead 5-2. SHU's Hauser and Montesarchio struck again on consecutive scores to pull SHU within 5-4 at 12:36.
Leggio tacked on her third at 10:53 but SHU followed with three of the next four goals scored to tie the game at 7-7. Freshman Alicia Fuchs (Bay Shore, NY) scored off a feed from Amanda Williams (Monroe, CT) at 10:06. After a Jenna Celano goal for Stony Brook at 9:13, SHU got back-to-back scores from freshman Kate Kmiotek (Farmingville, NY) and Hauser to knot it at 7-7 with 7:32 to go.
SBU's (3-4) Leggio scored her fourth of the first half on an 8meter attempt at 7:32 and the Seawolves ended the first half with a 4-1 run to take an 11-8 lead at the half. In addition to Leggio's four goals, Victoria Cable tacked on three scores of her own, two from Samantha Djaha.
SHU's Williams wasted little time in opening the second half scoring, scoring just 19 seconds into play, unassisted. Leggio quickly pushed the lead back to three goals, scoring her fifth off a pass from Amy Hallion. Sacred Heart answered off the stick of Kmiotek at 27:50 to get within two goals but Stony Brook quickly answered back just 26 seconds later from Djaha to lead 13-10 and start a game defining 8-1 run.
Hallion followed Djaha at 24:20 for a 14-10 lead before Hauser's fourth at 18:09 pulled SHU back to within three. The Seawolves put the game away of the next 11 minutes starting with three-straight scores by Courtney Bertolone starting at the 14:10 mark. SBU ended the run with goals by Cable, Melissa Cook and Leggio, her sixth, to lead 20-11 with just over three minutes left.
In addition to Hauser's four goals, Kmiotek scored three times while Williams scored a goal and passed out three assists. Juniors Chelsea Wagner (Aurora, CO) and Laurine Stafin (Spring Lake, NJ) play a half each in goal, each recording five saves.
The Seawolves, who outshot the Pioneers 42-29, added four goals and an assist from Bertolone and four from Cable to go with Leggio's six goal outing. Kim Wodiska assisted on four goals as did Hallion. Goalkeeper Mickey Cahill turned in 12 saves in earning the win.
The Pioneers are back at home on Saturday, March 14th hosting the Siena Saints at 12:00 pm.