It's still early in the season, but if a win over a nationally ranked program is any indication, the Stony Brook women's lacrosse team may have arrived.
Stony Brook topped Johns Hopkins, previously ranked No. 20 and 17 in national polls, 15-14 on Saturday, its first win over a nationally ranked team. The Seawolves, now themselves ranked No. 19 by LaxPower, are also 5-0 for the first time in program history.
Junior Claire Petersen scored the gamewinning goal with nine seconds left in the game on a free position attempt, and totaled six goals and three assists in the game. Demianne Cook scored three goals and Janine Hillier and Amber Kupres each scored twice for the Seawolves.
Up next for the women's team: No. 5/3 Duke on Monday at LaValle Stadium at 4 p.m.
Men's Lax Drops Third Straight
The men's lacrosse team fell to Marist, 10-9, in the final seconds of the Seawolves' home opener on Saturday. The team is off to an 0-3 start following losses to LaxPower's No. 1 Virginia and No. 17 Fairfield.
"We were penalized way too much today, and gave Marist too many opportunities," said head coach Jim Nagle, whose team is No. 14, according to LaxPower. "I give Marist a lot of credit for playing within their system. We've got to be more consistent which starts with fundamentals."
Russ Bonnano, Robbie Campbell, Mike Rooney, and Nick Watson each scored twice for the Seawolves.
Up next for the men's team: a March 10 game at Delaware.