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Seawolf Notebook: Women's Lax Wins Opener, Men's Hoops Falls

Women's head lacrosse coach Joe Spallina earns his first Division I win.

The Stony Brook women's lacrosse team won its season opener and head coach Joe Spallina netted his first Division I win as the Seawolves defeated Colgate, 13-10, on Sunday.

The team started six freshmen and three sophomores, which left Spallina unsure of what to expect in the game.

"I felt like we were waiting for this game for years," he said. "... So I wasn't sure what to expect, but I'm real proud of the team's effort."

Junior Demianne Cook, a Nesconset native who transferred from Adelphi this year , scored six goals in the win. Freshman Michelle Rubino, an East Setauket native who also transferred from Adelphi, added three goals and two assists. Sophomore goalie Frankie Caridi, another transfer, had five saves in the win.

Men's Basketball Drops Game to Vermont.

Stony Brook's home winning streak of 13 wins is still intact, but a 68-49 loss to Vermont on the road on Sunday ended the men's basketball team's 8-game win streak.

The Seawolves (17-8, 12-2) shot 33 percent from the field and went 0-15 on three-pointers, compared to Vermont's 48 percent shooting and 9-19 shooting at the three-point line.

Dallis Joyner led the Seawolves with 13 points and Tommy Brenton had 9 points and 9 rebounds. For Vermont (17-10, 11-2), Four McGlynn scored 24 points.

Vermont took an early lead on back-to-back three pointers and built a 21-9 lead in the first half. Stony Brook fought back and trailed 23-22 at halftime, but Vermont eventually went on a 16-2 run that gave them a 51-32 lead with about seven minutes to play. The Seawolves couldn't get closer than 14 points after that.

Stony Brook remains a half game ahead of Vermont in the America East standings and can still vie for the regular season title with two more conference wins.

Van Dalen Finishes Seventh in Millrose 1,500

Stony Brook track star Lucy Van Dalen was the only college runner in the field at the Wanamaker Women's Metric Mile at the Millrose Games on Sunday, finishing seventh with a time of 4:11.78. Among her competition were several Olympic and world champions, including American champion Jenny Simpson. Van Dalen finished four seconds behind Simpson.

"For Lucy to have this good of a race against competitors who've won olympic medals is great," Andy Ronan, head track coach, said. "But she's continuing to work towards the goal of an NCAA title."

The SBU men's 4x400 relay team – Terry Martin, Robert Taylor, Adam Jacobs and Frank Gravano – placed fifth with a time of 3:22.15.

Women's Hoops Falls to First-Place BU

Whitney Davis scored 14 points for Stony Brook, who fell to first-place Boston University on Sunday, 56-31. Stony Brook (4-22, 1-12) trailed by 8 points at halftime before the Terriers (19-6, 12-0) ran away with the game in the second half with an 11-0 run in the first seven minutes. “I’m proud of way we competed today and I happy with our effort on the defense end,” Stony Brook head coach Beth O’Boyle said. “But we just didn’t execute offensively the way we needed to.”

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