Stony Brook - Attack
Stony Brook led a balanced attack with seven players scoring on the day. Taryn Ohlmiller, Keri McCarthy and Siobhan Rafferty led the team with two goals each. With Stony Brook's top attackers closely marked, Jesse Arline came off the bench to lead the Seawolves with three points (2 goals, 1 assist). Midway through the first half, Taryn Ohlmiller appeared to reinjure her right knee, but returned to play and scored two goals in the last ten minutes of the game - a valiant comeback that ultimately fell short by a goal.
Florida - Attack
Florida's attack was led by Shannon Kavanagh who scored five goals for the day and pulled down six draw controls. Many of the Gators are Long Island natives and felt at home on a cold, windy day where the sun finally broke out midway through the second half as Florida pulled ahead 10-8 on a two goal run by Kavanagh.
Both teams gave it everything they had - fighting for every draw, going after every ground ball and doing whatever it took to stop their opponent from driving to goal. The result was a very physical game with off ball contact, players on the ground, goggles flying and yellow cards in the second half for dangerous checks.
Both Stony Brook and Florida varied up draw specialists in the center circle - Kasey Mitchell (Stony Brook) and Brianna Harris (Florida). For the Seawolves, Ally Kennedy (4) and Sabrina Tabasso (3) were key on draw controls recording seven combined.
The Florida defense worked with Hicklen to hold an explosive Stony Brook attack to only ten goals for the day. Cara Trombetta marked Stony Brook's top attackers causing three turnovers and grabbing four ground balls. Florida's other top defenders: Sabrina Cristodero, Emma Wightman and Annie Gillis put relentless pressure on Stony Brook.