In Season 2018
Preseason Report - The Road to the Final Four
Stony Brook is on a mission to make the Final Four and win the 2018 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship. Stony Brook almost upset Maryland in the 2017 NCAA Quarterfinals and with the Final Four at Stony Brook this year, Joe Spalinna could lead his team to a national championship and rewrite the record books.
Nationally ranked #2 Stony Brook starts the season with high expectations and dreams for a national title. Stony Brook's attack will be led by Kylie Ohlmiller who set NCAA records last year with 78 goals and 86 assists. A natural lefty who has perfected rolling the crease to score and has tremendous vision to feed from the left, she is impossible to stop. Kylie is supported by her sister Taryn Ohlmiller who is a natural righty so together they dominate both sides of the cage. Redshirt Senior Courtney Murphy, who led the NCAA with 100 goals in 2016, is back from her knee injury and will join the attack with the Ohmiller sisters to create a triple threat.
Game 1: #2 Stony Brook (14) vs #5 USC (10)
February 16, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA
Season Opener: #2 Stony Brook kicked off the season in California against a tough #5 USC and came away with a big win to start their season. Despite USC's control of the draw (17 of 25), Stony Brook's attack overpowered the Trojans and was backed by a solid defense and goal tending. All around a strong opening performance by the Seawolves and impressive win.
Courtney Murphy is back in action and stronger than ever with four goals and four assists. Taryn Ohlmiller added another four goals and three assists. Kylie Ohlmiller was face guarded, an obstacle she will likely face in many games, but still managed to net a goal and feed in two assists.
Carolyn Carrera and Brooke Gubitosi anchored the defense with each recording a caused turnover. Goalie, Anna Tesoriero (Jr), recorded ten saves and five ground balls to keep her team in the game at critical times.
Stony Brook will take on Stanford for their second game on Monday, Feb. 19. California should be a sunny break from the northeast weather. Look for Stony Brook to add another win and continue their Road to the Final Four.
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