Lacrosse Succumbs to No. 11/10 Stony Brook
March 16, 2016
SAN DIEGO -
The San Diego State lacrosse team faltered against No. 11/10 Stony Brook, dropping a 19-5 decision to the Seawolves on Aztec Lacrosse Field in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon.
The game, San Diego State’s final before Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) play begins on Fri., March 18, was the Aztecs’ third straight loss. SDSU falls to 1-5 on the season, while Stony Brook evens its record at 3-3.
After taking a 2-0 lead five minutes into the contest, the Aztecs’ top freshman on offense put SDSU on the board 6:05 into the game. Jill Haight ripped one in from 15 yards out to cut the score to 2-1.
The Seawolves responded with a pair of goals to take a 4-1 lead, but Elizabeth Rourke attempted to keep the game close. She made good on a free position attempt with 20:34 remaining in the first half for the 4-2 score.
However, Stony Brook went on an 11-0 run, taking a commanding 15-3 lead five minutes into the second period.
SDSU’s upperclassmen did their best to counter the attack of one of the nation’s top teams. Just over five minutes into the second period, junior Vickie Porter cashed in on her seventh of the season. With 20:59 remaining in the frame, she dished an assist to redshirt senior Katie Gill, making the score 15-4.
Nearly halfway through the second half, Ijeoma Ikpe closed out scoring for the Aztecs, scoring her first of the season on the free position to cut the Seawolves’ lead to 16-5. Stony Brook would add three more for the final 19-5 score.
Starting in the cage for the Aztecs, Katie Merritt suffered the loss, making three saves and allowing 11 goals in 25 minutes of action. Katrina Reeves turned away a pair of shots and allowed eight goals in 35 minutes logged.
SDSU was out-shot 34-12 and was narrowly edged at the draw, 14-11. Stony Brook scooped up more ground balls, 20-15.
Next up, San Diego State heads north to kick off MPSF play on Fri., March 18 with a 4 p.m. contest at St. Mary’s.