Career Day for Masera, Defensive Powerhouse 5. Women’s Lacrosse earns first CAA win.

STONY BROOK, NY – No. 5 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse (5-1, 1-0 CAA) cruised past the Delaware Blue Hens (4-5, 0-1 CAA) on Saturday afternoon at LaValle Stadium. The Seawolves beat the Fightin’ Blue Hens 19-6 for their first CAA win in program history.

Junior midfielder to Ellie Mas he had a career day himself, scoring a career-high seven goals and one assist to tie for eight points. Senior attacker Kailyn Hart He followed Masera by recording four goals of the season. Senior midfielders Kira Accettella and Charlotte Verhulst both scored a pair of goals in the Stony Brook contest.

Delaware got on the board first when McKenzie Didio found the back of the cage off an assist from Riley Gillin with 9:15 left in the first quarter. However, the Seawolves would not remain silent for long as the team responded to a pass from young midfielder Acccetella. Jaden Hampel.

Masera scored his own goal with 2:53 left in the first to give Stony Brook a 2-1 lead at the quarter break. Trailing 3-1, the Blue Hens cut Stony Brook’s lead on a free position goal by Lizzie Yurchak.

The one-goal margin is the closest Delaware has come to the Seawolves, as the team exploded on offense for the remaining three quarters. Stony Brook outscored the Blue Hens 17-5 over the final three quarters of the game 19-6.


  • Masera led the Seawolves’ offense for the fourth straight contest with a career-high seven goals and eight points.
  • Hart recorded four goals of the season and has now scored two or more goals in five of his last six games.
  • Verhulst made his mark on the scoreboard as the senior added two more goals, one assist, three points and a season-high eight draw controls.
  • Accetella recorded his first pair of goals and first points of the season.
  • Graduate attacker Jolie I believe found the back of the net and dished out two assists for a season total of three points.
  • Secondary midfielder Alexandra Fusco and Hampel added one goal in the contest. Hampel also had two assists of the season.
  • Senior midfielder Lexie Correia beat the final buzzer to record his first goal of the season.
  • Secondary defender Avery Hines He recorded his first career start and scored his first career turnover.
  • Stony Brook’s defense held Delaware to just six goals, tied for the fewest goals the Blue Hens have allowed all season (6 vs. Denver on March 13).
  • The Seawolves won the battle in the faceoff circle, 20-7. The 20 tiebreakers are the team’s most since Stony Brook won 21 against Boston University on February 21, 2021.


“Great way to start our conference schedule, I think our team did a great job of preparation. Delaware is very well coached, they’re a great team over there. We came into the game worried a lot and I thought our players responded. bell and played very smart and disciplined lacrosse we had. We were very efficient, we struggled a little bit with our shots at the beginning, so at the end it was a little bit tighter than we would have liked, but we will find some positives in that. we move on to Syracuse,” said the coach Joe Spallina.

“We went in at halftime and made adjustments. It wasn’t just adjustments for me, it was adjustments on the left side and the back. Everything stacks up and it worked where I was at the end of the rainbow, but it could have been Hart, it could have been anybody, but it ended up being me. We didn’t nothing changed, how our attack was working today,” said the young midfielder. to Ellie Mas.

“Obviously, Northwestern is a great team and we came out all week of practice and we knew we had to be better and we had to work harder. I think it was better and better for everyone to work together as an offense than individually. For me. Made adjustments. we have during practice and that’s what really helped us build this week,” the senior forward said. Kailyn Hart.


Stony Brook hits the road to face No. 2 Syracuse at the JMA Wireless Dome on Wednesday, March 22. Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

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