Sophomore attacker Brittain Altomare continued her torrid start to the 2013 season as she led Hofstra with seven points on four goals and three assists in a 14-8 lacrosse victory over host Marist yesterday.
Hofstra moves to 4-0 on the season. It's the Pride's best start since the 2005 squad also began the season with four straight victories.
Senior midfielder Emily von Hollen had a pair of goals as Hofstra took a 7-1 halftime advantage. Hofstra outshot Marist 33-16 and held an 11-3 lead midway through the second half. Marist (0-4) closed to 11-8, but the Pride finished off the game with three straight goals.
Senior midfielder Maryann Miller got Hofstra on the board less than a minute into the contest as she scored her first goal of the season. The Pride scored the first five goals. Hofstra held Marist scoreless for the first 19:55 of the game.
Senior midfielder Jill Maier and Altomare scored Hofstra's final two goals of the half as the Pride went into the break with the commanding 7-1 lead. Hofstra pushed its lead to as many as eight goals as senior midfielder Casey Kellogg scored her first goal of the season on a free-position shot in the second half.
Stony Brook 19, C. Connecticut 3: Demmianne Cook had six goals and Janine Hiller chipped in four goals and two assists as visiting Stony Brook tied a program mark for fewest goals allowed in a non-conference game against Central Connecticut State. Stony Brook improves to 2-1.