Demmianne Cook nets five in Stony Brook's seventh straight win

Stony Brook midfielder Demmianne Cook is defended by Stony Brook midfielder Demmianne Cook is defended by Albany midfielder Ariana Parker in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse game at LaValle Stadium. (March 30, 2013) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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Demmianne Cook had five goals and was one of seven Stony Brook players to score Saturday as the 11th-ranked Seawolves cruised to a 16-6 victory over host New Hampshire in America East Conference women's lacrosse.

It was the seventh straight win for Stony Brook (12-2, 4-0), matching a program record for consecutive wins set in 2007.

Stony Brook became the first team in the conference to clinch a berth in the America East Tournament.

"We played with urgency on both ends of the field," Stony Brook coach Joe Spallina said. "We're starting to get closer to where we want to be at the most important time of the year."

Michelle Rubino had four goals, Janine Hillier added one goal and four assists and Emily Mercier scored two goals for Stony Brook.

Amber Casiano and Laura Puccia each had two goals to lead New Hampshire (4-9, 1-3).

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The onslaught began early for Stony Brook, which took a 10-0 lead at the 12:55 mark of the first half after back-to-back goals by Mercier.

Cook and Jessica Romano added a goal each to give the Seawolves a 12-2 lead at the break.

Stony Brook held an opponent to fewer than 10 goals for the 13th time this season. Seawolves goalie Frankie Caridi had eight saves.

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