The Stony Brook women's lacrosse team scored 10 unanswered goals en route to a 12-5 victory over Vermont on Saturday. With the win, the Seawolves became the first team to clinch a spot in the America East Conference Tournament.
"This was a solid bounce-back victory today," Stony Brook coach Joe Spallina said. "We moved a step closer to winning our conference and having the America East Championship played at Stony Brook."
Stony Brook (12-1, 4-0) can clinch home-field advantage for the conference tournament and at least a share of the regular-season title when it plays at UMBC on Friday.
Kylie Ohlmiller had five goals and two assists, Courtney Murphy had four goals, and Dorrien Van Dyke added two goals and two assists for No. 7 Stony Brook.
After Vermont (9-6, 2-2) took an early 3-1 advantage, Ohlmiller scored twice to even the score. Murphy then scored four straight goals to give the Seawolves a 7-3 lead with 26:50 left in the half.
The Seawolves host No. 5 Northwestern today at noon in a non-conference game.
"Now, we set our sights on a huge game at our place and battle of top 10 teams," Spallina said. "It'll be a great day for Long Island lacrosse."