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Kylie Ohlmiller’s four goals lead unbeaten Stony Brook past Michigan

Stony Brook attacker Kylie Ohlmiller controls the ball

Stony Brook attacker Kylie Ohlmiller controls the ball against Maryland in an NCAA Division I women's lacrosse quarterfinal on May 20, 2017. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Top-ranked Stony Brook started off its non-conference women’s lacrosse game against Michigan slowly on Monday. Entering the game, the Seawolves hadn’t allowed any opponent to take a lead, but at the 18:36 mark of the first half, host Michigan led 2-1.

Then the Seawolves went on a 15-0 run en route to a 16-3 win.

“I can’t say enough about our defense,” coach Joe Spallina said. “They do such a good job adjusting and making opposing offenses uncomfortable . . . This was a great road trip for our team. Beating two Big Ten programs on the road is great.”

Stony Brook defeated Northwestern, 15-10, on Saturday. The Seawolves have scored 76 goals in five games.

Kylie Ohlmiller led the Seawolves (5-0) with four goals. She also had two assists, bringing her career total to 186, 39 shy of the NCAA record set by Northwestern’s Hannah Nielsen.

Courtney Murphy and Emma Schait each scored three goals. Murphy leads the team in goals with 19 and has 265 in her career. She needs 25 more to break the NCAA record set by Temple’s Gail Cummings.

Taryn Ohlmiller had two goals and five assists. Freshman Sarah Pulis scored her first career goal with 15:44 left in the second half.

Stony Brook (5-0) will play at Delaware next Tuesday.

“We have a close group that enjoys being together, and that translates on to the field with the way they play for each other,” Spallina said. “Every goal we scored that wasn’t a free-position one was assisted. That’s the way we play, and I love that about us.”

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