Kylie Ohlmiller had four goals and two assists, and her sister, Taryn, added three goals and one assist as visiting Stony Brook bounced back from its first loss of the season this weekend with a 13-5 win over host Jacksonville Monday night.
Stony Brook, which lost at No. 3 Florida on Saturday, led Jacksonville 7-1 at the half in a game played through heavy rains.
“It was nice to get back on track tonight,” Stony Brook coach Joe Spallina said. “The conditions were tough with the cold rain but we played with grit and put together a more Stony Brook-like effort on the defensive side. Offensively, we played unselfish again with 11 of our 13 goals being assisted.”
Jacksonville (2-4) scored the first two goals of the second half to cut the Seawolves’ lead to 7-3 with 26:05 remaining.
However, Taryn Ohlmiller scored 11 seconds later, and then Kylie had back-to-back goals 25 seconds apart and the lead ballooned to 10-3 with 23:53 to go for Stony Brook (6-1). Taryn scored a man-up goal with 15:46 remaining, and later Ally Kennedy converted a feed from Keri McCarthy (two assists) to cap a 5-0 Seawolves’ run and make it 12-3 with 10:49 left.
Dorrien Van Dyke had three goals, Kennedy added a pair of goals and Samantha DiSalvo had one goal and two assists for Stony Brook, which scored the first six goals of the game. Kylie Ohlmiller now has 29 goals and 21 assists for the season, a nation’s-best average of 7.14 points per game. Kristin Yevoli recorded one assist, five draw controls and three ground balls, moving her over 100 career ground balls.
The Seawolves, ranked eighth in the recent IWLCA coaches poll, won 15 of 20 draw controls. Goalie Anna Tesoriero made 16 saves for Stony Brook, which enjoys a break and then hosts No. 4 Southern Cal at 7 p.m. March 24 at LaValle Stadium.
“With the conditions the way they were, draw controls were really a key with us owning the circle,” Spallina said. “We get a little rest now and tomorrow set our sights towards playing a top-five USC team in our barn.”