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Ohlmiller sisters lead Stony Brook women's lacrosse over Yale

Stony Brook attacker Kylie Ohlmiller works the ball

Stony Brook attacker Kylie Ohlmiller works the ball behind the cage with attacker Taryn Ohlmiller in an NCAA women's lacrosse game against Bryant at LaValle Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Sisters Kylie and Taryn Ohlmiller did enough as a duo to lead the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team to another easy win.

The No.7/7 Seawolves improved to 5-0 behind six goals and two assists from Kylie and five goals and four assists from Taryn in a 20-10 road victory over Yale Wednesday night.

An 11-1 spurt by Stony Brook in the final 17:50 of the first half broke a 4-4 tie and gave the Seawolves a 15-5 lead at the break. The Ohlmillers combined for six goals during the run, while Dorrien Van Dyke scored all three of her tallies during that span.

“I was really happy with our approach tonight,” said coach Joe Spallina. “Midweek games are tough but we were really sharp offensively with 15 of our 20 goals being assisted. I thought our offensive leaders stepped up in a big way.”

Stony Brook’s aggressive offense out-shot Yale, 23-10, in the opening half.

The Seawolves were outdrawn 19-12 by the Bulldogs, but a defense that forced 22 Yale turnovers allowed Stony Brook to dominate offensively. Keri McCarthy caused three turnovers, and Brooke Gubitosi caused two.

Despite entering the game ranked No. 1 in the country in fewest goals allowed per game (5.5), Stony Brook allowed four goals each to Kiwi Comizio and Tess McEvoy. Izzy Nixon scored Yale’s other two tallies.

Stony Brook faces No. 3/3 Florida on Saturday. The Seawolves lost to the Gators last season, 7-6.


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