Junior attacker Courtney Murphy has been nearly unstoppable on offense this season.
Her nine goal game, which tied former attacker Demmianne Cook’s single-game team record, helped the No. 8 Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse team win on the road against UMass Lowell, 23-2, on Saturday afternoon. The victory was the Seawolves’ seventh win in a row, their longest winning streak of the season.
Murphy had eight goals by the end of the first half, including a hat trick within the first three minutes of the contest. After that, the floodgates were opened. The Seawolves never let their foot off the gas in the first half, accumulating an 18-0 lead at halftime.
It wasn’t until there were 20 minutes left in the second half and the Stony Brook starters were all substituted out of the game that UMass Lowell scored its first goal of the afternoon. At that point, Stony Brook had a 20-1 lead and was never looking back.
Sophomore attacker Kylie Ohlmiller added three goals and five assists on the day. Four different midfielders scored two goals for Stony Brook — sophomore Emily Marlow, freshmen Kasey Mitchell and Keri McCarthy and junior Kristin Yevoli.
Murphy has been the best scorer in the country this season, with her national-leading 58 goals and 4.83 goals per game helping Stony Brook reach the top-10 of both the Inside Lacrosse media poll and the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association coaches’ poll.
Along with Murphy, Stony Brook’s offense has been playing well of late. The 23 goals broke a school record for most goals scored by the team in a single game. Including Saturday’s win, Stony Brook has outscored its opponents 92-28 over the last five games.
The Seawolves will return home next weekend for a pair of games at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Stony Brook will face New Hampshire on Saturday at 3 p.m..
On Sunday at 3 p.m., the team will square off against Johns Hopkins, a squad that defeated Stony Brook 7-5 last year. The Seawolves’ loss to the Blue Jays was their only defeat of the entire season.