Scoring goals must run in the family. Junior attacker Kylie Ohlmiller scored six goals, while her younger sister, freshman attacker Taryn Ohlmiller, netted five of her own as Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse defeated Yale, 20-10, on Wednesday night at Reese Stadium in New Haven, Connecticut. The pair tallied 11 goals on just 18 shot attempts.
About seven minutes in, the game was knotted at two. The Ohmiller sisters scored five of Stony Brook’s next eight goals, giving their team a 10-4 lead over Yale, one that they would maintain for the rest of the game.
Senior midfielder Dorrien Van Dyke scored three goals, while freshman midfielder Ally Kennedy and sophomore midfielder Keri McCarthy each added a pair of their own. Junior attacker Emma Schait and junior midfielder Samantha DiSalvo also added onto the scoreboard, netting a single goal apiece.
Stony Brook’s 20 goals were scored off 15 assists. Five Seawolves had two assists or more.
Sophomore goalkeeper Anna Tesoriero improved to 5-0 on the season, saving eight shots on 18 attempts. Tesoriero has allowed an average of 6.4 goals per game this season.
After going down 4-2 early in the first half, Yale responded with two unanswered goals, tying the game at four. Stony Brook then scored 11 of the game’s next 12 goals, heading into halftime with a 15-5 advantage.
The Seawolves played a conservative second half, scoring five times on just 13 shot attempts. The team did a good job of capitalizing on its free position shots, netting two on four attempts.
Stony Brook dominated Yale on shot attempts, 36-25. Despite losing the ground ball battle 19-18 and winning seven less draws, the Seawolves were in control for a majority of the game.
Yale senior attacker Tess McEvoy and junior attacker Kiwi Comizio each scored four goals. McEvoy and junior attacker Lily Smith each received a yellow card in the first half. The Bulldogs recorded 19 fouls as well as 22 turnovers.
Stony Brook has scored at least 10 goals in every game this season. The Seawolves are averaging 16.4 goals per game, while opponents are averaging 6.4 goals per game against Stony Brook.
The fifth-ranked Seawolves are 5-0, and will travel south this weekend for a huge matchup against the third-ranked Florida Gators. The game will be held on Saturday, March 11 in Gainesville.