Despite a defensive effort for the ages and a one-goal lead during the third quarter, the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team fell 8-5 to the top-seeded University of North Carolina (UNC) Tar Heels in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday.
By walloping the Albany Great Danes 16-4 in the 2022 regular season finale as expected, Stony Brook clinched its ninth consecutive America East regular season title and its 60th straight win over an America East opponent.
The No. 6 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team entered Saturday night’s matchup against the UMBC Retrievers with two priorities in mind — extending its winning streak to 10 games while also bringing home a victory on Senior Night.
High-profile players graduate from the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team seemingly every year, usually with their successors firmly installed to continue the program’s success. It took Ellie Masera just half a season to claim their abdicated throne.