Top-Ranked Stony Brook Defeats Johns Hopkins, 15-7
By Jill Guise
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
• Score: #1 Stony Brook-15, #22 Johns Hopkins-7
• Records: JHU (8-6) • SBU (13-0)
• Location: Stony Brook, NY • LaValle Stadium
• The Short Story: Top-ranked and undefeated Stony Brook took a 7-2 lead into the half and held off visiting Johns Hopkins in a 15-7 non-conference contest Friday night.
How it Happened
• Stony Brook jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the 24:20-mark with back-to-back goals by Kylie Ohlmiller. Sophomore Mackenzie Heldberg put Hopkins on the board when she converted a free position shot at 19:03 to make it 2-1.
• The Seawolves answered with four straight goals, with Kylie Ohlmiller bookending the run, to push out to a 6-1 lead with 7:19 to play in the half. Senior CeCe Finney ended the run when she took a pass from sophomore Maggie Schneidereith in the slot, spun and beat Anna Tesoriero with a side-arm shot at 6:30. Taryn Ohlmiller had the final say of the half, scoring on the run off the pass from her sister, to put Stony Brook up 7-2 at the half.
• Taryn Ohlmiller scored on a quick-stick shot at the left post to open the second-half scoring and put the Seawolves up 8-2 just 2:28 in. Finney responded just 84 seconds later with her second of the night, scoring from the doorstep off a feed from senior Shannon Fitzgerald.
• The home team answered with goals from Ally Kennedy and Emma Schait in a 24-second span to push out to a 10-3 with 25:15 to go. Just over three minutes later, Fitzgerald blew a shot past Teoriero on the run in the right alley. Heldberg then found a cutting Miranda Ibello in the middle of the fan and she scored on a sidearm shot as she was knocked down to make it 10-5.
• Kylie Ohlmiller came back with a pair of goals to push the lead to 12-5 with 16:30 to play in the game. Hopkins again answered with a two-goal spurt, from Fitzgerald and freshman Aurora Cordingley, to pull back within five. Fitzgerald cashed in on a free position shot at 12:35 and just 82 seconds later Cordingley cut across the fan, caught a pass from Heldberg in stride and scored to make it 12-7. Stony Brook would score the final three goals of the game to take the 15-7 win.
What it Means
• Hopkins falls to 3-4 all-time against Stony Brook with the Seawolves winning three straight in the series.
• With the first draw of the game, freshman Shelby Harrison broke Kadie Stamper’s record for draws by a freshman, which had stood since 2005. Harrison finished the game with four draws and now has 60 on the season.
• Fitzgerald has moved into the top 10 in school Division I history in career goals with 104. Schneidereith now ranks 16th in school DI history with 36 career assists.
Johns Hopkins Leaders
• Points: Fitzgerald (3), Heldberg (3)
• Goals: Finney (2), Fitzgerald (2)
• Assists: Heldberg (2)
• Draw Controls: Fitzgerald (4), Harrison (4)
• Ground Balls: Hoeg (4)
• Caused Turnovers: Hoeg (2)
• Saves: Crosson (6)
• Points: K. Ohlmiller (11)
• Goals: K. Ohlmiller (6)
• Assists: K. Ohlmiller (5)
• Draw Controls: McCarthy (8)
• Ground Balls: Kennedy (7)
• Caused Turnovers: Kennedy (3), Gubitosi (3)
• Saves: Tesoriero (10)
• Hopkins returns to Big Ten play on Friday, April 20 as the Blue Jays host the Ohio State Buckeyes. Opening draw at Homewood Field is slated for 5:00 pm.