The Wildcats, who have not lost in over a month, record their ninth-straight win to improve to 10-2, including 3-0 in America East. The Seawolves, losers of two straight, fall to 5-5 overall and 0-3 in the conference.
Hardy’s seven-point performance erased her previous career highs of six goals and six points March 12 versus Harvard. Sophomore Shaunna Kaplan (
Freshman Susie Piotrkowski (
After Von Bargen struck at 23:18, Hardy found the back of the net two times – including the first off a free position – to give UNH a 4-3 lead at 16:24. Kaitlin Leggio scored her second of the game to tie it at 14:20, before the Wildcats reeled off six straight – three consecutive from Hardy to start the run – to close the half with a 10-4 advantage.
Hardy picked up her sixth goal to start the second half at 26:38. Stony Brook’s Samantha Djaha followed with a pair of goals sandwiched around tallies by Kaplan and Durepo to make it 13-6 with 19:08 remaining. Freshman Deb Dale (
At 17:33, Von Bargen kicked off a streak of four straight goals for UNH that would cap its scoring and open up a 17-6 lead with 10:39 left. Kaplan, senior Moira Talbot (
Stony Brook added four goals, including two more from Djaha, over the final 6:38 to close the scoring.
Jamie Carlson, who was tagged with the loss for Stony Brook, recorded four saves, while Mickey Cahill stopped three shots for the Seawolves.
Despite the outcome, Stony Brook held advantages in shots (31-30), ground balls (35-23) and draw controls (23-6).
The Wildcats return to action when they play the middle game of their three-game road trip Wednesday, April 9 at 3 p.m. against the