#7 Stonehill Bounces Back at #15 Queens, 19-9

Junior Kayla Green matched her career-high with seven goals on Sunday to lead the Skyhawks to victory. (PHOTO BY Shane Bufano)

Green nets seven goals, finishes with nine points to lead Skyhawks to win

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (April 22, 2012) – Stonehill College, ranked seventh in this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II poll, bounced back from Saturday tough defeat to claim a 19-9 victory over 15th-ranked Queens (N.Y.) College in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Hickox Field on the campus if LIU-C.W. Post today.

Junior Kayla Green (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) led Stonehill with a career-high matching seven goals to go with two assists for nine points, while junior Heather Sullivan (Andover, Mass./Andover) added four goals and an assist for five points with three draw controls. Senior All-American Samantha Lynott (Holbrook, N.Y./East Sachem) also totaled five points on three goals and two assists with five draw controls. Junior All-American Kelsey Reilly (Hingham, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) contributed three goals and an assist with 11 draw controls and three caused turnovers, while senior All-American Sarah Galligan (West Newbury, Mass./Pentucket Regional) chipped in with two goals and an assist with three ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Freshman Ashley Armstrong stopped 12 shots in goal on Sunday. (PHOTO BY Shane Bufano)

Freshman Ashley Armstrong (Northborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional) registered 12 saves in goal for Stonehill as the Skyhawks finished with a 36-29 edge in shots, including 32-21 on goal. Stonehill converted 4-of-6 free-position shots, while Queens converted 2-of-7. The Skyhawks dominated the draw controls with a 21-9 advantage and was successful on 19-of-22 clear attempts, compared to 17-for-24 for the Knights. Junior Ellen Kleeman (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) posted 12 saves in goal over the final 53:23 in relief for Queens after sophomore Kahli Evans (Adelaide, Australia) stopped one shot over the opening 6:37.

Junior Heather Rosen (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem East) led Queens with four goals and an assist for five points, while senior Meghan Monahan (Amityville, N.Y./St. Anthony's) finished with two goals and an assist for three points, with three draw controls and three caused turnovers. Freshman Shannon Doody (Lynbrook, N.Y./Lynbrook) chipped in a goal and assist with four draw controls.

Stonehill took immediate control by scoring six of the first seven goals and didn't look back as it built a 13-5 halftime lead. Green netted the first two goals of the game in the opening 1:26, including a free position goal just 28-seconds in. Rosen put Queens on the board just 14-seconds after Green's second goal and then the Skyhawks followed with a four goal run. Lynott and Green sparked the push, before Galligan added back-to-back markers for a 6-1 lead less than seven minutes into the contest.

Rosen scored her second goal of the match with 22:22 left in the frame and Stonehill followed with a five goal run to open an 11-2 lead with 13:37 to go in the half. Sullivan netted four of the Skyhawks five goals during that stretch, while Lynott contributed a goal and assist. The Knights scored three of the final five goals of the opening half, with Reilly netting a pair for Stonehill.

Green scored the first two goals of the second half to increase Stonehill's lead to ten (15-5) just over three minutes in. Rosen netted two straight goals for Queens, but a comeback wasn't in the works as the Skyhawks scored four of the final six goals, behind two goals and an assist from Green, to seal the victory.

Stonehill (12-3, 9-1 NE-10) returns to action on Tuesday to host Assumption College for an NE-10 matchup on Senior Night at W.B. Mason Stadium at 7 p.m. Queens (7-5, 1-3 ECC) hosts the University of Bridgeport on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.