DURHAM, N.H. - Senior midfielder Jessie Groszkowski (Reisterstown, Md.) matched her career high with eight points and sophomore attack Jess Burnap (New Canaan, Conn.) had six points to propel the University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse team to Friday afternoon's 19-3 America East victory against Stony Brook University at Memorial Field.
UNH won its third consecutive game to improve to 4-10 overall and 4-0 in America East, while Stony Brook lost its fourth straight game to fall to 7-8, 2-2.
Groszkowski had a hand in each of UNH's first four goals and finished with six tallies to increase her season total to 43 and her school-record career goal benchmark to 167; she also ranks second on UNH's all-time points list at 193.
Groszkowski gave the 'Cats a 1-0 lead 33 seconds into the game, then set up Burnap's tally nine seconds later to quickly produce a two-goal advantage. She struck again at 2:12 and 4:15 as the Wildcats rolled out to an 11-0 lead and held the Seawolves without a shot for 25 minutes.
SBU broke into the scoring column on a Jill Gridley free position goal at 26:50 and trimmed the deficit to 11-2 on Marrisa Trachtenberg's goal at 29:03. Mel Bourque (Topsfield, Mass.) scored her first career goal with 36 seconds remaining in the half, then Trachtenberg struck again 13 seconds later for a 12-3 Wildcat lead at halftime. Burnap (four goals, two assists) opened the second-half scoring with nine seconds elapsed to reestablish a double-digit cushion and New Hampshire maintained that advantage the rest of the way.
UNH starting goalie Danielle Martin (Ellicott City, Md.) made one save and exited the game at the half. Julie Bevad (Sea Cliff, N.Y.) played the second half and was not credited with a save. SBU goalie Gina DeNezzo made 12 saves.
Sarah Cahill (Lexington, Mass.) finished with four points on three goals and one assist while Kelly Blaney (Stony Brook, N.Y.) recorded three points on a goal and two assists and both Kristin Blanchette (two goals; Sudbury, Mass.) and Katie Leland (two assists; Timonium, Md.) had two points.
Other goal scorers for the Wildcats were Jill Albee (Pembroke, N.H.) and Laura Dosdall (Wellesley, Mass.).
New Hampshire concludes the regular season April 27 against Boston University. UNH's three seniors will be honored before the game, which begins at 1 p.m. at Memorial Field.