USC Welcomes Stony Brook to McAlister for Monday Matinee

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    March 14, 2016

    GAME #5
    No. 12 USC (4-0) vs. No. 11 Stony Brook (2-2)
    McAlister Field • Los Angeles, Calif.
    Monday, March 14 • 3 p.m. PT
    Series History: Stony Brook leads, 1-0
    Last Meeting: L, 7-4 (Feb. 21, 2015 • Stony Brook, N.Y.)
    Web Stream: Pac-12.com/live/USC (Leland Waters)
    Opponent Web: www.StonyBrookAthletics.com

    CROSSExamination

    • At 4-0, the Trojans are off to the program’s best start in four seasons. USC started each of the previous three seasons 0-2.
    • USC is ranked No. 12 in the IWLCA poll. Stony Brook (2-2) is ranked No. 11.
    • The Trojans face their second top-15 ranked team this season. Previously, USC defeated No. 5 Duke, 11-5.
    • USC is 0-1 all-time against Stony Brook. The Seawolves won, 7-4, in the teams’ first meeting on Feb. 21, 2015, in Stony Brook, N.Y.
    • The Trojans’ previous ranking of No. 11 in the IWLCA poll was the program’s highest. USC was ranked in the poll for the first time ever (No. 19) to open the season.
    • USC has won 10 straight games at McAlister Field and is 18-8 all-time there.
    • Through four games, USC is out-scoring its opponents, 63-18, for an average margin of victory of 11.25 goals per game.
    • 4th-year head coach Lindsey Munday is 35-25 (.583) overall.

    LOS ANGELES -- The 12th-ranked USC lacrosse team (4-0) can push its season-opening winning streak to five games when No. 11 Stony Brook (2-2) visits McAlister Field for a Monday-afternoon game on March 14. The Women of Troy are off to the program's best start and can even their all-time series with the Seawolves who claimed a 7-4 win over the Trojans in USC's trip to the east coast last February.

    THE LAST MEETING
    USC4
    Stony Brook7
    February 21, 2015
    Stony Brook, N.Y.
    USC Lacrosse Drops 7-4 Decision to No. 16 Stony Brook
    The USC women's lacrosse team (0-2) mounted a second-half comeback but fell short in a 7-4 loss to No. 16 Stony Brook (1-0) at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 21. The Women of Troy got two goals and two draw controls from sophomore attacker Michaela Michael and had one goal apiece from junior midfielder Amanda Johansen and sophomore attacker Cynthia Del Core.