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Kylie and Taryn Ohlmiller are experiencing a dream.Both are currently  playing for one of the top women’s lacrosse teams in America. For the sisters, getting to experience that dream together makes it even more surreal. Kylie, a 20-year-old junior, joined the Seawolves in 2015 and made an immediate splash. Throughout her career, she has put up 232 points in just 49 games to date. She had the help of teammates like Courtney Murphy and Dorrien Van Dyke on offense for her first two seasons. Now, she has them and her younger sister. “I was very excited when Taryn decided she wanted to come join me here at Stony Brook,” Kylie Ohlmiller said. “We’ve always been very close so I had no problem at all sharing my college experience with her.” Taryn said that in the spring of her junior year of high school, when she decided to commit to Stony…

I sat down with Stony Brook Seawolves lacrosse star Courtney Murphy and talked to  her about the women’s lacrosse team, her final college season and some fun questions about her personal life. This is your chance to get to know the 100-goal scorer. Q: You suffered a broken left hand in the first game of the season (Feb. 4 at Towson). You seem fine now. How long do you think it will be until you’re 100 percent? A: Not really sure yet. Doctor said a normal person would be around six to eight weeks. I came back in two. It depends on how it heals. It’s a week-to-week thing right now. Q: With you being a senior is there any added pressure on you  winning the NCAA championship this year? A: Yes and no. I don’t think it’s added pressure, but it’s added fuel to the fire knowing this…

Stacey Bedell and Jordan Gowins have quite a bit in common: they both play prominent roles on the Stony Brook Seawolves football team, they’re both running backs and they’re both having solid seasons. What most people may not know is that the two are cousins. Gowins, a sophomore, joined the Seawolves this season after playing his freshman year at Boston College. His decision to come to Stony Brook was due in large part to the opportunity to play with Bedell, a redshirt junior who joined the Seawolves a couple of years earlier. “I grew up watching him and my brother,” Gowins said about his cousin “I never really expected to be playing on the same level and reaching for the same goals [as Bedell], so when the opportunity came, it was something I had to take. I don’t regret it at all.” Naturally, Bedell shared the sentiment and was pleased…

Kylie Ohlmiller led Stony Brook (2-0) to a statement win over the Bryant Bulldogs (0-1) in the Seawolves home opener on Saturday afternoon. Ohlmiller, the junior attacker, achieved a career-high of seven goals and five assists which helped factor into more than half of Stony Brook’s offensive explosion in a 20-5 victory. The victory helped erase a somewhat sour taste in the Seawolves’ mouths that they experienced two weeks ago against Towson. The team earned a 10-9 victory in a gritty performance, but had expected to win in a more dominant fashion. That wasn’t an issue against Bryant. “We decided as a team to put Towson behind us,”  Ohlmiller said. “Yes, we got the win which was big, but we tried to put it behind us and focus on today. We focused on coming out the way we know how to come out and that’s hard, aggressive and playing fast.”…

In the world of wrestling, adversity is par for the course. The Stony Brook University wrestling team is no exception when it comes to battling it. Over the course of the past few years, the club survived a serious financial setback that left it with a barebones budget. With that issue behind them, the team has moved on to the tasks at hand: working towards the emergence of its first All-American, and possibly producing a mixed martial artist. “To be an All-American, you have to really dedicate your life,” Dennis Kropp, a 22-year-old senior and All-American hopeful competing at 174 pounds, said. “It’d be amazing. It’d be huge. To be able to say that for the rest of your life would be unreal.” The road to becoming an All-American is a grueling one. In the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, the division in which Stony Brook’s team is affiliated, an individual…

The Stony Brook Seawolves (5-5, 4-3 CAA) attempted a valiant comeback attempt, but came up just short in its final home game of the season against the Maine Black Bears (6-4, 5-2 CAA). The Seawolves, down 27-21, started a late game bid to emerge victorious on their own 21 yard-line with 1:36 remaining. On the first play of the drive, Stony Brook sophomore quarterback Pat Irwin threw a short pass to junior running back Donald Liotine. Maine junior defensive back Najee Goode was all over Liotine and stripped the ball away from him for an interception. A review of the play upheld the turnover, and brought an end to the Seawolves’ playoff aspirations. “I probably could have caught that ball and should’ve tucked it in,” Liotine said. “No excuses. It was a good play by [Goode]. It was a hell of a play to make.” Prior to that, Liotine, who…

Stony Brook’s (5-4, 4-2 CAA) offense struggled to gain momentum all Saturday afternoon after a quick start against William & Mary (4-5, 2-4 CAA) at the Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. On the first drive of the game, Stony Brook forced a three-and-out against the Tribe offense. Seawolves defensive back Synceir Malone was able to swarm William & Mary punter Tyler Hiott and block his kick. Fellow defensive back Kye Morgan grabbed the ball and took it in for an easy touchdown to give Stony Brook the lead less than three minutes into the game. The Seawolves defense continued to dominate the Tribe offense while the Stony Brook offense put together a pair of decent drives. Stony Brook, looking to add to its lead, turned the ball over on sophomore quarterback Joe Carbone’s first pass attempt of the day when he was picked off late in the first quarter. The momentum…

At long last, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is finally coming to New York after a longheld ban on sanctioned professional mixed martial arts in the state. New York governor Anthony Cuomo signed a bill into law in April that legalized MMA, the final state to do so. Better late than never. The UFC will celebrate by bringing arguably the grandest card in mixed martial arts history to Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12. The top of the UFC 205 event will feature three title fights, an extreme rarity for the UFC. Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will defend his belt against featherweight champion Conor McGregor, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will put his title on the line against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will attempt to defend her title against fellow Polish striker Karolina Kowalkiewicz. History could be made as Irish superstar McGregor will look to become the first…

It may have taken three quarters, but the Stony Brook Seawolves (4-2, 3-0 CAA) got on the board to secure a victory at their Homecoming for the first time in three years. Redshirt junior running back Stacey Bedell and sophomore running back Jordan Gowins recorded touchdowns on consecutive Stony Brook possessions in the fourth quarter. The duo’s back-to-back scores notched a 14-3 Seawolves victory over the University of Rhode Island Rams (1-6, 0-4 CAA) on Saturday night. “That [first] touchdown sparked our team,” Bedell said. “It gave us a lot of momentum.” Before the touchdowns, the Rams held a 3-0 lead for the majority of the game; sophomore kicker Justin Rohrwasser nailed a 32-yard field goal with 2:15 remaining in the first quarter. It wasn’t until 10:09 remaining in the game that Bedell got the Seawolves on the board with his team-leading eighth touchdown of the season courtesy of a…