Women’s Lacrosse Drops Season Opener at #1 LIU Post, 18-8
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – Sophomore Marissa Daly (Marshfield, Mass.) registered four points and classmate Kelly Pickett (Chelmsford, Mass.) tallied three, but the Saint Anselm College women’s lacrosse team opened the 2013 season with an 18-8 defeat at top-ranked Long Island University/LIU Post on Friday afternoon at Hickox Field.
The Hawks begin the year at 0-1, while the Pioneers – the defending national champions – move to 1-0.
LIU Post grabbed a 1-0 lead just 27 seconds into the contest when Morgan Chiarenza found the back of the net off a feed from Ashley Olen. Abbie Ross would then double the Pioneers’ lead just under two minutes in, but the Hawks roared back with three goals in a span of 2:10 to grab the lead.
Pickett kicked things off at the 26:24 mark when she was set up by Daly. Their classmate Sarah Doherty (Franklin, Mass.) then knotted the game 58 seconds later before senior Carrie Brophy (Mansfield, Mass.) converted a free-position chance to give the Hawks a 3-2 edge nearly six minutes in.
The lead would be short lived, however, as Olen scored 28 seconds later to tie it and then beat freshman goalkeeper Jane Bunn (St. John’s, Fla.) again at 16:42 to hand the Pioneers the lead back for good at 4-3. Two more goals from Ross made it a 6-3 game with 14:32 remaining in the opening half.
Daly kept the Hawks in it, however, scoring on a free position with 12:06 to go before adding an unassisted tally 53 seconds later to trim the Saint Anselm deficit to one. Jackie Sileo’s third assist of the day set up Brie-Clair Drost, who made it 7-5 with 8:05 to play.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Stazinski (Pembroke, Mass.) beat Pioneer goalkeeper Dominique Mosca to once again make it a one-goal game at the 4:29 mark, but Sileo scored just16 seconds later and Ross added her fourth of the game 35 seconds before the break to send LIU Post into halftime with a 9-6 advantage.
The Pioneers came out of the locker room on a tear, scoring eight straight goals – with three from Olen and two apiece from Ross and Chiarenza – to widen the gap to 17-6 with 11:38 to play. Pickett potted her second of the day at 9:23 and then set up Daly’s third at 8:11 to cut it to 17-8. LIU Post added one more with 2:04 remaining to close the scoring.
Bunn stopped six shots in 45:29 of action in her collegiate debut, while sophomore Allee Ramzi (Cumberland, R.I.) made three saves over the final 14:31 in relief of Bunn. Mosca stopped three shots.
The Pioneers outshot the Hawks, 28-14, including 14-4 in the second stanza. Saint Anselm, meanwhile, captured 17 of 28 draw controls. LIU Post converted its only free-position chance, while the Hawks were 2-for-4 in that category.
Women’s Lacrosse Posts 14-10 Win at Molloy
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – Sophomore Marissa Daly (Marshfield, Mass.) and freshman Caitlin Villareal (Portsmouth, R.I.) each notched four points to lead the Saint Anselm College women’s lacrosse team to a 14-10 victory against Molloy College on Sunday afternoon.
The Hawks even their record at 1-1 on the young season, while the Lions sink to 1-3.
After Molloy jumped out to a 2-0 lead 5:03 into the contest, Villareal fed Daly, who beat Lions goalkeeper Caroline Winters to cut the deficit in half at the 22:04 mark. Codi Reiser found the back of the net off an Alexa Toscano pass for the second time to make it 3-1.
Sophomore Sarah Doherty (Franklin, Mass.) pulled the Hawks within one on a free-position tally at 17:25 before classmate Kelly Pickett (Chelmsford, Mass.) tied it with 14:22 remaining in the opening half. After Reiser and Toscano connected for the third time at 12:08, Villareal answered with an unassisted score just 41 seconds later. Daly then gave Saint Anselm its first lead with a free-position goal at the 6:56 mark.
Molloy re-claimed the lead when Reiser and Kaitlynn Kelly scored 50 seconds apart, but free-position goals from Doherty and Villareal at 2:37 and 1:44, respectively, sent Saint Anselm into the break with a 7-6 advantage.
A pair of goals in the first 1:15 of the second half put the Lions back on top by one, but it would be their final lead of the afternoon as the Hawks scored four straight. Freshman Katie McKenna (Danvers, Mass.) tied the game with her first collegiate goal at 27:46 before Pickett set up Daly for a goal that gave the visitors the lead for good with 25:35 to go.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Stazinski (Pembroke, Mass.) followed with a pair of free-position goals and the Hawks led 11-8 with 13:40 to play. Reiser would finally return the favor to Toscano at the 9:04 mark, but three more Saint Anselm tallies stretched its lead to five.
Villareal registered her third of the game off a feed from Doherty at 8:29 before Stazinski matched that with an unassisted score at 5:58. Daly potted her fourth 1:42 later when freshman Erin Marshall (Woburn, Mass.) picked up her first collegiate point in setting up the goal.
Casey Naab tacked on a free-position score with 26 seconds left to close the gap.
Sophomore goalkeeper Allee Ramzi (Cumberland, R.I.) stopped nine shots, while Winters made five saves.
Molloy held a 25-23 edge in shots, while Saint Anselm won 17 of 26 draw controls. The Hawks were also 6-for-8 on their free-position attempts, while the Lions were just 1 of 5.