Women’s D2 Roundup: 4/22

Eleven Different Eagles Score As Women’s Lacrosse Shuts Out Felician 16-0

Post Snaps 33-Game Losing Streak

WATERBURY, Conn. – The Post University women’s lacrosse team earned its first victory of the year on Thursday afternoon with a 16-0 win over Felician at LaMoy Field. The win is the first in the career of head coach Kayte Mills and the first shutout in program history.

Eleven different players scored for the Eagles including career-firsts for juniors Tyra Jones (Rochester, N.Y.) and Jessica Ayala (Middletown, N.Y), sophomore Dominique Woods (Hartford, Conn.) and freshman Natia Jones (Raleigh, N.C.).

Post built up an 11-0 lead at halftime. Sophomore Toni Deren (Greenlawn, N.Y.) struck first just over a minute in and scored three times in the half. Seniors Jasana Levy (Meriden, Conn.) and Jordynn Woltmann (Lake Grove, N.Y.) had two goals before the break.

The Eagles played the second half with a man advantage and scored five times. Post had season-highs in shots (37), groundballs (35), and draw controls (13).

Junior Nicole Evans (Cortland, N.Y.) and Deren each picked up seven groundballs. Woods and Lavelle recorded season-highs with four and three caused turnovers, respectively. Tyra Jones won four draw controls.

Freshman goalkeeper Rachael Lancaster (Plainville, Conn.) stopped the only shot she faced to pick up the victory.

Post will close out its regular season on Saturday afternoon at Wilmington. Opening draw is set for 1 p.m.

 

Villareal and Mattila combine for seven goals in loss to No. 5 LIU Post

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Caitlin Villareal and Erica Mattila combined for seven goals for the Saint Anselm College women’s lacrosse team in a 15-9 loss to No. 5 LIU Post on Thursday afternoon at Grappone Stadium.

Box Score

Villareal registered four goals and an assist, while Mattila notched her fourth consecutive hat trick for Saint Anselm (6-6). The Hawks trailed LIU Post (11-3) at the half 11-3 but outscored the Pioneers 6-4 in the second half.

Mattila tallied five draw controls and Emma Palumbo had two. Jamie Traverse and Kayla Lanagan each snagged two ground balls, as did Jane Bunn, who had a pair of saves as well.

Emily Delany paced LIU Post with four goals and four assists, while Honey Roche, Stefani Vagelatos, Connor Bird and Trish Brisotti had two goals apiece. Bird added two helpers to her pair of goals and Vagelatos set up a goal as well.

LIU Post goalkeeper Olivia Kirk made eight stops on 17 shots after entering the game as the nation’s leader in save percentage (.598).

The Hawks outshot the Pioneers 25-22 in the game, including 15-8 in the second half, but the visitors had a 12-9 edge in ground balls. LIU Post committed two more turnovers than Saint Anselm, 13-11, and committed 30 fouls compared to 13 for the hosts.

The Pioneers raced out to a 7-1 lead in the first 15:57 of the game on goals by six different players, as Delaney scored twice and set up two more in the early stages. The teams split the next four goals, with Mattila and Villareal scoring for the Hawks, before LIU Post scored the final two goals of the half to go up by eight at the break.

After Delaney opened the scoring in the second half, Mattila and Bebe Butts scored 30 seconds apart to get the Hawks within 12-5 with 26:10 remaining. The Pioneers responded with the next three goals, two by Vagelatos, to take a 10-goal lead with 20:01 to go.

Saint Anselm came back with the game’s final four goals over the last 15 minutes. Mattila capped her hat trick, Villareal scored on a pair of free position shots and Marta Versprille got on the scoresheet with 7:44 to play.

The Hawks play at No. 9 New Haven on Saturday, April 23 at 1 p.m.