March 16, 2013

Sileo Ties Career Assist Mark as LIU Post Rolls over Holy Family

from press release

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – Junior attacker Jackie Sileo (Wantagh, N.Y.) tied the NCAA Division II record for career assists with the 204th helper of her career, as she totaled 12 points (8 a, 4 g) to lead the top-ranked LIU Post women's lacrosse team to a 22-6 thumping of Holy Family University on a snowy Saturday afternoon.

The Pioneers remain perfect on the season at 5-0 overall, while Holy Family dips to 2-3.

Sileo's 12 total points and eight assists were both game highs, while senior Ashley Olen (East Islip, N.Y.) scored a game-high five goals and added two assists to amass seven points. Junior Samantha Losco (Smithtown, N.Y.) added four goals, and junior Morgan Chiarenza (Nesconset, N.Y.) registered a hat trick and one assist. JuniorKatie Rotan (West Islip, N.Y.) and senior Abbie Ross (Miller Place, N.Y) each added two markers.

Sileo and Losco notched early goals at 26:56 and 25:17 to stake the Pioneers to a 2-0 lead. Marissa Lawson scored for the Tigers, but Losco and Sileo struck again, followed by Chiarenza's first of the day, giving the Pioneers a 5-1 advantage at 16:54. Brigit LaRose scored for the Tigers at 16:13, but another three Pioneer goals followed to make it 8-2. A pair of Holy Family goals sandwiched Olen's third score of the afternoon and made it a 9-4 contest, but the Pioneers closed out the half with five straight to take a commanding 14-4 lead.

The second half was immediately in running time due to the 10-goal advantage, and the Pioneers wasted little time in dispatching the Tigers as they blew the game open with three straight and four straight goals, allowing only two second-half scores by the visitors as they caused 11 turnovers on the afternoon and dominated the shot chart, 38-16, ground ball battle, 16-10, and draw controls, 19-10.

Junior Katie Hannan (Gansevoort, N.Y.) earned her second straight win in goal as she stopped six shots on the afternoon. Freshman Grace Deckert made nine stops for the Tigers in the losing effort.

Next up for the Pioneers is their East Coast Conference opener against No. 8 Dowling on Wednesday, March 20 at 4 p.m. 

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