March 30, 2011

No. 2 Pioneers Pummel Bridgeport 24-0

from press release

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – Junior attacker Lauren Spagnoletta (West Islip, N.Y.) scored six goals while freshman attacker Jackie Sileo (Wantagh, N.Y.) registered six assists, as both Pioneers combined to lead the fifth-ranked C.W. Post lacrosse team to a 24-0 blanking of Bridgeport in the East Coast Conference home opener on Wednesday afternoon.

C.W. Post improves to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the ECC, while Bridgeport slips to 0-4, 0-1.

The shutout marks the first time the Pioneers have held their opponents scoreless since April 9, 2006, a 19-0 blanking of Regis University on the road. The last time the Pioneers shutout their opponents on Hickox Field was April 23, 2005, with a 14-0 victory over St. Thomas Aquinas.
In addition to Sileo and Spagnoletta, scoring multiple goals for the Pioneers were sophomore attacker Abigail Ross (Miller Place, N.Y.) with three goals and two assists, junior midfielder Nan Mayott (Islip, N.Y.) with two goals, junior midfielder Brie-Claire Drost (Wading River, N.Y.) with two goals and three assists, and freshman midfielder Kathleen Rotan (West Islip, N.Y.) with two goals.

It took the Pioneers only ten seconds to start the scoring parade, as Spagnoletta struck on a Michelle Fucich (Seaford, N.Y.) assist to give C.W. Post a 1-0 lead at 29:50.

Spagnoletta wasted little time in scoring again, as she struck 10 seconds later, this time on a Jackie Sileo assist.

Drost scored on another Sileo assist at 28:16, and Spagnoletta and Sileo teamed up again at 27:37 to stake the Pioneers to a 4-0 lead.

Sileo notched a goal of her own at 26:30, followed by back-to-back goals from Mayott with just under 25 minutes remaining, and the Pioneers held a 7-0 advantage.

The Pioneers would more than double their lead in the remaining 25 minutes of the half, as they held a 15-0 advantage at the midway point of the game.

Spagnoletta opened the second half with tallies at 29:10 and 23:36.

Sisters Nicole Sileo (Wantagah, N.Y.) and Jackie Sileo teamed up for a sister-connection goal at 8:23, giving the hosts a 21-0 advantage.

UB goalkeeper Victoria Harrison was peppered with shots all day, but made 10 saves in the effort, in stark contrast to the three Pioneer keepers, Dominique Mosca (Merrick, N.Y.) earning the win, and Sam Powers (Mattituck, N.Y.) and Katie Hannan (Gansevoort, N.Y.) seeing time between the pipes as well, as none of the keepers needed to make a save due to suffocating defense by the Pioneers.

CWP outshot UB by a 41-2 count, and picked up 24 ground balls while winning 22 draw controls. CWP was 3-4 in clear attempts and 1-1 in free position shots as well.

The Pioneers host non-conference opponent Bentley on Sunday at noon.

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