April 12, 2011

C.W. Post Rolls Over Queen

from press release

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – The C.W. Post women’s lacrosse team improved to a 4-0 conference record with a 17-8 victory over Queens at Hickox Field on Tuesday.  Lauren Spagnoletta (West Islip, N.Y.) tallied six points via five goals and one assist to lead all players.

The Pioneers opened up a 5-0 lead over the first 12 minutes of the game, with all five goals coming unassisted.  Spangoletta scored the first and fifth of those goals to account for her first two goals of the game.  Later, Michelle Fucich (Seaford, N.Y.) added her second goal of the game as well to make the score 6-2 in favor of C.W. Post.

Spagnoletta added two more goals during the half to help the Pioneers take a 14-4 advantage into the halftime break.  Nan Mayott (Islip, N.Y.) also contributed greatly to the Pioneer scoring, netting three goals during the course of the first half, including back-to-back goals to make the lead eight at one point.

The Pioneers opened up the second half with three more unanswered goals to make the score 17-4.  However, the Pioneers did not score over the last 15 minutes of the game and the Knights of Queens managed to put in four goals, led by two on the part of Heather Rosen.  The halftime deficit proved to be too large though, with the Pioneers holding on to take a 17-8 victory.

Starting goalkeeper, Dominique Mosca (Merrick, N.Y.) made eight of C.W. Post’s nine saves during the game to earn her seventh win the season.  Mosca also led a Pioneer team that was efficient with its clearing, getting the positive clear 14 out of a possible 15 opportunities during the course of the game.

Along with Spagnoletta’s six points, Jackie Sileo (Wantagh, N.Y.) also helped lead the Pioneers with five points herself.  Sileo managed her five points behind three goals and two assists.  Spagnoletta leads the team with her 35 goals, while Sileo matches that same number in assists to lead the Pioneers.

On the defensive side of the ball, Brie-Claire Drost (Wading River, N.Y.) and Aimee Capps (Rocky Point, N.Y.) led the way with five ground balls while Chelsea Donaldson (Bay Shore, N.Y.) scooped up four ground balls along with four caused turnovers.  The Pioneer defense as a whole caused 14 Queens’ turnovers.

With the Pioneers now improving to 8-1 overall, the squad will take its perfect 4-0 conference record under the lights Thursday night.  C.W. Post will go on the road for a conference match-up against rival Molloy College for a 7 p.m. start. 

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