April 18, 2012

No. 1 Le Moyne Escapes Scare from New Haven

from press release

- The nationally ranked No. 6 University of New Haven women's lacrosse team dropped a double overtime game to No. 1 Le Moyne College, 10-11, Wednesday afternoon in Syracuse. The Chargers and Dolphins both scored one run in the first overtime period, while the Dolphins game-winner came just over one minute into the second overtime period. The Chargers dropped to 11-3 overall and 6-3 in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Dolphins improved to 12-1 overall and 9-0 in conference play.

Le Moyne and New Havne exchanged the first four goals in the opening eight minutes. Ashley Ferrandiz (West Sayville, N.Y./Sayville) scored her 36th goal of the season and gave the Chargers a 3-2 lead with 21:28 left in the first half. The Chargers improved their lead to 5-2 over the next six minutes with goals from Kathryn Campbell (Mansfield, Mass./Mansfield) and Sarah Magnone (Yardley, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie). Le Moyne scored with 14:18 left in the first half and trimmed New Haven's lead to two, 5-3. The final goal of the half was scored by Kristina Curry (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) with just over one minute left in the opening half.

The Dolphins wasted just 50-seconds in the second to cut New Haven's lead to two points, 6-4. Le Moyne continued to cut the Chargers' lead in the first ten minutes of the second half. Brenna Bauer scored her second-straight and cut UNH's lead to one with 24:17 left in regulation. Magnone scored her second of the game and 48th of the season with 18:49 on the clock to give New Haven another two-point lead.

Le Moyne then went on a 4-0 run and took its first lead of the game with 10:19 left in the second half. Bauer gave the Dolphins a 9-7 lead with 8:05 left in the second half. New Haven's Alexis Gabbe (Malverne, N.Y./Malverne) rallied the Chargers in the final five minutes with a pair of goals, tying the game at 9-9 with 3:18 left in the second half. Le Moyne won the ensuing draw and held possession until turning the ball over with 1:27 left. UNH recorded a pair shots in the 20-seconds, but back-to-back saves by the Dolphins forced overtime.

Le Moyne scored the first goal of the overtime period after winning the opening draw. The Dolphins continued to win the draw, but turned the ball over after winning the opening draw of the second half of overtime. UNH gained possession with 1:21 left in the first overtime and successfully cleared the ball. Gabbe once again tied the score with just under one minute left in the first overtime. She netted her 43rd of the season and evened the score at 10-10. In the second overtime, and golden goal scenario, the Dolphins won the opening draw and sealed the win with an unassisted goal with 4:48 left in the period.

Gabbe led the Chargers with four goals, while Magnone added three scores. Ferrandiz chipped in with one goal and one assist as well. In goal, Maureen Spellman (Trumbull, Conn./St. Joseph) kept the Chargers in the game with ten total saves.

Le Moyne posted 33 shots and New Haven registered 21 shots. The Dolphins led 14-11 in ground ball and 18-7 in draw controls.

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