May 1, 2012

No. 3 C.W. Post Cruises Past Mercy

from press release

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – Nine different individuals scored for the third-ranked C.W. Post women's lacrosse team as the group defeated Mercy College by a final of 18-4 earlier this afternoon at Hickox Field for East Coast Conference action.

With the win, the Pioneers improve to an overall record of 14-2 and a conference mark of 7-0. The Mercy Mavericks slip to 6-8 overall and 3-4 in conference.

The Mavericks gained the early advantage on a free position shot by Brittany Otto, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead. Throughout the next 32 minutes of playing, spanning two halves, the Pioneers ran out to a 14-0 run to take control of the contest.

Less 40 seconds after Otto's opening goal, senior midfielder Nan Mayott (Islip, N.Y.) struck for C.W. Post and even the score at one with her 36th goal of the season. Sophomore attack Jackie Sileo (Wantagh, N.Y.) and junior attack Ashley Olen (East Islip, N.Y.) followed Mayott with back-to-back strikes, with Olen assisting on the first as well.

C.W. Post tallied eight more goals during the first half, going into the break with an 11-1 lead on the scoreboard. In that span, Olen added three more goals and an additional two from Mayott.

To open the second stanza, Sileo notched her second goal of the game on Olen's third assist and then Sileo found junior midfielder Abigail Ross (Miller Place, N.Y.) to push the Pioneer margin to 13-1. Later, with the score at 14-1, the Mavericks ended the Pioneer 14-goal run with two consecutive goals. Marissa Kluber assisted on each, first finding Kelsey Bub followed by Michelle Tiernan.

The Mavericks added one more goal during the game; however, C.W. Post came away with four more to make the final 18-4.

Olen led all scorers with four goals while also adding three assists. Sileo and Mayott both added three goals, with senior midfielder Lauren Spagnoletta (West Islip, N.Y.) and Ross contributing two goals each. Sophomore midfielder Samantha Losco (Smithtown, N.Y.) tied Olen with three assists to go with her one goal. Sileo and Spagnoletta also added two assists each to their stat lines.

Junior goalkeeper Dominque Mosca (Merrick, N.Y.) came away with the victory between the pipes, making six saves. Sophomore goalkeeper Katie Hannan (Gansevoort, N.Y.) played in the second half, making one save in 3-0 minutes.

For Mercy, each of the four goals were scored by four different players. Kluber led the Mavericks with two assists and Stephanie DiLegge came away with 12 saves despite the loss in the goal.

The Pioneers are back in action for the regular-season finale at Dowling College on Saturday, May 5. The game is set to begin at 1 p.m.

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