April 20, 2013

Seventh-ranked Le Moyne Survives St. Anselm

from press release

Manchester, N.H. – Senior midfielder Jennifer Fabian (Clay, N.Y./C.W. Baker) scored three goals to lead the seventh-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 12-11 win over Saint Anselm College on Saturday morning in Northeast-10 Conference action at Grappone Stadium.

Le Moyne opened the game's scoring with a pair of goals in the first 1:42. Senior attacker Kelly Condon (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) started the scoring with an unassisted goal just 41 seconds into the game. Freshman midfielder Kaitlyn Armstrong (Oswego, N.Y./Oswego) pushed the lead to two by scoring on a free-position shot with 28:18 remaining.

The Hawks got on the scoreboard 48 seconds later on a goal by Caitlin Villareal.

After the Dolphins pushed their lead back to two with 23:57 left on an extra-man goal by freshman attacker Claire Monnat (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) off a pass from junior midfielder Victoria Nies (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt), the Owls scored three straight goals in a span of 2:37. Villareal scored the first two on free-position goals at the 20:25 and 18:00 marks, while Marissa Daly put Saint Anselm in front with 17:48 left off a feed from Kelly Pickett.

Fabian tied the score at four apiece with 16:50 to go, but Saint Anselm countered with back-to-back goals for its largest lead of the game. Pickett scored off a free-position shot with 16:11 left, while Michelle Kudlate converted a free-position shot with 10:48 remaining.

The Dolphins scored three times over the final 8:43 to take a 7-6 lead at halftime. Monnat pulled Le Moyne within 6-5 on a free-position goal with 8:43 left. After almost eight minutes of scoreless action, Fabian tied the score at six with 48 seconds left in the half. Condon then finished off a feed from Monnat with 19 seconds remaining for the lead.

The teams alternated goals over the opening 3:07 of the second half. Senior attackerBrenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) pushed Le Moyne's lead to 8-6 with an unassisted goal at the 28:48 mark. Just 55 seconds later, Saint Anselm got back to within one goal as Kelly Pickett found the back of the net for the second time. Nies continued the see-saw one minute later by converting a free-position shot.

Saint Anselm, which received votes in last week's IWLCA poll, then scored twice in a span of 2:02 to tie the score at nine. Sarah Doherty scored off a free-position shot with 24:31 remaining and then Daly finished off a pass from Kaitlyn Stazinski with 22:29 left.

Less than two minutes later, Bauer gave the lead back to the Dolphins with an unassisted goal.

After nine and one-quarter minutes of scoreless play, Pickett recorded an unassisted goal to knot the score for the final time at 10-apiece.

The Dolphins took the lead for good just 20 seconds later as Fabian tallied her third goal of the day. Junior attacker Kathleen Conese (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool)followed with the eventual game-winning goal by converting a free-position shot with 6:20 left.

Doherty scored with 2:01 left to pull the Hawks within 12-11. Saint Anselm won the ensuing draw and was awarded a free-position shot with 1:40 left, but sophomore goalkeeper Molly Marbut (Edgewater, Md./South River) was able to turn away Carrie Brophy's shot. The Dolphins were able to clear the ball and run the clock out to secure the victory.

Marbut finished the game with seven saves between the pipes to record her 11th win of the season. Allee Ramzi registered 10 saves in the loss for the Hawks.

Le Moyne (11-2, 9-1 NE-10), which has the third-longest win streak in the country at nine games, closes out the regular season with a three-game homestand. The Dolphins host Southern Connecticut State University on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

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