March 10, 2014

Yaro Scores Three, Le Moyne Holds Off 'Hurst

from press release

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Junior attacker Sam Yaro (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) scored a career-high three goals to lead the fifth-ranked Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 15-11 win over Mercyhurst University on Monday afternoon in non-conference action at Ted Grant Field.

The Lakers got on the scoreboard first as Rebecca Himes converted a free-position shot five minutes into the game.

Le Moyne responded with four straight goals and seven of the next eight to take control of the game. Sophomore attacker Maggie Monnat (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) netted the first goal for the Dolphins on a free-position shot with 23:42 left. Yaro got into the scoring column 76 seconds later with an unassisted goal off a drive from the top of the box. Monnat then converted another free-position shot with 20:25 remaining for a 3-1 lead. Junior attacker Catie McKay (Penfield, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy) found the back of the net one minute later on a free-position shot.

After Hannah Corton recorded an unassisted goal for the Lakers with 17:14 remaining, senior attacker Kathleen Conese (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) countered with an unassisted marker 23 seconds later. Sophomore midfielder Kaitlyn Armstrong (Oswego, N.Y./Oswego) picked up her third goal of the season with 15:17 left after taking a pass from senior midfielder Victoria Nies (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt). Off a free-position attempt, Maggie Monnat fed Claire Monnat(Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) on the crease for a goal with 13:38 to go.

The teams then traded goals over the final 12 minutes of the half. Mercyhurst started the span's scoring with 11:50 left as Taylor Ventre tallied an unassisted goal. After having her initial shot saved, junior midfielder Anna Daucher (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) picked up the loose ball and dumped it into the back of the net with 10:00 remaining. Jenna Schlagenhauf got the Lakers back to within four with a free-position goal with 6:42 left. Armstrong answered back 16 seconds later off a free-position shot. In transition, graduate student attacker Marley Ciferri (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca/Syracuse) gave the Dolphins their largest lead of the game with 4:24 to play in the half after taking a pass from Conese. Himes ended the scoring in the half with 23 seconds left off a pass on the crease from Anna LeGrett.

Mercyhurst scored the first two goals of the second half to cut its deficit to three. Corton opened the half's scoring with an unassisted goal at the 27:30 mark, while Mackenzie Jordan netted an extra-man goal with 23:58 left after taking a feed from Ventre.

Yaro found the back of the net with 21:56 remaining, but the Lakers answered with a pair of goals to pull within two with 10:27 to go. Himes tallied an unassisted goal with 19:39 left and then fed Corton for a goal with 10:27 remaining.

The Dolphins answered with four consecutive goals to push their lead back to six. Yaro converted a free-position shot with 9:28 left for her third tally of the game. Daucher then scored with 8:15 to play after receiving a pass from sophomore attacker Mary Fadden (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool). Just 68 seconds later, freshman midfielder Amari Pollard (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) tallied her second goal of the campaign. Fadden completed Le Moyne's scoring with a free-position goal with 3:38 remaining.

Mercyhurst got free-position goals from Schlagenhauf (1:51 to go) and Jordan (13 seconds left) to deliver the final score.

Freshman goalkeeper Christina Humbert (Webster, N.Y./Webster Thomas) recorded seven saves to earn the victory between the pipes. Rebecca Muscella suffered her first loss of the year after stopping five of 20 shots on goal.

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