Tuesday, March 12, 2019
LIU Women’s Lacrosse Suffers First Loss Against No. 1/1 Le Moyne
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – The No. 6/5 LIU Post women's lacrosse team led early but could not hold on for the win as it suffered its first setback of the season against defending national champion No. 1/1 Le Moyne College 16-7 Saturday at Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium.
Junior Alyssa Mallery continued the outstanding start to her 2019 campaign, leading with team in goals with two and draw controls with seven. Senior Trish Brisotti, junior Paige Sherlock, junior Sara Stephens and junior Brianna Feldman each had one goal while freshman Madeline Schaefer scored the first goal of her career. Redshirt senior Carly Spano led the Pioneers in groundballs with two and junior Maddie Titus two caused turnovers were a team-high. Freshman goalkeeper turned away 15 shots, an early career-high.
The Pioneers raced out to a 3-0 lead with 21:14 left in the half after goals from Brisotti, Feldman and Stephens. The Dolphins bounced back and tied the game 3-3 with 11:58 on the clock but Sherlock scored on a free position shot with 9:35 remaining in the half to give LIU Post a 4-3 lead. Le Moyne scored five unanswered goals to end the half and took an 8-4 lead into halftime.
Schaefer opened the second half with goal on a free position shot with 28:04 on the clock but the Dolphins answered with two goals to take a 10-5 lead with 17:19 left to play. Mallery scored her second goal on a free position shot with 16:12 remaining but the Dolphins responded with three goals of their own. Mallery scored on another free position shot with 11:16 remaining but Le Moyne responded with three goals to close the game out and held on for the 16-7 win.
LIU Post takes on No. 7/10 East Stroudsburg University (2-2) on Wednesday, Mar. 13 at 4:00 p.m. at Whitenight Field.