LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 3/4/12
From Press Release
Juniors Codi Reiser (Farmingdale, N.Y.) and Nicole Mastrianni (Seaford, N.Y.) both turned in four-point performances on Saturday afternoon, as the Molloy College women’s lacrosse team won its 2012 home opener against Holy Family University, 17-8, at the Dean G. Skelos Sports Complex in Rockville Centre, N.Y. Reiser turned in a goal and three assists, while Mastrianni added two goals and two helpers.
The Lions got off to a slow start, as the visiting Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in under seven minutes of action. They managed to hold that lead for just over 10 minutes before Molloy got on the board.
At the 13:09 mark, senior Emily Antonette (Seaford, N.Y.) netted the first Lions’ tally off an assist from Mastrianni. That goal was the spark for a 6-0 Molloy run that closed out the first half. Junior Kaitlynn Kelly (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) added two tallies within 21 seconds of each other during the spurt.
Mastrianni added a goal of her own just 24 seconds into the second stanza, which gave the Lions a 7-2 advantage. Holy Family then got back on the board again with two more goals from Stephanie McNesby (Philadelphia, Penn.) and Brianna Lancetta (Marlton, N.J.), her second of the contest.
Molloy retaliated, finding the back of the net three more times. Junior Lianne Scorcia (Franklin Square, N.Y.) added her second of the match, senior Alison Scalice (Farmingdale, N.Y.) put one away, and sophomore transfer Candace Noakes (Levittown, N.Y.) added the first marker of her Molloy career during the run.
Lancetta added another goal for the Tigers with 13:08 remaining, making the score 10-5 in favor of the Lions.
The hosts rattled off five straight goals over the next seven minutes. Scalice, Mastrianni, and junior Christie Roell (Seaford, N.Y.) all added their second of the contest, while Reiser and sophomore Samantha Arlotta (Garden City Park, N.Y.) also found the mesh for their side, earning a 15-5 lead for the Lions with 5:38 still on the clock.
Holy Family added three of the last five tallies of the contest. Senior midfielder Nicole DeAngelis (Floral Park, N.Y.) and Noakes both added goals to wrap up the Lions’ scoring, ending the game with a 17-8 victory.
Reiser and Mastrianni both finished with four points on the afternoon. Kelly was also outstanding for the Lions, as she finished with three points by way of two goals and an assist. Freshman Laura Vetter (Great River, N.Y.) was credited with the win, earning the first victory of her career in 30 minutes of action. Molloy now moves to 1-1 in 2012, while Holy Family opens its campaign at 0-1.
Head Coach Tom Campolettano and the Lions are back in action on Monday (Mar. 5), as they host Assumption College. First draw is at 6 p.m.