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Thursday’s college roundup: Long Island Univ., Molloy fall

Friday, 9th March 2012

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/9/12
From Press Releases

The LIU Brooklyn women’s lacrosse team rallied back from an early deficit against the Liberty Flames (1-3) but fell short in the end, by a score of 19-14 at LIU Field on Thursday. Sophomores Katie Williams and Gina Eberwein and freshman Brittany Rader each had three goals.

After heading into halftime down 6-9, the Blackbirds came out blazing in the second half, scoring the first four goals to take the 10-9 lead. Eberwein added what would be her second goal of the game, while junior Caitlin Farrell also found the back of the net. Williams and Eberwein took advantage of free position attempts to put the Blackbirds on top.

Liberty used a five-goal run to take back the lead and put the Blackbirds in a 14-10 hole. LIU continued to press on, with Williams and freshman Colleen Holmes finding the back of the net within the last ten minutes.

At the 5:17 mark, Rader scored off an assist from Holmes to put the Blackbirds within one, but the Flames scored four straight to ice the game 19-14.

Liberty put the first four goals on the board early in the game before Williams struck with an unassisted tally at the 21:20 mark. Eberwein made the score 2-4 off a free position shot. Sophomores Kim Kovar and Shakoya Smith as well as Rader added goals in the first half.

The Blackbirds had the advantage in shots, 38-27, as well as ground balls, 20-17. Sophomore Gina Haber took the loss in the net, stopping six shots.

LIU (0-4) heads to west to California for spring break. The Blackbirds take on UC Davis on March 11 before heading to Moraga, Calif. for a tussle with Saint Mary’s on March 15. They wrap up the trip with a match against Fresno State on March 17.

Division II
New Haven 16, Molloy 6

The No. 11 Molloy College women’s lacrosse team could not withstand the pressure from University of New Haven as the Lions fell at the Dean G. Skelos Sports Complex in Rockville Centre, N.Y. With the loss, Molloy sits at an even 2-2, while the Chargers open their 2012 campaign with a 1-0 record.

Junior Kaitlynn Kelly (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) opened the scoring just 1:26 into play as she put one home for a 1-0 advantage. She tacked on another one for her second of the game under a minute later, giving the Lions a 2-1 lead.

The visiting Chargers then went on a 9-3 run through the end of the half, closing out the first period with a 10-5 lead. Senior Emily Antonette (Seaford, N.Y.) added a goal during the spurt, bringing her season total to 11. Junior Codi Reiser (Farmingdale, N.Y.) scored two straight with under four minutes remaining.

The second period was all New Haven, as the Lions were only able to get one goal on the scoreboard. Senior Nicole DeAngelis (Floral Park, N.Y.) netted Molloy’s final goal of the game with 9:47 left on the clock.

Kelly and Reiser both finished with two goals for the Lions. Junior Alexa Toscano (Bethpage, N.Y.) turned in two assists. Senior Sarah Magnone (Yardley, Pa.) turned in a game-high five goals for the Chargers.

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