Women’s lax wins three following tough week

Jordan LeClair '16, Staff Writer

The lady Dolphins came into this week coming off two straight losses, looking to get back on track to their winning ways. They were able to do just that as they as they played extremely well against a quality opponent in Assumption and came out with a 17-4 victory, then turning around and playing yet another good opponent in St. Michaels on the road and coming out with a 9-5 road victory.

In their game against Assumption, Le Moyne dominated the amount of shots and played good defense throughout the game as they had 31 shots to Assumption’s 12 shots. Le Moyne came out firing shots, scoring seven goals within the first 10 minutes which led to the Dolphins taking a 12-1 halftime lead and they did not let up as they finished with the 17-4 victory.

Plenty of Dolphins got in the scoring as nine dolphins in all had at least one goal during the game. Junior attacker, Sam Yaro, led the way for the Dolphins with a four-goal performance, also tallying an assist in the game. Seniors Kathleen Conese and Victoria Nies, sophomores Kaitlyn Armstrong and Claire Monnat, and freshman Amari Pollard,each contributed two goals in the game.

Their second contest of the weekend was a road trip to face the St. Michael Purple Knights. The game was tightly contested after one half as the Dolphins held onto a 4-3 lead. Le Moyne held onto the lead throughout the rest of the game, coming away from their road game with a 9-5 win. Le Moyne again dominated with shots on goal, continuing to pepper opposing goalies as they finished with 24 shots to St. Michaels 14. Again, just like the game against Assumption, the Dolphins are getting contributions from a committee of players as seven Dolphins contributed a goal to the Dolphins efforts. Conese and junior Catie McKay each had two goals in the game. Another key stat that led to the victory was the turnover battle between the teams. Le moyne finished with 16 but were able to make St. Michaels commit 27 during the duration of the game.

With these two victories, the Dolphins improve to a 9-3 record overall and a 6-2 record in conference play. The Dolphins have three games remaining on the schedule with two of the three slated to be road games.

This past week, the Dolphins closed out their home season with a victory over Saint Anselm by a score of 10-9. In her final home game, Conese registered two goals and two assists to the lead the charge.

Le Moyne will finish up the regular season against Franklin Pierce on April 26  before starting their march through the NE-10 playoffs at a to be determined date.