Women’s Lacrosse Wins Six Straight to Start Season

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The Le Moyne Women’s lacrosse team extended their season opening win streak to six games this past week. Last Tuesday, the Dolphins traveled to Springfield, Mass., where they easily defeated American International College, 19-7. The Dolphins, ranked second in the nation, received an outstanding performance from senior star Erica Geremia, who registered three goals and six assists on the day. Senior attack Maggie Monnat also played a large role in the victory, totaling seven points on three goals and four assists. Freshman Monica Sanna and Clarissa Perry combined for four goals, scoring two goals each. Defensively, senior Ryan Cortese totaled 50 minutes for Le Moyne and registered seven saves. Senior Maggie Brown logged ten minutes in goal where she saved two shots on goal and did not allow a goal. As a team, the Dolphins got off sixteen more shots, and only three shots of their thirty six were not on goal. Le Moyne turned the ball over fourteen times compared to American International’s twenty turnovers. Despite winning the ground ball battle by just one, the women were able to easily overcome the Yellow Jackets of American International College.

The second- ranked Dolphins returned to action on Saturday where they met unranked conference foe University of Southern New Hampshire. Le Moyne again won this matchup handily by a final score of 17-7. This time the Dolphins were led by freshman attack Bryanna Fazio who matched a career high six points on four goals and two assists. Sophomore Jacqueline Pardee added two goals and an assist and Erica Geremia added two goals and three assists. Defensively, Ryan Cortese and Maggie Brown held Southern New Hampshire to just seven goals. This was the second straight game that Le Moyne was able to hold their opponents to single digit scoring for the entire game. Cortese was in goal for forty-five minutes where she allowed six goals and only recorded one save. Brown played the other fifteen minutes in goal where she only surrendered one goal and registered three saves to silence the Penmen attack. As a team, the Dolphins outshot the Penmen by twenty three and turned the ball over only thirteen times, compared to twenty by Southern New Hampshire. Le Moyne also established their dominance in this matchup on ground balls, winning 26 of them.

After the two victories last week, the Le Moyne Women’s lacrosse team improved their record to 6-0 on the year. Also noteworthy in addition to the Dolphins’ undefeated start is the performance of Erica Geremia. After totaling fourteen points last week, Geremia has found her way into the conference leaders in assists, where she is fourth in conference with sixteen assists through the first six games. Geremia is also in the top of the conference in total points, now tied for fourth, where she has accumulated thirty one points on the year.