Le Moyne Women’s Lax Extends Win Streak to 8

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The Le Moyne Dolphins women’s lacrosse team extended their season-opening win streak to eight games this past week after a rout of Assumption College and a defeat of Stonehill College. Against Assumption, the Dolphins won heavily by a final score of 17-2. In this game, Le Moyne received a huge effort from senior attack Maggie Monnat, who led all ‘Phins with five points. Just 39 seconds into the game, Maggie Monnat netted her first goal and would add two more goals later. She also added two assists, bringing her point total to five in the game. Freshman midfielder Kasi Cabrey added on four other points with two goals and two assists. Junior midfielder Molly McGuane also scored three goals and by halftime, Le Moyne had already gained a 10-1 advantage. In the second half it was much of the same, Assumption only managed one goal while the ‘Phins piled on seven more goals. Defensively, senior goalkeepers Ryan Cortese and Maggie Brown each let a goal slip in but both had two saves each. Le Moyne’s dominance on the scoreboard was mirrored on the field as the Dolphins railed off 25 shots on goal compared to just six from Assumption. Assumption tossed the ball away 16 times, nine of which were turnovers forced by the Dolphins. Those numbers compared to just eleven turnovers by the ‘Phins, only two of which Assumption College was able to force. Le Moyne also dominated Assumption on ground balls, winning that battle 23-10, allowing Le Moyne to easily run through Assumption College, who dropped to 0-4 in NE-10 action following the 17-2 onslaught.

The Dolphins followed up that 17-2 rout of Assumption College with a win over the Stonehill Skyhawks by a final score of 10-6. In this contest, freshman midfielder Monica Sanna led all ‘Phins with four points, two assists and two goals. Sophomore midfielder/attack Abbie McEntee put home two goals and also won four ground balls. Freshman attack Bryanna Fazio also added two goals and won three ground balls, propelling Le Moyne in the four goal victory. Defensively, Ryan Cortese was in net the entire game, registering three saves while also allowing six goals. Statistically, this game was far closer than the matchup against Assumption. Le Moyne ripped off only six more shots on goal and turned the ball over only four less times than Stonehill. Le Moyne forced Stonehill to turn the ball over ten times, while Stonehill forced nine turnovers by Le Moyne and the ‘Phins only won the ground ball battle by four. With the loss, Stonehill dropped to 3-4 on the season and just 2-3 in NE-10 conference play.

Halfway through the season, the second-ranked Le Moyne Dolphins are yet to lose a game, opening the season 8-0. Senior Erica Geremia is third in conference with 18 assists and goalie Ryan Cortese ranks fifth in the NE-10 Conference with only 41 goals allowed. Half of the remaining eight games will be home games for Le Moyne and it is likely that they will not face another ranked opponent for the remainder of the regular season.