Women’s Lax Win Streak Snapped, Geremia Responds by Setting School Record

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The Le Moyne women’s lacrosse team’s season-opening 12-game win streak was finally broken Tuesday evening. The number two ranked Dolphins entered Garden City, New York ready to battle the Panthers of Adelphi, who were ranked number one in the nation. Le Moyne entered the first half with a slim 3-2 lead but a second half surge would propel Adelphi to a win against the number two team in the country by a final score of 10-7. A three goal, one assist performance from senior attack Maggie Monnat was not enough to fuel the Dolphins to their thirteenth win of the season. Freshman attacker Bryanna Fazio added two goals and an assist and sophomore attacker Jacqueline Pardee and senior attacker Claire Monnat each added a goal a piece. Defensively, Le Moyne was again very good in this matchup, however the tough defense of Adelphi as well as the poor offensive showing from Le Moyne was too much for the ‘Phins to overcome. Senior Ryan Cortese sweated out the entire game in goal, registering eight saves while giving up ten goals to the Panthers. With the loss, Le Moyne fell to 12-1 on the season, 9-1 in NE-10 Conference play. After taking down the number two team in the country, Adelphi continued their dominating season, improving to 13-0 overall and 10-0 in conference play.

After a tough loss to the number one team in the country, Le Moyne was ready to return to action and take on Southern Connecticut State, a team with a 1-10 record in the NE-10 Conference. Senior attacker Erica Geremia, who has led the ‘Phins all season long had revenge on her mind. Revenge was exactly what Geremia got as she went on an absolute tear to propel Le Moyne to a ten goal victory by a final score of 20-10. Geremia’s performance was record breaking as the senior attack ripped off 14 points in the game, a new program record. The high scoring senior attack scored five goals, assisted her teammates nine times, and won two ground balls. Bryanna Fazio, Le Moyne’s star freshman played another fantastic game in which she scored eight points, four goals and four assists apiece. Maggie Monnat had another strong game, scoring four goals and registering one assist. Sophomore midfield/attack Abbie McEntee scored two goals and won three ground balls, being a consistent performer all season long to propel the ‘Phins to their thirteenth win on the year. Defensively, seniors Maggie Brown and Ryan Cortese each split their time in goal thirty minutes each. Brown surrendered six goals during her time in net without registering a save, while Cortese only allowed four goals and also recorded three saves. With the dominating win after a disappointing loss, the second ranked ‘Phins moved to 13-1 on the 2016 season.

After scoring fourteen points in the domination of Southern Connecticut State, Erica Geremia distanced herself in the conference lead for total points scored with 84. After the nine assists, Geremia would remain second overall in assist total in conference by just one. Up next,  Le Moyne will be on the road against Franklin Pierce University in their final regular season matchup before heading into NE-10 Conference Tournament action.