Le Moyne Women’s Lax Led by Geremia



The Le Moyne Dolphins women’s lacrosse team has extended their season opening win streak to ten games. This past week, they defeated Saint Anselm College and the University of New Haven. On Tuesday, the Dolphins, ranked second in the country, took on Saint Anselm College and had solidified a solid lead by the end of the first half. Le Moyne entered the second half with a seven-goal lead by a score of 9-2.

Both Le Moyne and Saint Anselm would go on to score five goals in the second half, resulting in a 14-7 victory for the second ranked ‘Phins. Junior defender/midfielder Vicki Graveline tallied a career-high three goals and was also able to pick up two ground balls. Senior attack Erica Geremia piled on six more points, three goals and three assists to help contribute to Le Moyne’s dominance in this game. Defensively for the ‘Phins, senior Ryan Cortese allowed two goals and registered one save in forty minutes of action. Also, senior Maggie Brown totaled twenty minutes of play time in which she allowed five goals but also recorded five saves. For the entire game, Le Moyne ripped off nine more shots and turned the ball over six less times. Defensively, they forced eleven turnovers, compared to Saint Anselm who only managed to cause three turnovers. The ground ball battle was far closer as Le Moyne only won by a one-ball margin, 16-15. With the win, the Le Moyne Dolphins improved their record to 9-0, 6-0 in Northeast-10 Conference play.

Just four days later, the lady Dolphins were taking on the University of New Haven, ranked tenth in the country. Erica Geremia continued her dominance by having an absolute monstrous performance in this game. Geremia registered a season-high six assists and also added two goals to total eight points for the game. After the first half, the second-ranked Dolphins were in some danger and facing some real competition from the ninth ranked Chargers as the score was 4-3 in favor of the ‘Phins. In the second half, Le Moyne kicked up their offense, ripping off seven goals and only allowing two goals defensively, leading to a 11-5 victory.. Freshman attack Bryanna Fazio also added five points in this contest, four goals to go along with one assist. Sophomore attack Jacqueline Pardee scored three goals as well in this contest and was a major factor in the ‘Phins six goal victory. Senior goalie Ryan Cortese allowed five goals but also registered six saves while staying in net for the entire sixty minute game.

After starting off the season 9-0, taking down the tenth ranked New Haven Chargers by six goals to improve to 10-0 was a big statement win for the ‘Phins. 7-0 in conference play, Le Moyne only has six remaining conference games, only one against a ranked opponent. There is no doubt that Le Moyne must be looking forward to their next ranked matchup which is against the number one ranked Adelphi University Panthers at Adelphi on April 19. This game has the potential to be the season defining game for the second ranked ‘Phins, who can now realistically look and consider finishing the season undefeated. After an absolutely tremendous week, Erica Geremia now ranks second in the NE-10 in assists with 27, one behind the conference leader. Geremia also moved herself into third in conference for points scored totaling 51 on the 2016 campaign. This week, Le Moyne takes on Saint Michael’s College on the road on Wednesday and then returns home to host Merrimack College at 11 a.m. at Ted Grant Field.