March 29, 2013

Women's Lacrosse Win Streak Snapped at No. 9 Le Moyne 17-3

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Ninth-ranked Le Moyne College jumped out to a 12-1 halftime lead en route to a 17-3 Northeast-10 women's lacrosse victory over Southern New Hampshire University Friday afternoon at Ted Grant Field.  The Dolphins improve to 4-2 and 2-1 in the NE-10 with the win, while the Penmen saw a five-game win streak snapped and are now 5-4 and 4-1 in the league.

Six players finished with a pair of goals for Le Moyne, led by Kelly Condon, who finished with two goals and two assists.  Maggie Monnat and Kathleen Conese added a goal and an assist apiece for the Dolphins.

Ellie Morin (Scarborough, Maine) led the Penmen with two goals while Phoebe Clark (Concord, N.H.) had the other Southern New Hampshire goal.  The goal marked the 100th point of Clark's career, becoming the 13th player in program history to record 100 career points.

Le Moyne scored the game's first two goals before Morin made it 2-1 at the 23:58 mark on her unassisted tally.  The Dolphins reeled off the final 10 goals of the first half to take a 12-1 lead into intermission.  Morin converted a free-position shot 1:17 into the second half to make it 12-2, but the hosts would maintain a double-digit advantage the rest of the way.

Molly Marbut played the first 52:39 in goal for Le Moyne and made 11 saves before giving way to Ryan Cortese, who recorded three stops.  Maria Ploof (Middlebury, Vt.) went the distance in goal for Southern New Hampshire and registered seven saves.  The Dolphins outshot the Penmen 33-21.

Southern New Hampshire plays the second of three straight nationally-ranked opponents when it hosts No. 10 Stonehill College in a 7:00 Northeast-10 contest at Larkin Field.