#2 Le Moyne Edges #14 Women's Lacrosse, 10-6

Junior Elizabeth Vetter filled the stat sheet with two goals, seven draw controls and five ground balls. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

Monnat and Sanna combine for seven points to keep Dolphins unbeaten

EASTON, Mass. (April 2, 2016) – Le Moyne College, ranked No. 2 in this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II poll, outscored 14th-ranked Stonehill 5-1 over the final 18-minutes of the first half on its way to a 10-6 victory in Northeast-10 Conference women's lacrosse action on Timothy J. Coughlin Memorial Field at W.B. Mason Stadium afternoon.

Senior Maggie Monnat (Baldwinsville, New York/C.W. Baker) paced Le Moyne with a goal and three assists for four points, while freshman Monica Sanna (Pittsford, New York/Pittsford) added three points with two goals and an assist, chipping in two ground balls and a draw control. Senior Erica Geremia (Camillus, New York/West Genesee), sophomore Abbie McEntee (Cazenovia, New York/Cazenovia) and freshman Bryanna Fazio (Watertown, New York/General Brown) each contributed a pair of goals for the Dolphins, while Fazio also collected three ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers. Sophomore Jacqueline Pardee (Camillus, New York/West Genesee) chipped in with a goal and assist.

Senior Ryan Cortese (Brewerton, New York/Paul V. Moore) made three saves in the Le Moyne goal as the Dolphins finished with a 21-14 advantage for shots, including 13-6 in the first half to take a 6-3 lead into halftime. Stonehill controlled possession with an 11-7 edge in draw controls, but was just 8-for-13 on clear attempts, compared to 10-for-12 for Le Moyne, turning the ball over 17 times compared to 13 for the Dolphins. Freshman Kaitlyn Hess (Guilderland, New York/Guilderland) made five saves in the Stonehill goal with a caused turnover.

Junior Elizabeth Vetter (Great River, New York/East Islip) paced Stonehill with two goals, seven draw controls and five ground balls. Seniors Caitlin Sweeney (Hollis, New Hampshire/Hollis-Brookline) and Rebecca Matheson (Reading, Massachusetts/Reading Memorial) each added a goal and assist for the Skyhawks, with Matheson also collecting a draw, while junior Shannon Booth (Pearl River, New York/Nanuet) and sophomore Brianna Doherty (Walpole, Massachusetts/Walpole) chipped in with a goal apiece.

Senior Rebecca Matheson added a goal and assist for the Skyhawks. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

Stonehill struck first on its way to posting a 2-1 advantage in the opening ten minutes of the game as Vetter scored off a feed from Sweeney 4:13 into the contest. Fazio leveled for Le Moyne, assisted by Monnat with 21:33 to play in the half, but Stonehill quickly responded to regain the lead (2-1) on Vetter's second marker on a free-position shot 58-seconds later.

Le Moyne gained control of the game by outscoring Stonehill 5-1 over the remainder of the half to take a three goal lead into halftime (6-3). Geremia potted two straight goals at 18:09 and 11:11, the latter of which was assisted by Monnat. After Doherty answered for Stonehill with her third goal of the season with 9:21 remaining that knotted the score at 3-3, Monnat pushed the Dolphins back in front with a free-position goal 2:08 later. Fazio fired in her 22nd goal of the season with 4:41 remaining and then McEntee capped the first half scoring, assisted by Pardee, with 33-seconds left.

Matheson pulled Stonehill back within a pair (6-4) with an unassisted tally 8:37 into the second half, but the Skyhawks wouldn't get any closer the rest of the way. Sanna restored Le Moyne's three goal cushion 2:02 later with a free-position goal and then after Booth scored a free-position marker with 17:22 on the clock, the Dolphins sealed the win with two straight goals from Sanna and Pardee for a four goal lead (9-5) with 10:38 to play. Sweeney scored her eighth of the year to pull the Skyhawks within three with 10:03 left, but McEntee capped the scoring with 4:26 left, assisted by Sanna, to cap the scoring and the four goal win for the Dolphins.

Stonehill (3-4, 2-3 NE-10) is right back in action at W.B. Mason Stadium on Tuesday night when it hosts Assumption College for a Northeast-10 matchup at 7 p.m. Le Moyne (8-0, 5-0 NE-10) hosts Saint Anselm College on Tuesday at 1 p.m.

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