Women’s Lacross Dominates Lake Erie 23-5

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Heather Norris

The LIU Post women’s lacrosse team flexed its scoring muscle on Sunday, April 1st, defeating Lake Erie College by a score of 23-5 at home on Hickox Field. Five Pioneers recorded hat tricks in the game that improved Post’s record to 6-1 while dropping Lake Erie to 4-4.

Just five minutes into the game, the Pioneers were ahead 7-0 with the help of three goals from junior Ashley Olen. The Lake Erie Storm was held scoreless until the 19:05 minute mark, when Meredith Howe found the back of the net for the first point on the visitor side of the board.

Post quickly regained the momentum from there, scoring another seven goals, one of which came from junior attacker BriAnn DeLutri with just one second left in the first half, to bring the score to 14-1 at the half.

The Pioneers continued to dominate on offense into the second half. Sophomore attacker Jackie Sileo and sophomore midfielder Kathleen Rotan each scored before the Storm was able to finish for their goal of the game with 22 minutes left in play.

The home team quickly added another three goals, two from sophomore Samantha Losco and one from junior Megan Noone, before Lake Erie scored their third goal of the day.

DiLutri ended the contest for the Pioneers with her second goal of the day with seven seconds left to play to round out the score at 23-5.

Olen, Sileo, Rotan, Losco, and senior Lauren Spagnoletta each finished the day with a hat trick, while Sileo and freshman Alexis Newman added three assists apiece.

The Pioneers take the field again Wednesday, April 4th, in Queens at 3:30 p.m. when they take on the 5-1 Knights of Queens College.

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