Women’s Lacrosse Continues Winning Streak on the Road

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Matthew Saur

The Pioneers kept their winning streak alive on Wednesday, April 6th, defeating the University of New Haven, and then continued on a two game road trip this past weekend.

On April 6th the Pioneers faced the University of New Haven at Hickox Field. It was hard fought game for both teams, and at the end of the first half the Pioneers had just a one goal lead 6-5.

In the second half, the New Haven Chargers controlled most of the clock, but did allow the Pioneers to score four goals. The Chargers would tie the game late in the second, and continued to control the ball, but with just seconds on the clock Nan Mayott scooped up a turn over and rushed down field. Mayott fired a top shelf shot past Chargers goalkeeper Maureen Connolly as time expired to give the Pioneers an 11-10 victory. Alexis Gabbe had 6 goals for the New Haven squad, while Mayott contributed four goals for the Pioneers.

The Pioneers then hit the road, traveling to Pennsylvania and then Ohio to take on Seton Hill and Lake Erie colleges. The team faced a tough challenge in having to play back-to-back games over the weekend, but it didn’t matter. In the first game against Seton Hill University the Pioneers found themselves down by five at half time, but the Pioneers erased the offensive sputters of the first half in the second, scoring a total of nine goals to pull off a come from behind victory over the Griffins.  In the 11-9 victory, Jackie Sileo had seven assists and two goals.

The Pioneers then made the three-hour plus trip to Painsville, Ohio to face Lake Erie College. The Pioneers proved that they are a well-rounded team, not allowing Lake Erie to score a single goal, but at the same time scoring a whopping 21 goals. Over nine players scored for C.W. Post in the 21-0 victory and Jackie Sileo had two goals and five assists.

The Pioneers improved their overall record to 7-1, with a 3-0 record in the ECC. The Pioneers’ next home game is Tuesday, April 12th at Hickox Field. Coverage on 88.1FM and WCWP.org will begin at 3:45pm with face off set at 4pm.

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