Women’s Lacrosse Off to a Nice Start

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Matthew Saur

The C.W. Post women’s lacrosse team began its season against Georgian Court on Wednesday, March 9th, at Hickox field with a 16-5 victory. In the victory, everything went smoothly for the third-ranked Lady Pioneers, as junior Lauren Spagnoletta scored four goals and freshman Jackie Sileo walked away with seven points in the victory.

Sileo continued her impressive play to begin her Lady Pioneers career in the next game against Southern New Hampshire, on March 12th. In the 24-16 Pioneer victory, Sileo had another eight points, bringing her total to 15 points in two games and earning herself the honor of East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week.

Against Southern New Hampshire, the Pioneers exploded in the first half with 16 goals, earning a ten-goal lead heading into halftime.  Spagnoletta had another big game, scoring four times in the first half and finishing with a total of 10 goals in the game. In the blowout victory, Michelle Fucich, Abigal Ross, and Nan Mayott all scored multiple times.

This past Sunday, March 20, the Lady Pioneers hosted the Lock Haven Lady Eagles. The Pioneers came into the game on a two game winning streak, and moved up a spot in rankings, to second in Division II lacrosse. The Lady Eagles came in to the game ranked fourth, but could expect that spot to move up after beating the Lady Pioneers 17-11

Both teams exchanged goals in the first half and saw the lead change hands numerous times. By halftime, however, the score was tied up. In the second half, the Post offense sputtered and the Eagles took advantage of numerous interference penalties by the Lady Pioneers to gain the lead and never look back.

The road doesn’t get much easier for the Lady Pioneers; they get ten days to recover from the disappointing loss to Lock Haven before facing conference rival Bridgeport on March 30th at home on Hickox Field.

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