Warriors Fall To Defending CACC Champs Holy Family

Warriors Fall To Defending CACC Champs Holy Family

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HILLBURN, NY - The Nyack College women's lacrosse team was defeated on Friday evening by defending Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) champions, Holy Family University by a score of 23-2.

Lauren Lebo (West Simsbury, CT) and teammate Stacey Cervantes (Whittier, CA) led their team respectively scoring one goal each. 

The Basics
Score: Nyack 2 | HFU 23
CACC Records: Nyack (0-2) | HFU (1-0)
Location: Torne Valley Complex | Hillburn, NY

Inside The Game
The Lady Warriors hosted the defending CACC Champs, and managed to fix some of their reoccurring issues in past games according to Coach Reis. Within two minutes of play the Tigers got their first point on the board. The Lady Warriors attempted to compose themselves only to lose possession over a ground ball and quick pick up by Holy Family. Holy Family returned with 7 goals in a row, as well as control of the game. At the midpoint of the first half, with Holy Family leading 8-0, Nyack finally gained a draw control. However, after a series of turnovers by both teams, Holy Family scored their tenth goal with less than five minutes of play on the clock. Quickly after, an assisted shot off the draw by Holy Family left the Warriors in running time 11-0. The Lady Warriors took control of the draw once again; only to lose the ball and see the Tigers score their twelfth shot before the start of the second stanza.

With the Lady Warriors still at 0, the second half began with the Tigers broadening the gap by taking draw control and scoring adding three more shots to their lead. A third into the second half, Warrior Lebo netted a goal off a free position shot getting the Lady Warriors on the board 15-1. The Tigers returned with two more points, one also being off a free position shot, making the score 17-1. Midway into the second half, Warrior Cervantes drove to goal and scored (17-2). The Lady Warriors maintain better composure in the second half, but the defending CACC Champs, HFU, extended their lead by five more points to walk away with the game win 23-2.

Christina Bonomo led the Tigers with a game-high 5 goals while teammate Erin Harmer recorded 3 assists on the afternoon. HFU goalkeeper recorded 7 saves while Nyack's keeper, Jacqueline Simeon, stopped 6 balls in the losing effort. Warrior Cervantes, who netted one of Nyack's two goals, would also scoop a game-high 4 ground balls compared to HFU's Brigit LaRose who recorded a team-best 3 ground balls.

Words From Coach
"The Warriors are still struggling with a few of the same issues we have had in past games. Unfortunately it took a huge toll on the score in the first half. In the second half the girls paced themselves so much better. They had success on attack after winning a number of draws. They also played a much more united defense. Overall, the team is quickly realizing where the breakdowns are and are already working to fix the issues. I am looking forward to upcoming games."

Up Next
Nyack will have close to a week off before returning back to the field for an away contest vs. Post University on Thursday March 13th. First draw is scheduled for a 3pm start.




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