March 14, 2014

Women’s Lacrosse Edged By Post On The Road, 13-9

LINKS: Box Score

WATERBURY, CT - Despite the four goal performance by sophomore Lauren Lebo (West Simsbury, CT), the Nyack College women's lacrosse team suffered its third-straight Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) loss to Post University on Friday afternoon at LaMoy Field by the score of 13-9.

Grace Orbine (Asbury, NJ) recorded a season-best 3 goals for the Warriors while teammate Stacey Cervantes (Whittier, CA) led with a team-high 4 ground balls. Cervantes and teammate Sarah Burnside (Erie, PA) each chipped in with one 1 goal apiece respectively as Burnside debuted her first season goal on the year.

The Basics:
Score: Nyack 9 | Post 13
CACC Records: Nyack (0-3) | Post (1-0)
Location: LaMoy Field | Waterbury, CT

Inside The Game:
With Post and Nyack evenly matched, the two teams went head to head in a great CACC battle. Post began the game scoring their first goal off Morgan Kanavy's free position shot. The Warriors returned with possession, but the Eagles scored once again resulting in an early 2-0 upper hand. Within a span of 15 minutes, the Eagles and Warriors fought back and forth to maintain possession of the ball.

The Eagles eventually came up strong after a wide shot by Shannon Young, only to re-attack the goal with an assist by Eryka Baez and a goal by Miranda Polaski (3-0). With 11:15 left in regulation, the Warriors called a time out and returned on the field with a goal by captain Lebo off a free position shot to get Nyack on the score board, 3-1. Post's goalie, Kathy Walker, successfully saved three free position shots off Nyack, and with less than five minutes remaining the Eagles scored again (4-1). The Lady Warriors returned with Amanda Carter gaining possession of the ball off the draw, and  teammate Cervantes quickly netted a goal at the 3:20 mark (4-2). Nyack's Lebo went on to net a consecutive goal off a caused turn over by Cervantes, as the Warriors trailed by just one point (4-3). Post was able to sneak in two more goals before heading into the halftime break as the Eagles led 6-3.

In the second half Post's goalie, Walker, and Nyack's keeper, Jackie Simeon, protected the net on both ends. Ten minutes into play, Walker saved two shots, while Simeon prevented two free position shots. However at 23:38 Post came up with an assist by Kanavy and a goal by Digget to make the score reflect 7-3. With twenty minutes left in the game and Post playing one man down, Polaski, fired in her second goal on the day for the Eagles (8-3). The Lady Warriors took another a time out, and immediately return on the field with a goal by Lebo at 19:24 as Nyack trailed by four (8-4). Post returned with possession of the ball off the draw and a shot from the far right wing (9-4). By the middle of the second half, the Eagles scored once again off another assist by Polaski and Digget to stretch the score 10-4. The Warriors returned with a goal by Orbine at the 11:18 mark (10-5). Lady Eagle Polaski answered with another goal (11-5), but Warrior Orbine came right back up with a goal off a ground ball (11-6). With five minutes left to play, the intensity was building. Post scored after winning the draw 12-6, and Nyack responded with another goal by Orbine at 2:34 to keep hope alive for the Nyack team (12-7). Eagles' Digget and Polaski came back with another assist straight into goal at (13-7). With two minutes left on the clock, Nyack controlled possession of the ball as Warrior Burnside and captain Lebo knocked in two consecutive goals. The Warriors' second half rally would not be enough as they fell short and Post walked away with the 13-9 advantage to tally their first CACC win this season. 

Overall, Nyack took more shots than Post by a margin of 32-25, attained more ground balls with a 25-24 edge over the Eagles, and forced more turn overs (16). Both teams tied for draw control 12-12, and Post's goalie, Walker, saved 7 more goals than Nyack's Simeon. However Simeon's 10 saves would tally the most she's ever accomplished for the entire season. Lady Eagle Digget and Lady Warrior Lebo tied for most goals in the game at 5 apiece, while Posts' Polaski led with a game-high 4 assists.

Words From Coach:
"We did a good job working hard to keep the ball on attack. I was so pleased to see a number of girls find their groove and score."


Up Next
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Nyack continues their road play as they head next to face Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) opponents from Saint Anselm College tomorrow - Saturday March 15th. First draw is scheduled for a 1pm start. See here for live stats and video coverage brought to you by Saint Anslem Athletics.

 

 

 

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