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LAFAYETTE HILL, PA - The Nyack College women's lacrosse team hung tough with Chestnut Hill College on Saturday afternoon at Victory Field but would get edged out by the score of 16-11. The Warriors got as close as a four point trail with 1:34 to play during the second half but the Griffins were able to keep the visitors from rallying back.
Score: Nyack 11 | CHC 16
Records: Nyack (1-10) | CHC (2-9)
Location: Victory Field | Lafayette Hill, PA
Inside The Game:
The first half showcased a strong Chestnut Hill offense. Within half of the first, Chestnut Hill scored 5 consecutive points. Captain Lauren Lebo placed Nyack on the board with the help of Allyson Rola winning the draw 5-1. However, as the game continued the Griffins continued to maintain possession of the ball and managed to score 5 more goals as the score reflected 10-1. By the end of the first the Nyack Warriors were in need of closing in the gap before running time.
The second half of the game displayed an entirely different Nyack team from the first as the Warriors out scored Chestnut Hill by a margin of 10-6. Even with the Warriors being temporarily man down after a yellow card on Stacey Cervantes, Lebo scored and shortly after Amanda Carter followed with a goal as well (10-3). The Griffins replied with 2 consecutive shots in less than 3 minutes 12-3. The Warriors took control of the ball once again and Rola scored her first shot of the season (12-4). Lebo then scored two free position shots, while Victoria Lopez-Nash netted one for the team. With about 10 minutes left in the game, the Griffins answered back with another goal, and Lebo answered back in less than 40 seconds with another one as Nyack trailed by five (13-8). Chestnut Hill's Mary Marowski made a free position shot, only for Lebo to return by making hers (14-9). With less than five minutes left in the game, Chestnut Hill secured their win by making 1 more goal, even with Lebo netting 2 more shots leaving the score 16-11 at the end of the game.
Lebo showed an amazing effort scoring 8 points, 7 of which happened in the second half, making her the top scorer of the game. Nyack's Goalie, Jackie Simeon, led in saves, saving 7 goals, with Chestnut Hill's goalie saving 3 respectively. The Warriors also won the draw control, and were 50/50 in their free position shots.
Words From Coach:
"Although it is disappointing to lose, I was pleased to see that girls were mentally tough and were able to close the gap and win the second half. Unfortunately, it was too late of a turn around, but a good lesson for the team."
The Warriors will return to action next week when they host Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) opponents from Post University on Tuesday April 8th. First draw is set for a 3PM start at Mosley Field.
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