Team Effort Brings Lacrosse Back-to-Back Wins Over Cougars, 12-6

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NYACK, NY - Nyack defeated Caldwell for the second time this week to take the season seirese 2-0. Six Lady Warriors recorded goals in a collaborative effort to top the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) visitors from Caldwell College by a final score of 12-6. The win improves Nyack's overall record to 3-12 with the Cougars falling 0-11 on the year.

The Basics:
Score: Nyack 12 | Caldwell 6
CACC: Nyack (2-9) | Caldwell (0-11)
Location: Mosley Field | Nyack, NY

Inside The Game:
The team played with control and intensity. The first period highlighted Captain Lauren Lebo scoring the first goal of the game, followed by a free position goal by Sophomore Sarah Burnside (2-0). The Warriors and Cougars alternated through a series of turnovers for the next ten minutes until Caldwell was fouled and scored off a free position shot (2-1). The Lady Warriors then took possession of the ball to net three consecutive goals as Hee Jae Ko assisted Grace Orbine in the first, while Lebo made a free position goal and Orbine again for the third (5-1). Caldwell would return with a goal (5-2), however the Warriors would respond by scoring three more times with 6:37 left in regulation. Warrior Orbine and Amanda Carter successfully scored off their FPGs, while Lebo scored once again for safe measure, leaving the score 8-2 by the end of the period.

With the Warriors up at the start of the second half, the Cougars made a valiant effort to shorten the gap. For a period of fifteen minutes Nyack and Caldwell went back and fort. The Cougars scored off free position goal (8-3) only for Lebo to win draw control at 24:41 and Victoria Lopez-Nash to score in less than a minute (9-3).  Caldwell scored once again off a foul from Nyack during a free position shot (9-4), and Nicky Pilkerton received her second yellow card of the game leaving the Warriors man down. However, the Warriors managed to maintain composure and Amanda Carter made a fast break to goal and scored (10-4). At 14:34, the Cougars scored two consecutive goals within four minutes (10-6). With ten minutes left in the goal, the Warriors maintained possession of the ball and scored two more times regardless of being short one player on the field; Lopez with a goal and Orbine with a FPG leaving the final score 12-6.
Nyack led in ground balls and draw controls winning possession of the ball for the majority of the game. Both goalies saved 6 goals a piece, but Nyack did an excellent job of getting more shots on goal.

Up Next:
Lacrosse returns to the field again on Saturday April 19 to host the University of Bridgeport in a non-conference match beginning at 1PM. The Warriors will also be recognizing the 2014 graduating seniors.