Warrior Lacrosse Comes Up Short in Season Opener to AIC, 17-16

Warrior Lacrosse Comes Up Short in Season Opener to AIC, 17-16


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The Basics
 Nyack 16, AIC 17
Nyack Record: 0-1
AIC Record: 1-0
Location: Abdow Field | Springfield, MA

SPRINGFIELD, MA - Taking the field for the first time since last April, the Nyack College women's lacrosse team hung tough with American International College (AIC) from the North East-10 Conference on Saturday afternoon and would get edged out by the score of 17-16.

How It Happened:
AIC jumped out to an early 5-0 lead until the 20:58 mark where Victoria Silvers (Long Island, NY) would jump-start her collegiate career and put Nyack on the scoreboard for the first time (1-5). Freshman Silvers closed out the half netting two more goals as Nyack trailed 10-9 by the locker room break.

The Warriors fought to tie the game twice in the second half, but the Yellow Jackets were able to keep the visitors from rallying back. Karis Walborn (Nyack, NY) opened the second half with a quick goal to tie the match 10-10. As the Yellow Jackets reclaimed the lead, Warrior Walborn eventually tied the contest again (13-13) with an unassisted goal at 15:49.

With 2:36 left in regulation Nyack would trail 17-14 before going on a 2-0 run that featured two final Warrior goals, including one by Karly Walborn (Nyack, NY) with 00:25 on the clock. The two assurance goals would not be enough for Nyack as AIC would walk away with the one point victory over the visiting Warriors, 17-16.

Nyack was paced by Walborn (Karis) who led the team with 6 goals while Lauren Lebo (West Simsbury, CT) registered 5 goals, which allowed the junior to score her 100th career goal in addition to winning a game-high 7 draw controls. Warrior Walborn (Karly) chipped in with two goals in the losing effort in addition to an exceptional defensive effort recording a game-best, 8 cause turnovers while scooping a game-high 7 ground balls respectively. 

For AIC, six Yellow Jackets contributed in the scoring efforts with Riley Brennan registering a team-high 4 goals while teammate Jessica Lawler dished 4 assists. Goalkeeper Alexis Torosain tallied a game-best 14 saves for AIC to register her first win on the season (W, 1-0).

As a team, the Warriors were successful forcing more AIC turnovers (24-19) and grabbed more ground balls (22-15) than the Yellow Jackets. Nyack cleared 11-of-16 while AIC cleared 14-of-18 overall.

Up Next:
Coach Reis and the Warrior Lacrosse team look forward to taking on on Queens College from the East Coast Conference on Wednesday, March 4th at 3PM. Continue to check the 2015 Lacrosse Schedule for further details.


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