Posted: Mar 31, 2018
The Nyack College lacrosse team hosted conference opponent Felician University on Saturday, with the Warriors taking control late in the first half to claim a 22-9 victory over the Golden Falcons. The win brings Nyack's CACC record to 2-2.
The Warriors started the game with three goals in the first five minutes, as Julianna Kranes got the first score of the game at 2:27, followed by Melissa Clapsaddle at 4:04 and then Tori Silvers right after at 4:22. Felician answered with two goals in the next two minutes, and then for a span of seven minutes, it was a back-and-forth battle of each team scoring two consecutive goals. The Warriors scored twice from Julianna Kranes (7:17) and Tori Silvers (8:06), and the Golden Falcons responded with goals at 12:14 and 13:02. Nyack came right back with a quick pair of goals from Jocelin Wright at 14:09 and then Tori Silvers on a free-position shot at 14:27. Felician scored once more, but for the last 12 minutes, Nyack's offense stole the show. Jocelin Wright scored at 17:29, followed by two consecutive goals from Melissa Clapsaddle at 19:42 and 20:24, with all three on assists by Tori Silvers. Torrie Eggers charged in at 21:34 with an unassisted goal, and Melissa Clapsaddle then scored the next three goals in a span of three minutes. Tori Silvers took the ball to the back of the net unassisted at 27:25, and Isabella Thomas capped Nyack's 9-0 scoring run with a free-position goal with 17 seconds left in the half. The Warriors went into halftime up 16-5.
At the start of the second half, the Warriors added another score almost immediately from Melissa Clapsaddle at 31:30. Felician stopped Nyack's streak with a goal at 35:30, but the Warriors came right back with three goals - two from Tori Silvers at 37:30 and 39:11 and one unassisted score from Courtney LaTorre at 41:15. Felician scored at 42:30, and Stephanie Russo answered from Nyack with a goal at 44:30. Felician scored twice more, but Japria Karim-Duvall scored the last goal of the game at 54:07 to solidify Nyack's win.
Melissa Clapsaddle led the Warriors offense with 7 goals. Tori Silvers contributed 9 assists and also picked up 5 ground balls.
Up next, the Warriors face District of Columbia at 2PM on Tuesday 4/3.