Posted: Apr 21, 2018
The Nyack College lacrosse team traveled to Caldwell University on Saturday in the last game of the season. The Warriors kept it close to start but eventually ended the game in a 23-9 loss, in which senior Tori Silvers scored the 200th goal of her collegiate career. She joins current head coach Lauren Lebo in the 200 goal club and ranks second after Lebo (204) with 201 career goals at Nyack. Silvers also broke Lebo's program record of 234 total points with 284 and is also the new record holder for career assist with 83.
In the first half, Caldwell scored two quick goals in the first two minutes to jump out to a lead, which Nyack answered at 2:14 with a score from Jocelin Wright. The Cougars scored three more goals until Tori Silvers cut short their scoring run with an unassisted goal at 6:00. Silvers added another unassisted goal at 8:36 as the Warriors stayed within 3 of the Cougars. From there, Caldwell scored five goals, until they were stopped again by Silvers with her third straight unassisted goal at 20:54. After two Caldwell goals, Tori Silvers scored on two free position shots, one at 25:39 and one at 27:55 - which earned Silvers her fifth goal of the half and the 200th goal of her collegiate lacrosse career. Caldwell ended the half with two goals, and the Warriors went into halftime down 16-6.
Nyack started off the second half with two goals, with a score from Jocelin Wright at 32:35 and another from Melissa Clapsaddle at 37:51. Cougars then scored five goals spread out over 12 minutes as the Warriors defense continued to work hard. Tori Silvers scored the last goal of the game for Nyack, her 6th of the game and 201st overall, as the Warriors finished in a loss.
The Warriors finish their season with an overall record of 3-13 and a CACC record of 2-7. in conference standings, Tori Silvers ended the season as second in goals (64), third in assists (33), second in points (97), and fourth in shots (120). Melissa Clapsaddle also was 11th overall in goals (44) and 9th overall in shots (101).