First Half Flurry Leads Le Moyne Past Wildcats 16-7
March 29, 2008
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Freshmen Carly Miller (Rye, N.Y) and Rachael Ponge (Fayetteville, N.Y.) each contributed two goals to lead Villanova (2-6) in a 16-7 loss to Le Moyne (6-4) on Friday night at Villanova Stadium.
The Dolphins came on strong to start the game by scoring three goals in the opening seven minutes to take an early lead. Nerissa Barzee had two consecutive goals for Le Moyne before the Wildcats got on the board when senior Amanda Carlson (Middle Island, N.Y.) scored with 23:35 remaining in the first half. The Dolphins answered with six straight goals, including four in the final four minutes, to close out the half and take a 9-1 lead into the intermission.
Villanova started off the second half with three straight goals from freshman Rachel Lasda (Camillus, N.Y.), junior Taylor Lucy (Ocean View, Del.) and Ponge to make the score 9-4 with 23:10 remaining in the game. However, Le Moyne quickly answered with three scores - two from free position shots - to extend the Dolphins' lead to eight goals at 12-4.
Le Moyne took 30 shots in the game compared to Villanova's 24.
Whitney Vecchio led the Dolphins with four goals while Nerissa Barzee contributed three and Kylie Rosette two. Le Moyne goalie Samantha Falcone had 12 saves in the win.
The Wildcats go on the road on Sunday for a 1 p.m. game at Long Island.