Brooklyn, N.Y. (April 22, 2018) – Five Mount St. Mary's players recorded multi-goal games as the Mountaineers rolled to an 18-10 victory at LIU Brooklyn on Sunday in Northeast Conference women's lacrosse action.
With the win, the Mountaineers improved to 8-6 overall and 3-2 in NEC play as they remain tied for third place in the conference standings heading into the final weekend of the regular season. The loss for LIU dropped the Blackbirds to 3-11 on the year and 0-5 in league play.
Alayna Pagnotta (3g, 1a), Emily Davis (3g, 1a) and Carly Miller (2g, 2a) each registered four points on the day to lead the Mountaineers, while Kate Kinsella notched a hat trick and Zoe Hurlburt added a pair of goals to round of the Mount's multi-goal performances on the day.
Between the pipes, senior goalie Jillian Petito posted an eight-save performance to collect the victory, as she improved her record to 8-6 on the year.
LIU had three players with multi-goal efforts, led by Amanda and Rachel Masullo, who tallied three points (2g, 1a) apiece. Dale Cosgrave chipped in two goals on the afternoon.
Sam Kidd earned the start in goal for the Blackbirds, making six saves in 30 minutes of action.
The first half proved to be decisive as the Mount outscored LIU by a 10-2 margin in the frame. The Mount won 11 of 13 draw controls in the opening half and held a 21-10 shot advantage over the Blackbirds.
An early offensive barrage from the Mountaineers saw them jump out to a 5-1 advantage at the 18:22 mark, with Pagnotta tallying the opening two goals to help fuel the Mount rally.
After an LIU goal from Sierra O'Connor made it a 5-2 game, the Mount ripped off the final five goals of the half, led by a pair from Miller, to open a 10-2 advantage heading into the break.
The Blackbirds got back into the game with three straight in the first five minutes of the second half, but Mount St. Mary's answered with a 4-0 run over a seven-minute stretch to push the lead to 14-5 with 15:53 remaining. The rally, which included a pair of scores from Kinsella and one each from Beanie Colson and Jannel Daufenbach, essentially iced the game, as LIU wasn't able to cut the deficit under seven the rest of the way.
The Mount outshot LIU 34-27 in the contest and held a 20-10 draw control advantage. Mount St. Mary's converted three of its seven free-position shots, while Petito stopped both of LIU's attempts.
The Mount closes out the regular season with a pair of home games against Central Connecticut (April 27) and Bryant (April 29). The matchup on April 29 against Bryant marks Senior Day for the Mountaineers as they will honor their five seniors prior to the game.