No. 3 Le Moyne rolls to victory
Bauer's hat trick propels Dolphins to win
Syracuse, N.Y. – Sophomore Brenna Bauer and senior Rebekah Elmer scored three goals apiece to lead third-ranked Le Moyne to a 17-4 victory against Southern New Hampshire in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex.
The Dolphins opened the game's scoring with a pair of goals over the opening 83 seconds of the contest. Senior Michelle Phillips scored 54 seconds into the game off a feed from Bauer. Junior midfielder Brittany Brigandi found the back of the net 29 seconds later with her team-best 37th goal of the year.
The Penmen then scored two of the game's next three goals. Emily Mongeau got her team on the board with 28 minutes left with an unassisted tally. Phillips regained the two-goal lead for the Dolphins just over one minute later off a clear by classmate Mia Valletta. Following three scoreless minutes, Mongeau fed Jade Antonangeli for her 25th goal of the season.
Le Moyne ran off the next six goals in a span of 10 and one-half minutes to take control of the game. Elmer recorded the first goal in the stretch off a pass from freshman Victoria Nies at the 16:05 mark. Less than three minutes later, Bauer converted an unassisted goal for a 5-2 Le Moyne lead. Brigandi followed 43 seconds later with a goal off a free-position shot. Two and one-half minutes later, Bauer extended Le Moyne's lead to five after taking a feed from classmate Kelly Condon. Condon registered her ninth goal of year from left of the crease after coming from behind the goal with 6:46 remaining in the stanza. Bauer capped the scoring in the streak with her 19th goal off a pass from senior Nerissa Barzee with 5:34 to go.
Phoebe Clark ended Le Moyne's run by scoring off a free-position shot at the 3:27 mark to get her team within 9-3.
After three minutes of scoreless action, the Dolphins scored a pair of goals in the final half-minute of the half. Condon scored with 25 seconds left after a lengthy possession. Off the ensuing draw, senior Katlin Walker picked up the loose ball, raced up field and fed Elmer, who netted her 19th tally of the season with 14 seconds left.
Le Moyne tallied the first five goals of the second half to open up a 16-3 lead. Nies scored the first goal at the 24:37 off a free-position shot. Just over a minute and a half later, Barzee netted her 10th goal of the season off a pass from Phillips. Elmer finished her scoring on the day with 18:58 left with an unassisted goal for a 14-3 advantage. Following seven minutes and 47 seconds of scoreless play, Walker drove from in front of the goal, weaved through the defense and fired a shot into the back of the net. Valletta gave the Dolphins their largest lead of the game by finishing off a pass from classmate Leah Lazarz with 8:04 left in the game.
Ellie Morin converted a pass from Clark with 6:36 left for her 23rd goal of the year and SNHU's only goal of the second half. Freshman Kathleen Conese completed the scoring in the contest with her third goal of the year off a free-position shot.
Junior goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo made five saves to earn her career high-tying ninth victory of the year. Hannah Moriarty suffered the loss after making eight saves between the pipes for the Penmen.