No. 1 Le Moyne rolls Assumption
Brigandi scores five goals to help lead Dolphins to their sixth win
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Seven players registered at least three points as top-ranked Le Moyne posted an 18-4 win against Assumption on Tuesday afternoon in Northeast-10 action.
Senior midfielder Brittany Brigandi had a hand in Le Moyne's first three goals as the Dolphins took a 3-0 lead after two minutes and 32 seconds of play. She fed junior attacker Brenna Bauer at the 28:56 mark for the game's first goal. Just 30 seconds later, Brigandi registered an unassisted tally and followed at the 27:28 mark with her 22nd goal of the season off a pass from freshman attacker Catie McKay.
Amy McNeil got the Greyhounds on the scoreboard with 25:23 left off a free-position shot.
Le Moyne then scored 10 consecutive goals to close out the half. Sophomore attacker Kathleen Conese netted her eighth of the year with 24:17 left off a pass from sophomore midfielder Jennifer Fabian. Only 21 seconds later, Brigandi finished off a feed from junior attacker Kelly Condon. Following an Assumption turnover caused by senior defender Carolyn Barry, Brigandi found the back of the net for the fourth time in the half at the 19:33 mark. Freshman midfielder Anna Daucher gave the Dolphins a 7-1 lead with 18:34 remaining in the half off a pass from McKay.
Junior midfielder Gabrielle Kamide became the fifth Dolphin to score by converting a free-position shot with 16:21 left. Off an Assumption turnover caused by sophomore defender Megan Collins, Bauer finished off a pass in transition by Daucher with 11:22 to go. Brigandi then drove from outside the restraining line for her 25th tally of the season with 9:58 remaining. The goal gave Brigandi 168 career points, tying her with Liz Hewitt '06 for seventh on the program's all-time points list.
Kamide then recorded two consecutive goals to give the Dolphins a double-digit lead. Her 12th goal of the year came off a pass from Condon with 7:43 left, while her third of the game was off a feed from Bauer with 5:14 to go. Daucher capped the scoring in the half with her fifth goal in the last three games after taking a pass from Condon with 3:15 remaining.
Le Moyne extended its run to 12 consecutive goals by scoring twice in the first 7:06 of the second half. Condon gave the Dolphins a 14-1 lead with 24:42 left off a pass from Conese, who followed 1:48 later with her second goal of the contest.
Steph O'Rourke ended the run by the Dolphins by putting in an unassisted goal with 21:14 remaining in the game.
The Dolphins then got goals from three different players in a span of 6:18 to take an 18-2 lead. Freshman attacker Sam Yaro scored from just off the crease on the left side of the goal off a pass in transition from classmate Julia Suriani at the 12:56 mark. Two minutes and 46 seconds later, Fabian recorded an unassisted goal, while McKay capped Le Moyne's scoring with 6:38 remaining.
O'Rourke converted a free-position shot with 3:03 remaining and McNeil tallied an unassisted goal with 1:39 left to finish the scoring in the game.
Senior goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo made four saves in the first half before being replaced at halftime by freshman Molly Marbut, who recorded two saves. Michelle Monahan recorded four saves in between the pipes for the Greyhounds.