Margiotta, Dragon lead No. 3 LIU Post to dominant 8-0 win against Mercy
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -- Third-ranked LIU Post, led by a hat trick from sophomore forward Keliann Margiotta, rolled past Mercy by a score of 8-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Brookville, N.Y.
The Pioneers improved to 15-0 with the win, while the Mavericks fell to 3-11.
Three Pioneers notched unassisted tallies in the first half to kick off action. Graduate midfielder Dani Crouse started scoring six minutes into the game, with senior forward Stephanie Ruhle following with her score four and a half minutes later. Senior forward Carlee Dragon knocked home her goal in the 16th minute after a Pioneer penalty corner.
LIU Post found the back of the net five times in the second half to secure the 8-0 win. Dragon's second goal of the game came in the 44th minute off a helper from junior forward Lyn-Marie Wilson. That tally marked her 24th of the season, which was good for a new single-season Pioneer goals record.
Margiotta then scored three of the final four Pioneer goals. Her first came via a Dragon helper, while the second was assisted by freshman midfielder Abi Sawyer.