No. 3 Le Moyne tops No.15 New Haven to remain unbeaten

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (LE MOYNE ATHLETICS) –

Junior attacker Jessica Meneilly (Cicero, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse) scored four goals to lead the third-ranked Le Moyne College women’s lacrosse team to a 14-4 win over 15th-ranked University of New Haven in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday at Ted Grant Field.

Le Moyne scored all eight of the first-half goals. Meneilly started the scoring at the 25:25 mark after taking a pass from senior midfielder Lauren Ferris (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee), who followed 2:45 later with her second goal of the season after taking a pass from senior attacker Erin McMullen (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill). Sophomore attacker Gemma Addonizio (Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) made it 3-0 with 21:39 left by converting a free-position shot.

Freshman midfielder Sarah Hutchings (Marcellus, N.Y./Marcellus) then tallied her third goal of the season with 19:09 until halftime. Meneilly finished off another pass from Ferris with 16:38 to go and then converted a free-position shot 6:18 later.

Just 53 seconds later, junior midfielder Adrianna Nojaim (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) scored off a free-position shot of her own for her 12th tally of the campaign. McMullen completed the half’s scoring with 3:56 left off a feed from Addonizio. The goal gave McMullen 200 points in her career, making her the ninth Dolphin to reach the mark.

Hutchings pushed Le Moyne’s lead to 9-0 with her second goal of the game with 22:48 remaining.

Emily Holland got the Chargers on the scoreboard at the 22:06 mark by scoring off a free-position shot.

Meneilly put Le Moyne’s lead back to nine with 20:21 left after collecting a feed from Addonizio.

New Haven answered with back-to-back goals to get within 10-3. Marina Skelly finished off a feed from Holland with 18:14 to go and then Holland scored off another free-position shot.

Senior midfielder Sydney Meagher (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) countered with consecutive goals in a span of 46 seconds. She scored her 12th goal of the year at the 13:21 mark and then netted her 13th with 12:35 remaining.

New Haven completed its scoring with 9:29 left as Cypress Levitt knocked a pass from Julia Astram into the net.

The Dolphins scored twice in the last three minutes to deliver the final score. Nojaim found the back of the net with 2:58 to play and then Addonizio finished off a pass from graduate student attacker Sidney Hall (Adams Center, N.Y./South Jefferson) with 51 seconds remaining.

Sophomore goalkeeper Paige Crandall (Adams, N.Y./South Jefferson) made five saves (against four goals) over 52:35 between the pipes to earn the victory. Gabrielle Buscemi recorded eight saves in the loss.

Le Moyne (7-0, 7-0 NE10), which has won 29 straight regular season games, returns to action on Tuesday at American International College at 1:00 p.m.

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