Greyhounds Roll To Slide-Snapping Victory
EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. - The Moravian College women's lacrosse team snapped a four-match losing streak with a 21-12 non-conference win at Wilkes University Thursday afternoon.
The Colonels opened the match strong, taking a 4-2 lead on a goal from midfielder Amelia Farnham just over ten minutes into the contest. However, the Greyhounds scored ten straight goals to run out to a 12-4 advantage, and Moravian led 12-5 at halftime. In the second half, the closest Wilkes would get was 13-7.
Senior midfielder Jillian Pagliei led Moravian with five goals to move into third in school history with 108 goals while senior attack Paige Warbick and junior midfielder Sarah Carman each had three goals and an assist. Carman also had a match high seven draw controls to go with two caused turnovers. Freshman attack Erin Connell added two goals and three assists for Moravian while freshman attack Sarah Shostak had two goals.
Sophomore attack Allison Hess had a goal and two assists for the Greyhounds while junior midfielder Maureen Helfers and freshman midfielder Michelle Palmieri each had a goal and an assist. Senior midfielder Katie Wise contributed a goal, four ground balls and three draw controls while Helfers had four draw controls and three ground balls. Junior midfielder Angel Genther had a goal and five draw controls for Moravian while sophomore attack Shannon Algeo had a goal. Freshman midfielder Caroline Styslinger added two assists.
Attack Erica Sundberg led Wilkes with four goals and four draw controls while attack Stephanie Harkins added three goals. Farnham added a goal, two assists, four ground balls and three draw controls while attack Lindsey Davenport had a goal and an assist for the Colonels. Midfielder Jaqueline Harrison, midfielder Amanda Tilley and attack Melissa Farrell each had one goal.
The Greyhounds had a 49-29 advantage in shots and a 26-8 edge in draw controls while Wilkes had a 23-19 edge in ground balls. Moravian senior goalie Courtney Rosenberg made ten saves in 49 minutes of action while freshman Melanie Morris made one save in 11 minutes. Colonels goalie Cassie Cronin had 17 saves.
Story provided by Moravian Sports Information