March 24, 2013

Niagara Overwhelms Delaware State at Home

from press release

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.— The Niagara women's lacrosse team wrapped up non-conference competition with a decisive 14-4 victory over the Delaware State Hornets on Sunday afternoon at Niagara Field.

Ten different Purple Eagles got on the scoreboard for Niagara, who head into MAAC play with a 4-6 record, including season firsts from Jordan Turpin, Emily Fleetwood, Jaclyn Schreiber and Cassi Johnson.

The Purple Eagles controlled the tempo in the opening 30 minutes of play, outshooting the Hornets 10-5 and established a 4-1 lead heading into the first intermission. Niagara jumped out to a 3-0 advantage with 25:04 remaining on the clock as Carrie-Jo Farrugia, Danielle Maio and Fran Pollastro each found the back of the net.

Kiyanna Brown scored the Hornets' first score of the contest, but NU responded with the half's final goal by Turpin.

Niagara continued to dominate play in the second frame, scoring seven straight goals to grab a 11-1 lead after 14 minutes of play. The run was led by Pollastro, who scored her second and third goal of the game, as well as Schreiber who tallied her first two scores of the season.

Emily Peets would be the only member of Delaware State to get the ball passed NU goaltender Paige Sasser in the half, as Nicole Fiorini (1 goal) and Johnson (2 goals) added the Purps' final three scores to solidify the victory.

Niagara finished the game with a 32-12 advantage in shots.

The Purple Eagles also got scores from Paige Matecki and Courtney Pierce, while Sasser finished the game with four saves. MAAC plays for Niagara beings in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. when it plays Marist on March 30 at 3 p.m. 


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