Women's Lacrosse Gets By LIU, 8-7

March 13, 2004

Box Score

The Siena women's lacrosse team scored the last four goals of the afternoon to defeat Long Island University, 8-7, at LIU Field. Stephanie Petruccelli netted her second-straight gamewinner, this time with just 18 seconds remaining in the contest to help the Saints improve to 2-2 on the season. The Blackbirds have yet to earn a victory and are 3-0 overall.

The Blackbirds looked like they were in control when sophomore Jackie McCormick (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) scored with 17:10 left for a 7-4 lead. It was McCormick's second tally of the game and third of the season.

But the Saints had an answer with Claire Devine (New City, N.Y.) scoring twice just 66 seconds apart, the latter her third of the year with 11:12 remaining for a 7-6 contest. Petruccelli provided the contest's first tie by tallying with 3:04 to play off a feed from Christina Pampalone (East Northport, N.Y.).

Petruccelli capped the comeback with her team-leading seventh goal of the year, giving the Saints their only lead. She took a pass on the right side from Devine and fired a shot past sophomore goalkeeper Amanda Childress (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown), who closed with 10 saves.

The Blackbirds won the draw control and worked their way down the field, but could not get off a final shot.

Sophomore Chrissie Carleton (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) notched her first hat trick of the season and fifth career for LIU. Freshman Amy Rizzo (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) scored her team-high fourth goal of the year and dished three assists with junior Kelly Moletress (Pottstown, Pa/Univ. of Scranton) adding a goal.

Like Petruccelli and Devine, Pampalone also closed with two goals and an assist. Joan Paul (Schenectady, N.Y.) and Tammy Vitolins (Averill Park, N.Y.) also scored while Mary-Elizabeth Dupelle (Feeding Hills, Mass.) made seven saves for Siena.