March 13, 2004
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.