March 20, 2004
The St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse team opened up the scoring Saturday night with the first five goals of the evening and never looked back as they cruised to a 16-4 win over Siena College at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. Wit h the loss the Saints dropped to 2-4 overall while the Bonnies improved to 2-1 on the season.
After putting away five-straight goals in just under five minutes, the Saints responded with a pair of tallies of their own, courtesy of Dana Sherrer and Michelle Eide, to cut the Bonnie lead to 5-2. The two teams then traded goals for a 6-3 score at the 13:09 mark, but St. Bonaventure went on to close out the half with four more unanswered goals to take a 10-3 advantage.
The Saints struggled to find the back of the net in the second half as the Bonnies scored six-straight goals before Siena managed to get on the board. St. Bonaventure nearly held Siena scoreless in the second as Claire Devine put away her second goal of the evening with just 50 seconds remaining in the game.
St. Bonaventure outshot Siena, 36-12 and recorded 16 draw controls to just six for the Saints.
Devine led Siena in scoring while Eide and Sherrer added a goal each.
Nicole Montondo paced the Bonnies with four goals and one assist while Sarah Spaulding and Katie Hurley added a hat trick each.
Mary-Elizabeth Dupelle made eight saves for Siena while Eileen Gagnon and Courtney Hastrich, who split the time in the cage for St. Bonaventure made two stops each.
The Saints will head to Binghamton, N.Y. tomorrow morning for a match-up with the Binghamton University. Game-time is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.