LOUDONVILLE, NY - In a contest that would have five ties, the Siena Women’s Lacrosse team was not able to stop Manhattan and fell 15-12 on Saturday. Michelle Schwartz scored six goals for the Saints.
Manhattan (5-9, 2-4 MAAC) was led by Kara Hodapp who put up five goals for the Jaspers. Darby Nolan tallied a hat-trick, while Sarah Lang boasted five points off of two goals and three assists. Caitlin Murphy led the Jaspers with six draw controls.
Michelle Schwartz recorded a game-high seven points coming off of six goals and one assist for the Saints (1-12, 0-5 MAAC). Schwartz scored four of her six goals in the second half. Freshman Alexis Deaken had three points coming off of two goals and one assist. Julia Sardella tallied a team-high five draw controls.
Manhattan got things started, but did not stay ahead for long. Just 31 seconds after the Jaspers scored, Michelle Schwartz put one on goals for the Saints. Manhattan would score the next two goals for a 3-1 lead, but Schwartz came out again and put one in the cage. Annie Brennan then helped tie it up 3-3 with help from Laura Kesnig. It was the story of the day that everytime the Saints scored, the Jaspers responded. After a lot of back and forth action, the Jaspers would end up on top just 7-6 at the half.
Manhattan came right out of the opening second half draw strong. Caitlin Murphy scored and put the Jaspers back ahead by two goals, 8-6. Schwartz could not be stopped though and she recorded her third goal of the game. Schwartz, Deaken and Julia Sardella all scored and just under 10 minutes to play the score was tied 12-12. The Saints put their best effort forward but the Jaspers would score the next three goals and take the game 15-12.
The Jaspers had 17 draw controls compared to the Saints 12. The Saints went a perfect 16-16 on clear attempts.
The Saints head on the road for a three-game road trip with the first stop in Hamden, Connecticut against Quinnipiac on Wednesday, Apr. 19. Draw is set for 8 p.m.