April 17, 2005
RIVERDALE, NY - The Manhattan women's lacrosse team did something to the Saints team in what no other team has done all season and that is shoved out 21 goals to claim a 21-7 victory for their fourth consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference win at Gaelic this afternoon.
Manhattan with the win improves to 5-6, 4-1 while the Saints drop to 7-6 and 4-1 in league play. The Jaspers wasted no time as they jumped out to a 6-1 star in the first half. Senior Victoria Carman scored the first of her five goals 3:11 into the game but Manhattan did not hold onto the lead for long as Siena's freshman Amy Schoonmaker tied the game :14 seconds later, 1-1. Three minutes later, sophomore Lauren Civardi started the Lady Jasper's five goal run off an assist from junior Molly Pheterson. Saint's sophomore attack wing Michelle Eide ended the Lady J's rally after she received a pass in the arc from senior Joan Paul, 6-2. Senior Mary Dudek answered back under a minute later lifting Manhattan back to a five goal lead with 12:34 left to play in the half.
The Saints managed to score one more time at the 8:06 mark before Manhattan went on another rally taking a nine goal lead, 12-3. Siena ended the half with a goal from sophomore Christina Pampalone with :36 seconds remaining as the Lady J's enjoyed an astonishing 12-4 advantage at the break.
As time ticked away, Schoonmaker scored within the first four minutes, Manhattan would later rally for another five goals. 13 minutes later, Pampalone scored off a free position shot to end the Saints drought; six minutes later Sarah Elliot scored in what would be the Saints last goal of the contest.
Offensively, the Saints could not get a shot off as Manhattan sophomore goalie Ashley Devins stopped 11 saves in the Lady J's cage. While at the opposite field freshman goalie Bethany Zimmer had five saves, but gave up 21 goals, the most in her young career.
Siena's top scorer today was Pampalone scoring three goals and tallying an assist. Schoonmaker finished the game with two goals and Eide finished with one goal and an assist for three points. Across the line, the Jaspers had a perfect day with 17-of-17 clear attempts and dominated every statistical category.
Siena looks to rebound as they travel to Central Connecticut in a re-scheduled match-up on Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m.