DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (Mar. 16, 2013) - Senior midfielder Kelsey Sullivan (Mastic, N.Y.) netted four goals to help Mercy College defeat Dominican (N.Y.) University in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon, 11-7. With the victory, the Mavericks moved to 4-1 on the year, while the Chargers fell to 0-2.
This contest was a definite rollercoaster ride as the two squads traded goal-for-goal throughout the first half. The period saw three scoring ties, while the largest lead was held by Mercy when the hosts led, 3-1. At halftime, the game was knotted at 4-all.
The beginning of the second half began the same way the first stanza ended (Dominican scored, then Mercy scored, then Dominican scored), but then the Mavericks turned it on. Mercy ripped off six straight goals, which proved to be the nails in the proverbial coffin. The Chargers weren't able to find any offense during this span of 12 minutes. In this six-goal outburst, juniors Tracey Wandle (Rocky Point, N.Y.) and Kelsey Bub (Cortland Manor, N.Y.) scored twice each.
The Chargers added a late goal with 15 seconds remaining in the game, but it was too little too late as Mercy won, 11-7.
In all, Sullivan had four goals, while Bub had two goals and two assists. Senior Marissa Hurley (Shirley, N.Y.) was an offensive force today as she scored a goal and dished out three assists. In the cage, senior Stephanie DiLegge (Bay Shore, N.Y.) made 14 saves.
For the Chargers, Amanda Shelton scored three times, while Brittany Kiernan had eight saves between the pipes.
Head Coach Dawn Anselmin and her team returns to action on Saturday, Mar. 23 when the Mavericks host East Coast Conference-foe Roberts Wesleyan at 11:00 a.m.