WEST CALDWELL, N.J. (Apr. 27, 2016) – Powered by a combined 16 goals from sophomores Grace Davidson (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) and Emily Jehle (Wading River, N.Y./Riverhead), junior Alexa Haines (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) and freshmen Hunter Isnardi (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) and Sarah Koehler (West Sayville, N.Y./St. John the Baptist), the Mercy College women's lacrosse team extended its win streak to six games with a, 16-5, victory over Caldwell University on Wednesday afternoon at Essex Valley Field.
The Mavericks (12-4) conclude non-conference play 7-2 and are now 3-4 on the road, while the Cougars (5-9) have dropped three in a row.
Davidson led the way with a game-high five goals along with an assist. The sophomore broke the school's single-season record for goals in a season with her 46th goal of the season, breaking the previous mark of 45 set last season by Nicole Augustine. Davidson now has 48 goals on the year and leads the team with 59 points. Isnardi ended the contest with four goals and four draw controls, while Jehle concluded the afternoon with three goals and two assists.
Haines netted three goals and Koehler tallied a goal and an assist. Senior Meg McNally (Hillburn, N.Y./Lock Haven Univ.) and freshman Marissa Spinazzola (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comsewogue) each recorded an assist and freshman Talia Stagnitta (Patchogue, N.Y./Patchogue-Medford) led the Mavericks with four groundballs and five caused turnovers. Junior Jillian Rocco (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East) played the full 60 minutes in net with three saves to pick up the victory.
Caldwell received goals from five different Cougars and Elizabeth Ruedemann took the loss playing the first half.
Mercy looked to build off their impressive win over Molloy on Saturday, but Caldwell would get on the board first with a free position goal from Emily Fey at the 26:48 mark. Jehle followed with her first of the day to tie the score up at 1-1 with 21:12 left in the half. The hosts ensued with two straight to take a 3-1 lead with 18:05 remaining before halftime.
Jehle and Davidson came back with goals to knot the score up at 3-3 before the Cougars took their final lead of the game at 4-3 with just under ten minutes left in the opening half. Mercy responded by closing the half with five straight goals to take an 8-4 lead into halftime. Davidson tallied three of the goals and Koehler and Haines added a goal to conclude the scoring in the half.
The second half saw Caldwell open the scoring at the 27:50 mark to cut the deficit to 8-5. However, the Mercy closed the game with eight straight goals to cruise to the victory. Haines got the scoring started with a goal at the 24:28 mark to make it 9-5 before a pair from Isnardi and another from Jehle made it 12-5 with 20 minutes remaining. Isnardi added two more and Davidson and Haines each chipped in one to conclude the scoring on the day.
The Mavericks held a 39-8 edge in shots and a 15-7 advantage in groundballs. Mercy was 18-of-21 on clear attempts and 2-of-5 on free position shots.
Head Coach Dawn Anselmin and the Mavericks conclude the regular season at LIU Post on Saturday, April 30th at 11 a.m.