Nazareth Flies Past Visiting St. Lawrence

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Nazareth outscored visiting St. Lawrence 16-7 in today's non-conference women's lacrosse game. Senior goalie Ann Sessler tallied a career-high 16 saves, while junior Michelle Cook led the Golden Flyers with two goals in the first half and another two goals in the second half. Nazareth now holds a 4-3 overall record.

St. Lawrence sophomore Alanna Piroli scored the first goal of the game one and a half minutes into the first half. Nazareth retaliated by scoring the next four goals. Junior Kristine Olijnyk scored five minutes into the half , proceeded by Cook's first goal of the game off a free position shot. Senior Jennifer Young followed with the next two goals for Nazareth with assists by senior Nora Davis and freshman Alyssa Johnston, respectively.

Throughout the rest of the half, Kim Morse totaled two goals for St. Lawrence, while Lexi Wisnowski and Brigid Hurley each scored one goal. Cook, Davis, and freshman Erinn Wood contributed the rest of Nazareth's goals in the first half. At the end of half, the Golden Flyers held a 7-5 lead over St. Lawrence.

In the second half, Davis was the first to score for Nazareth with an assist from senior Stephanie Cash. Cash followed this with her own goal assisted by Johnston. Young and Cook each scored off free position shots for Nazareth. Cook then came back with another goal off an assist from Young. Freshman Megan Cregan added the next two goals, the first of which was assisted by Young. Wood contributed Nazareth's fifteenth goal of the game, then junior Kristine Olijnyk scored the Golden Flyers' final goal with a mere 41 seconds on the clock.

Wisnowski and Hurley were St. Lawrence's only players to put points on the board in the second half.

Along with Sessler's 16 saves, St. Lawrence goalie Anna Marchand tallied three saves in the first half and five saves in the second half.

The Golden Flyers' next game will be at RIT on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.


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