Mercy Falls to No. 9 Dowling in ECC Play

The Mercy College women's lacrosse team fell to #9 Dowling college 22-7 in an East Coast Conference game played in Oakdale, New York. With the loss, the Mavericks now own a 5-4 record, (1-2 ECC). The Golden Lions improved to 7-4 on the season (2-0 ECC).

Dowling jumped out to an early 2-0 edge before Mercy finally answered courtesy of a Brianna Horn (Wantagh, N.Y./Kellenberg) goal that brought the deficit to 2-1. The Golden Lions responded with three answered tallies over their own.

Freshman Marissa Hurley (Shirley, N.Y./William Floyd) responded with an unassisted goal. Dowling scored seven more times to take a 12-2 lead in the first half before the Mavericks found the net once again. With 5:30 left in the first half, midfielder Kelsey Sullivan (Mastic, N.Y./Eastport South Manor) recorded another tally to make the score 12-3.

Mercy scored four times in the second half, all coming off the stick of Horn. For the game, Horn led all goal scorers with five tallies. Between the pipes, freshman Lauren Mateja (King of Prussia, Pa./Upper Merion) made six saves.

The women's lacrosse team plays again on Saturday, April 17 as they return home to Purchase, New York to host ECC foe Lake Erie College. The opening draw is scheduled for 1:30.


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