Elmer Helps Visiting Le Moyne Down Detroit

Detroit, Mich. Junior Rebekah Elmer (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) scored four goals and dished out one assist to lead the Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team to a 15-9 win over Detroit on Friday afternoon at Titan Field.

Each team scored once over the opening 2:03 before the Dolphins took the lead for good. Junior Michelle Phillips (Johnson City, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) got Le Moyne on the board just 54 seconds into the contest with an unassisted goal. Just over one minute later, Emily Boissonneault scored her first of five goals on the afternoon to knot the score at one.

Le Moyne took a 3-1 lead on a pair of goals scored 16 seconds apart by senior Jackie Lundblad (Marietta, N.Y./Marcellus) and Elmer, with Phillips getting an assist on Elmer's tally. The Titans pulled within one goal on a pair of occasions on goals by Madison Noland and Boissonneault, but could not tie the score.

The Dolphins used a 3-0 spurt over a span of 3:24 to push their lead to 7-3. Lundblad netted her third goal of the contest at the 12:36 mark, junior Mia Valletta (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) found the back of the net with 9:36 left in the half and freshman Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) converted a feed from Elmer with 9:12 remaining to cap Le Moyne's scoring in the stanza.

Detroit closed within 7-5 at the intermission on an unassisted goal by Lindsey Saunders and a free-position goal by Boissonneault with just under three minutes left.

Le Moyne scored four straight goals to start the second half and six of the first seven to extend its lead to a game-high seven goals. Elmer scored 1:52 into the period to ignite the run. After junior Nerissa Barzee (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) scored off a free-position shot at the 22:25 mark, Phillips scored just over one minute to give the Dolphins a 10-5 advantage. Valletta capped the half-opening spurt with an unassisted goal with 19:50 remaining in the game.

Following a goal by Anna Eidem, freshman Kathryn Barry (Syracuse, N.Y./Onondaga) netted consecutive goals to put the Dolphins in front 13-6. Boissonneault and Elmer then split the game's next four goals to give Le Moyne a 15-8 edge with 1:53 left in the contest. Senior Caitlin Byrne (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) recorded the assist on Elmer's first goal, while the second was unassisted. Zaynib Hamze completed the game's scoring by finding the back of the net off a free-position shot with 27 seconds left.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) made six saves in between the pipes for the Dolphins to record the victory. Marybeth Flanagan took the loss after giving up 15 goals, while making 15 saves.

Le Moyne (8-5), which improved to 8-0 on the season when scoring at least 10 goals, remains in Detroit to take on Longwood on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.


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