Marist Pulls Away in Second Half for Win at Iona

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. With the game tied 8-8 with 17:40 to play, the Marist women's lacrosse team scored seven unanswered goals to win 15-8 over the Iona Gaels at Mazzella Field on Sunday. Sophomore attack Kelly Condon (Roslyn, Pa.) led all scorers with five goals and four assists, giving her 25 points over the last three games. Lindsay Rinefierd (Smithtown, N.Y.) added four goals and an assist.

Marist (7-6, 4-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) got off to a strong start after allowing an early Iona (4-10, 1-3 MAAC) goal. Jori Procaccini (Long Valley, N.J.) tied the game with a goal at the 27:31 mark of the first half. Condon then scored back-to-back goals to give the Red Foxes' a 3-1 lead with 24:01 to go in the half. Shannon Haas (Farmingdale, N.Y.) then scored with 20:43 left in the half to put Marist up 4-1. The Red Foxes increased the lead to four, 6-2, with goals by Rinefierd and Ariel Kramer (Syracuse, N.Y.).

The Gaels came back with four goals in the final 12:21 of the half. Courtney Hocking started the run, as a Casey Scully tally made the score 6-4 with 12:00 to go. Elizabeth Coholan then got Iona within one, 6-5, with a goal at the 2:43 mark. Twenty-eight seconds later, Brittney Mabus tied the game 6-6, a score that held through halftime. Marist won 10 of 13 draw controls in the first half, outshooting Iona 16-15.

The Red Foxes got two quick goals to open the second half. Rinefierd and Procaccini scored back-to-back to put Marist ahead 8-6 with 22:21 left in the game. The Gaels came back with goals from Coholan and Scully to tie the game 8-8 with 17:40 to go.

That's when Marist started its big run. Condon scored consecutive goals to give the Red Foxes a 10-8 lead with 16:17 remaining. Rinefierd then scored off a Kramer assist to make the score 11-8 with 9:45 to go in the game. Kramer then scored a goal of her own at the 8:13 mark to give Marist a 12-8 lead. The Red Foxes then got scores from Procaccini, Rinefierd, and Condon to close the run and the game. Marist outshot Iona 21-6 in the second half.

For the game, Marist outshot the Gaels 37-21. The Red Foxes also held a 17-8 advantage in draw controls, while the Gaels had a 26-18 edge in ground balls. Marist was 10 for 14 on clears. Scully led Iona with three goals.

Marist returns to action on Friday, April 23 with a 7:00 p.m. game against Fairfield at Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field.

2010-04-18



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