Greyhounds Run to 12-9 Victory over Mercy

Mercy College (4-2) could not hold an early lead, and lost to visiting Assumption (Mass.) College today, 12-9, in a game played in Purchase, N.Y.

Early in the game, both teams played well. Mercy held a 3-2 lead on back-to-back goals from freshmen Kelsey Bub (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y./Walter Panas) and Kristen Znaniecki (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comsewogue). The Greyhounds (2-1) then went running, scoring the final five goals of the first half to take a 7-3 lead at the break.

For the first half, Mercy turned the ball over 16 times, leading to increased pressure on the Maverick defense.

In the second half, Assumption scored a pair of quick goals, upping the lead to 9-3. Assumption would eventually lead 12-5 before Mercy rallied. Bub would score three of her game-high four goals late in the second half, but it was not enough.

In goal, Mercy sophomore Stephanie DiLegge (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore) played extremely well, making 18 saves on 41 shots. For Assumption, Michelle Monahan made 12 saves.

Joining Bub with four points for the game was Znaniecki, who had three goals and one assist.

2011-03-19



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