Bauer Helps No. 4 Le Moyne Glide by Assumption

Worcester, Mass. Sophomore attacker Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) scored a career-high six goals to lead fourth-ranked Le Moyne to a 20-5 win over Assumption in Northeast-10 Conference action on Tuesday afternoon at the Multi-Sport Stadium.

Junior midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) got the Dolphins on the scoreboard first with an unassisted goal at the 27:25 mark, but the Greyhounds answered back with three goals in a span of four and one-half minutes to take the lead.

Kathryn Beall scored Assumption's first goal 20 seconds after Brigandi found the back of the net. Just over three minutes later, Steph O'Rourke gave her team the lead by converting off a free-position shot. Beall capped the streak with a goal at the 22:35 mark off a pass from Michelle Santos.

Le Moyne responded with four goals in a stretch of 5:40 to regain the lead. Brigandi pulled the Dolphins within 3-2 with an unassisted tally with 21:38 remaining. Senior midfielder Rebekah Elmer (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) knotted the score at three with 19:08 left and put her team in front off a pass from classmate Leah Lazarz (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) at the 16:11 mark. Bauer capped the four-goal stretch by finishing off a pass from senior defender Katlin Walker (Penn Yan, N.Y./Penn Yan Academy).

Santos got the Greyhounds back within a goal with 14:43 left, but Elmer answered nine seconds later with a free-position goal to kick-start a 4-0 run by the Dolphins. Senior Michelle Phillips (Johnson City, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) extended Le Moyne's lead to 7-4 with a goal off a pass from Brigandi. Bauer added the next goals with the first coming off a feed from senior Mia Valletta (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) and the second off a pass from senior Nerissa Barzee (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker).

Mary Guinee scored on a free-position shot 14 seconds after the Barzee to Bauer goal, but that would mark the last goal of the game for the Greyhounds.

Over the final 4:22 of the first half, Brigandi picked up a point on each of Le Moyne's three goals. She scored the first to make the score 10-5 and recorded the assist on goals by sophomore Kelly Condon (Victor, N.Y./Canandaigua) and Barzee.

The Dolphins tacked on eight goals on just 11 shots in the second half to seal the victory. Valletta started the scoring in the stanza with an unassisted tally at the 28:43. Freshman Victoria Nies (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) got in the scoring column 25 seconds later, while Bauer extended Le Moyne's lead to double-digits at the 21:15 mark.

Elmer added her fourth goal of the contest with 18:41 remaining to become the 12th player in the program's history to score 100 career goals. Less than three minutes later, Bauer added her fifth goal of the contest to make the score 17-5. With just under 11 minutes remaining, Barzee netted her second goal of the game. Elmer found the back of the net with 8:51 left for her fifth goal, while Bauer completed the game's scoring with 4:21 to go off a pass from Condon.

Junior goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) made eight saves in the game, including seven in the first half, to pick up her seventh win. Lauren Keating stopped eight shots between the pipes in taking the loss for the Greyhounds.

Le Moyne (7-1, NE-10 3-1), which shut out an opponent in a half for the second time this year (Lees-McRae), returns to action on Saturday at Merrimack at 12:00 p.m. The Warriors have received votes in each of the last two IWLCA polls.


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