Pacers Rout Falcons for Fifth Straight Victory

Scranton, PA Marywood built a 16-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 27-1 victory over visiting Cedar Crest in CSAC action on Saturday afternoon. The Pacers, now on a school record-tying five-game winning streak, improve to 6-2 on the season and 2-0 in conference play while the Falcons see their record slide to 1-7 overall and 1-2 in CSAC play.

Marywood built an 8-0 lead over the first 10:30 of Saturday's game, led by three goals by Kimberly Commisso and two from Diana D'Achille. Kathy DiGiacomo, Sarah Caughy, and Ashley Cavellier also scored during the run.

Cavellier's goal was the first of her collegiate career. Caughy and Commisso scored goals separated by 18 seconds to stretch the Pacers' lead to 10-0 before D'Achille netted back to back markers to extend the hosts' lead to 12-0 with 15:40 to play in the first half.

Taylor McKeown scored off a Liz Fowler assist at the 13:09 mark and Allie Sodl followed with and unassisted tally with 10:40 to play in the opening frame. Mary-Christine Vignola set up McKeown's second goal of the afternoon before Meg Barbarino closed out the first-half scoring unassisted with 4:49 to play.

D'Achille and Commisso both scored their fifth and sixth goals of the contest in the second half while Caughy, DiGiacomo, McKeown, Sodl, and Barbarino also found net before Meagan Walters and Daniela Toron both netted their first goals of their collegiate careers to close out the scoring for Marywood.

Cedar Crest's Maureen Manning spoiled the Pacers' bid at a shutout by scoring unassisted with 4:41 to play in the contest.

D'Achille finished the game with a single-game school record 12 points after scoring six goals and assisting on six more, also a new program-high. Commisso finished with eight points on six goals and two assists while McKeown scored three times and set up three others for a six-point performance. Caughy (3 goals), DiGiacomo (2 goals, 1 assist), Sodl (2 goals, 1 assist), and Barbarino (2 goals) all had multi-point efforts in the victory.

Leigha Dolcemascolo picked up the win after playing the first 35:49 between the Pacers' pipes without being forced to make a save. Megan Planz made one stop over the final 24:11 in goal for Marywood.

Marywood held a commanding 42-4 advantage in shots for the game, a 32-17 edge in groundballs, and controlled 24 of the games 27 draws, including a game-best seven from D'Achille. Commisso forced a game-high three turnovers while Cavellier led all players with five groundballs.

Cedar Crest's Kim Katsigianis made 12 saves while taking the loss in the Falcons' cage.

Marywood returns to action tomorrow afternoon when they host Wilkes University in a non-conference game scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in Scranton.


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