No. 10 Dowling Doubles Up Molloy for ECC Win

Brookhaven, NY - Dowling's high energy offense was too much for Molloy as they doubled up the Lions 16-8 at Golden Lions Field. With the win, Dowling improves to 5-2, 2-0 ECC while Molloy drops to 4-3, 0-1 ECC.

Dowling jumped out to an early 4-0 lead behind two goals from Samantha Messineo. Molloy would close the gap to 4-2 on two goals from Melanie Sosnowski. The Golden Lions would answer back with 3 unanswered goals to take a 7-2 lead into halftime.

Molloy would not get any closer to the five goal deficit in the second half as Dowling's offense was too much. Brooke Witkowski and Cassandra Cronin each finished with 5 points. In a reversal of roles, Witkowski netted four and had one helper while Cronin scored one and dished out four assists. The assists for Cronin and goals for Witkowski are both career highs. Freshmen Samantha Stavish was terrific, scoring three goals, two in the second half.

Sosnowski led Molloy with three goals.

"Our kids executed extremely well today" said Head Coach Kerri McCabe. "We got key contributions from our defense and Rachael was terrific in the net making some key saves."

Rachael Goldsmith had a season high 17 saves and 5 ground balls between the pipes. Samantha Titus and Cronin caused 4 turnovers each.

"Every time we play Molloy are kids get exciting for the game" said Head Coach Kerri McCabe. "We have a healthy rivalry, it is great for our conference and for the sport."

Dowling returns to action Friday, April 8th as they travel to Mercy for a 1:00 start.


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