Mercy Falls to 10th-Ranked Dowling

Mercy was defeated by 10th-ranked Dowling today, 18-7. The Mavericks fall to 5-4 overall, including 1-1 in the East Coast Conference, while the Golden Lions improve to 7-2 overall and remain undefeated in the ECC with a 3-0 record.

Dowling dominated play from the start, scoring the first three goals of the game before freshman Elizabeth Rjedkin (Howell, N.J./Colts Neck) put Mercy on the board with an unassisted goal. The Golden Lions answered back with strong play and led 11-3 at the break.

In the second half, Mercy was unable to put together any type of run, and Dowling built on the lead. The Golden Lions would go on to take the game 18-7.

For Mercy, sophomore Kelsey Sullivan (Mastic, N.Y./Eastport South Manor) had three goals. Sophomore goalkeeper Stephanie DiLegge (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore) made 14 saves.

Dowling's Kelly Cefalu had five goals and Brooke Witkowski added three goals and eight assists.

The Mavericks return to action on Tuesday, April 7 when they travel to Molloy for a 7:00 pm game.


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