Skidmore Cruises to Victory over Manhattanville

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Skidmore scored 12 unanswered goals to take the lead and never look back in Wednesday night's 21-10 non-league win over Manhattanville at Wachenheim Field. The Thoroughbreds improve to 10-6 overall, while the Valiants fall to 7-8.

The teams battle back and forth through the first 20 minutes of the contest before Skidmore ran off seven straight goals in the final 11:32 to take a 9-4 lead at half. Kimberly Segalas, Lauren Madden, Lindsay Stavola, Leslie Stebbins and Abbie Hamlin all scored during the 7-0 run for the Thoroughbreds.

Skidmore continued its torrid pace in the second half, opening with five unanswered goals from five different players to make it a 15-4 game.

Manhattanville went on a run of their own, scoring the next four goals, but the Thoroughbreds answered back and scored six of the final eight goals of the game to earn the 21-10 victory.

Segalas led the way with five goals and three assists for eight points, while Madden had a game-high six goals and Stavola added three goals, including her 50th of the season. Lauren McCarthy had two goals and an assist to go along with seven draw controls and Hamlin finished with a goal, an assist and six draw controls. Ali Evans picked up a game-high seven ground balls to go with two caused turnovers and Rachel Klein finished with nine saves in goal.

During the game, Segalas moved up to second on the all-time scoring list with 192 career points. Stavola is now fourth with 186 points, Madden is 11th with 139 points and McCarthy moved to 18th with 105 points.

Melissa Goncalves led the way for Valiants, scoring five goals and Casandra Honovich had two goals. Emelda Ogweta had a goal, an assist and six ground balls, while Kirstin Betsill stopped 10 shots.

The Thoroughbreds close out the regular season this Friday, when they host #2 Hamilton in a Liberty League matchup at 4:00 p.m.

2011-04-27



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