Seahawks Fly by Siena to Win Second Straight

Oyster Bay, NY Senior midfielder Carolyn Clark (Syracuse, NY/ Westhill) enjoyed her third five-goal game of the season, sophomore attacker Sam Morin (Rockville Centre, NY/ South Side) tallied four goals, while senior midfielders Lauren Petrik (Baldwinsville, NY/ South Side) and Diego, CA/ Westview) and Melanie Garces (San Diego, CA/ Westview) each notched hat tricks in leading Wagner to 17-7 win over Siena.

In winning their second consecutive game, coming on the heels of Tuesday's 16-9 victory over Manhattan, the Seahawks improve to 2-3 on the season, while the Saints fall to 0-4.

This neutral site game between Wagner and Siena marked the Second Annual Township of Oyster Bay Supervisor's Trophy Game at Ellsworth Allen Park. Last season, Siena copped a 16-8 win in the Inaugural Supervisor's Trophy Game. With the victory, the Seahawks were awarded possession of the Supervisor's Trophy Award which Siena had held possession of since last year's game.

Deidre McQuillan and Katie McGuire paced Siena with three and two goals respectively. Wagner out-shot the Saints 26-18, led in ground balls 13-9 and held a 15-9 edge in draw controls. Wagner was successful on 4 of 7 on free position shots while Siena was 3 of 4 in free position shots.

Each team was awarded a Most Valuable Player during a post-game ceremony at midfield. The format featured the respective head coaches naming an MVP from the opposing team. Siena head coach Andrea Duffy selected Clark r as Wagner's MVP while Seahawk head coach Cristina Curiale tabbed McQuillan as the Saints' MVP.

Trailing 4-3, Wagner erupted for five consecutive goals in building a comfortable 10-5 halftime lead. After the Saints narrowed their deficit to four goals at 10-6 with an nearly second-half tally, Wagner ran off four consecutive goals in stretching its lead to 14-6 and the Seahawks never looked back.

In goal, freshman Shannon Sweeney gained her second consecutive win, making the most of her second career start with nine saves while Kristin Concordia had three saves for the Saints.

Siena actually jumped out a 2-0 lead in this one on goals by Katie McGuire and Michelle Andreo. Wagner answered with a pair of goals by Morin, the first on a free position shot and the second off of a Petrik assist. The teams traded the next three goals until Clark started the 5-0 splurge with a free position goal at 16:15 to tie it at 4-4. Petrik then gave the Seahawks the lead for good at 5-4 off a feed from junior attacker Erika Bulken (Baldwinsville, NY/ C.W. Baker).

Goals by Clark, Garces, and another by Petrik, completed the surge with the latter goal making it an 8-4 game. Maggie Deloria then notched an unassisted goal with 1:22 left in the half to make it 8-5. But that is as close as the Saints would make it the rest of the way as Wagner closed the half with a goal by senior midfielder Deneida McCullough at 22 seconds and then Clark closed out the half with a dart off a free position shot with nine seconds left in the half to fashion the 10-5 halftime advantage.

Wagner is next in action on Saturday, March 10 when the Seahawks play host to the Flames of Liberty University at 1:00 pm.

2012-03-03



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