Michalak's 7 Goals Lead Eagles over Saint Joseph

WATERBURY, Conn. Post used an historic offensive output to defeat St. Joseph 19-9 at LaMoy Field on Friday. The 19 goals are the most in school history. Senior Mallorie Michalak (Meriden, Conn.), led the Eagles with seven goals, tying the single-game record.

Freshman Miranda Polaski (Agawam, Mass.) scored four goals and had a team-high three assists and eight draw controls. Sophomore Meghan Diggett (East Islip, N.Y.) netted three goals in the victory. Junior Morgan Kanavy (Syracuse, N.Y.) and freshman Alanna Bauche (Calgary, Alberta) each chipped in with two goals. Michalak led the team with eight ground balls and had six draw controls.

St. Joseph took an early 1-0 lead as Dayna Gambino scored off of a free position shot at 28:18. The Eagles answered back quickly as they scored four straight, including man-down goals by Diggett and Polaski, to take a 4-1 advantage at the 23:15 mark of the first period.

After another Blue Jays goal, freshman Eryka Baez (Clifton, N.J.) started a five-goal stretch for the Eagles as they took a 9-2 lead with 14:53 remaining in the half. Gambino scored her second for St. Joseph's at 14:37, but Post (1-1) scored six goals in the final 14 minutes of the first to head into the break with a 14-3 advantage.

The Blue Jays came out of the break and scored four straight goals to pull within seven at 14-7 with 17:08 remaining in the game. Diana Soucier scored twice during the stretch. The Eagles pulled away again, as Michalak scored three times in the second half. Her final tally was a free-position goal at 5:05.

The Eagles held a 37-14 advantage in shots and 24-11 in ground balls. Post notched 20 draw controls to St. Joseph's 10.

The Eagles also broke a defensive record, allowing the least amount of goals in a single game in school history.

Post will open up Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play on Sunday, March 11, as they travel to Philadelphia. Opening draw is scheduled for noon.

2012-03-09



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