Post Outgunned in First-Ever Meeting with SCSU

NEW HAVEN, Conn. Post fell at in-state rival Southern Connecticut on Wednesday afternoon, 22-11, in the first-ever meeting between the two squads. The Eagles now stand at 1-3 overall and 0-1 in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play on the young season.

CACC Rookie of the Week Miranda Polaski (Agawam, Mass.) led the Eagles with six goals and eight draw controls on the day. Junior Morgan Kanavy (Syracuse, N.Y.) chipped in three goals with two coming off free position shots. Last week's CACC player of the week Mallorie Michalak (Meriden, Conn.) caused three turnovers in defeat.

Polaski gave the Eagles and early lead with a goal at the 29:47 mark of the first half. The Owls answered back with as Emily Orser netted two straight to take a 2-1 lead with 27:35 remaining in the period. Post scored four straight goals to gain a 5-2 advantage at 16:36. Freshman Alanna Bauche (Calgary, Alberta) had one goal during the stretch. Southern Connecticut closed out the half by scoring seven unanswered goals to head into the half with a 9-5 lead.

The teams traded goals over the first five minutes of the second stanza. Kanavy found the back of the net with 18:47 remaining to pull the Eagles within two at 12-10. The Owls offense put the game out of reach after scoring eight straight times to take a 20-10 advantage with 5:29 left. Polaski netted the final Eagles goal at the 4:31 mark. Southern Connecticut scored two more times for the final score.

Post shot the ball 33 times on the day and had 26 shots on goal. The Eagles forced the Owls into 18 turnovers in defeat.

The Eagles will head back home for a game against Wilmington on Saturday, March 17. Opening draw is slated for noon.

2012-03-14



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