Halftime Lead Not Enough, as Post Outgunned by Wilmington

WATERBURY, Conn. Despite an 8-5 lead at the intermission, Post dropped a 20-13 decision to Wilmington in a CACC contest at LaMoy Field on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Miranda Polaski (Agawam, Mass.) and junior Morgan Kanavy (Syracuse, N.Y.) scored four goals each to lead the Eagles.

Polaski added a game-high seven draw controls and two ground balls, while Kanavy contributed with two ground balls and two draw controls. Graduate student Mallorie Michalak (Meriden, Conn.) netted three goals and tallied a game-high four ground balls and three caused turnovers.

After Wilmington's (4-1, 1-0 CACC) scored off the opening draw, Post responded with six of the next seven goals to claim a 6-2 advantage. The spurt started with a Kanavy tally off a pass from sophomore Meghan Diggett (East Islip, N.Y.). During the 5-0 Eagles' run that followed the Wildcats' second goal of the game, Polaski started the spurt with back-to-back goals, while it closed with consecutive free-position markers from Kanavy and Michalak.

Michalak scored the final three Post goals of the opening stanza, including a tally with 1.7 remaining before the intermission. At halftime, Post (1-4, 0-2 CACC) held an 8-5 lead.

Wilmington outscored Post 15-5 in the second half to take control of the contest. With 27:38 to play in regulation Jaclyn Hall started a stretch where the Wildcats scored nine out of 10 goals to take 15-10 lead with 12:22 to play.

For the game, Wilmington out shot Post 46-30, and held a 19-13 advantage in ground balls. Five Wildcats notched hat tricks in the contest. Corrine Dries earned the win in goal, while senior Michelle Chadwick (Miami, Fla.) suffered the setback. She made 18 saves.

The Eagles wrap up a two-game homestand on Tuesday, March 20, when they host Dominican in a CACC game. The opening draw is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

2012-03-17



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