No. 1 Le Moyne's Defense Shuts Down Saint Michael's

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's played a nationally-ranked opponent for the second time in three days and held No. 1 Le Moyne to two second-half goals during an eventual 13-1 loss on Saturday at Duffy Field. The Purple Knights fall to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the Northeast-10 Conference, while Le Moyne moves to 5-0 and 2-0.

Senior Eliza Scoba (Franklin, Mass./Franklin) score the lone marker for the Purple Knights, while classmate Sandy Palumbo (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) made 13 saves and added two ground balls and two caused turnovers for the hosts.

Senior Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) led the Dolphins with four markers and two helpers, while juniors Gabrielle Kamide (Deferiet, N.Y./Carthage), Kelly Condon (Victor, N.Y./Canandaigua) and freshman Anna Daucher (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) each contributed two tallies. Condon and Kamide also had one assist apiece, while senior Kelly Fucillo (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) earned the win for the visitors.

The Dolphins ran to a 6-0 lead in the first 11:59 of the opening half; before they tacked on five more goals to take an 11-0 lead entering the second half.

The Purple Knights held the tenth best scoring offense in the nation to just two second-half goals, as they scored only twice in the first 13:22 and then Scoba put Saint Michael's on the board when she tallied an unassisted goal at 13:51. Saint Michael's kept the Dolphins off the board for the final 16:38 of the contest and finished with eight shots in the second half against the top ranked scoring defense in Division II.

The Purple Knights return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Franklin Pierce University for a NE-10 contest at 4:00 p.m.

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Colchester, Vt. Senior All-American midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) recorded six points to lead top-ranked Le Moyne to a 13-1 win at Saint Michael's on Saturday afternoon at Duffy Field.

The Dolphins, who scored the first 13 goals of the game, opened the scoring 55 seconds into the game as junior attacker Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) finished off a pass from Brigandi. Just under four and one-half minutes later, junior attacker Kelly Condon (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) found the back of the net for the seventh time this year. Freshman midfielder Anna Daucher (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) tallied her second goal of the campaign with 21:49 left off a pass from Bauer.

Le Moyne then scored three goals in a span of 52 seconds. Sophomore attacker Kathleen Conese (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) registered her seventh goal of season with 18:53 remaining in the half. Brigandi netted her first goal of the day 26 seconds later off a pass from freshman attacker Sam Yaro (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker). Brigandi converted a free-position shot at the 18:01 mark for a 6-0 Le Moyne lead.

Junior midfielder Gabrielle Kamide (Deferiet, N.Y./Carthage) beat the goalkeeper with 15:17 left off a feed from Condon for her ninth goal of the season. Brigandi then scored her 19th marker of the year with 12:32 after taking a pass from senior midfielder Stephanie Dussing (Syracuse, N.Y./Bishop Ludden).

Following seven minutes of scoreless action, Condon netted her second goal of the day off a pass from sophomore midfielder Jennifer Fabian (Clay, N.Y./C.W. Baker) with 5:23 left. Just over two minutes later, Kamide gave the Dolphins a 10-goal lead following a feed from Brigandi. The duo reversed roles with 24 seconds left in the half to take an 11-0 lead into the intermission.

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2012-03-24



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