Top-Ranked Dophins Use Balanced Attack to Down Penmen

Manchester, N.H. Four different players registered five points to lead #1 Le Moyne to a 16-8 win at Southern New Hampshire in Northeast-10 Conference action Friday afternoon at Larkin Field.

The Penmen jumped on the Dolphins early with four goals from Emily Mongeau in the opening two minutes and 25 seconds. Mongeau started the scoring by converting a free-position shot 25 seconds into the contest. She added her second goal 19 seconds later. With 28:09 remaining in the half, Mongeau found the back of the net on a free-position shot, while capping her outburst with 27:35 left with an unassisted goal.

Le Moyne answered with the final eight goals of the half to take control of the game. Senior attacker Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) got the Dolphins on the scoreboard with an unassisted tally at the 25:49 mark.

Just over six and one-half minutes later, junior attacker Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) converted a feed from Brigandi for her 17th goal of the season. Bauer followed six minutes later by scoring off a free-position shot. She then tied the game at four apiece with 6:34 remaining after taking a pass from junior midfielder Gabrielle Kamide (Deferiet, N.Y./Carthage).

Just 19 seconds later, junior attacker Kelly Condon (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) gave the Dolphins the lead with her 11th goal of the campaign. Brigandi increased Le Moyne's lead to 6-4 only 38 seconds later by finding the back of the net for the 37th time this season.

Brigandi, the reigning Northeast-10 player of the week, completed her first-half hat trick with 4:42 left by finishing off a feed from Condon. Sophomore midfielder Jennifer Fabian (Clay, N.Y./C.W. Baker) finished off the scoring in the half with her fourth goal of the season with 1:56 remaining.

Ellie Morin snapped a Southern New Hampshire scoring drought of 28:37 by converting a free-position shot at the 28:58 mark of the second half.

Sophomore attacker Kathleen Conese (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) answered with two goals in a span of 56 seconds for the Dolphins. Her first came at the 26:34 mark off a feed from Condon, while the second was unassisted.

Mongeau pulled the Penmen within 10-6 with 25:14 to go with her fifth goal of the day.

The Dolphins responded with three straight goals to put the game away. Fabian pushed Le Moyne's lead to five with an unassisted goal with 21:30 remaining. Five and one-half minutes later, Kamide found the back of the net for the 15th time after taking a feed from Bauer. Brigandi netted her fourth goal of the game the seventh time in nine games she's scored at least four goals with 14:36 left in the contest.

Then Penmen finished off their scoring with a pair of goals in a stretch of 20 seconds. Sara Halbich tallied SNHU's seventh goal off a feed from Mongeau with 11:09 left, while Emily King finished off a pass from Mongeau at the 10:49 mark.

Le Moyne scored three consecutive goals to complete the game's scoring. Condon and Conese hooked up for the first two goals, with the first coming at the 7:46 mark and the second with 4:15 remaining. Conese then scored the final goal of the contest off a feed from Bauer with 2:26 to go.

Senior goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee), the reigning Northeast-10 Conference goalkeeper of the week, made nine saves in the contest for the victory. Kellie Renk posted nine saves in the setback for the Penmen.

Le Moyne (9-0, 6-0 NE-10) returns to action on Tuesday at Southern Connecticut State at 12:00 p.m.

2012-04-07



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