Scheibling Keys No. 17 Stevens' Win Over Alfred

HOBOKEN, N.J. (April 7, 2012) Senior attack Jenna Scheibling (Long Valley, N.J.) scored three goals and handed out six assists to lead No. 17 Stevens to a 20-3 win over Alfred on Saturday afternoon at the De Baun Athletic Complex. Junior midfielder Spencer Waybright (West Hartford, Conn.) finished with eight points as the Ducks improve to 7-3 overall and 2-1 in the Empire 8 with the victory.

The Ducks dominated all aspects of this contest, playing one-player up from the start as the Saxons only had 11 healthy players in uniform.

Despite controlling possession early, it took the Ducks10:19 of game time to score their first goal with sophomore attack Gabrielle Gordon (Flemington, N.J.) finding net after a pass from Waybright. Waybright tallied her first thanks to a feed from Scheibling 25 seconds later and the Ducks were off.

Scheibling assisted a score from junior midfielder Joey Galligan (Burlingame, Calif.), before Scheibling scored her first of the day. Junior Kara Rafferty (Bayshore, N.Y.) made it 5-0 Stevens thanks to a pass from senior defender Ashley Carey (Mahopac, N.Y.), with Waybright getting her second with 10:28 left in the half to make it 6-0 Stevens.

Alfred's Kaitlyn Button (Canastota, N.Y.) recorded the first Saxon goal of the afternoon, but Scheibling and senior attack Michelle Buonacuore (Medford, N.J.) answered for the Ducks to make it an 8-1 game with 4:43 in the opening period. Junior midfielder Tracy McGinnity (Rochester, N.Y.) made it 8-2 for Elmira, with Waybright netting two in a row and Buonacuore tallying her second of the game to send the Ducks into the break with an 11-2 edge.

Stevens scored the first three of the second half to make it 14-2 behind Galligan, Buonacuore and Waybright, and following Button's second goal of the game, Scheibling, Rafferty, Galligan, Carey, freshman attack Bianca Caseiro (Raritan, N.J.) and freshman midfielder Holly Good (Charleston, S.C.) closed the scoring for the Ducks.

Of the 20 goals scored, Stevens assisted on 16 of them with seven different players tallying helpers. The Ducks ended with a 34-5 advantage in shots and a 30-12 edge in ground balls. Stevens controlled 17 of 25 draws and allowed Alfred success on only six of their 17 clear attempts.

Junior Meg Collins (Marshfield, Mass.) earned the win in goal for Stevens, making two saves in 30 minutes of action. Sophomore Sarah Prall (Lansdale, Pa.) played the second half in the cage for the Ducks. Alfred freshman Taylor Tarajos (Rochester, N.Y.) made nine saves for the Saxons.

Scheibling's career-high nine points came on three goals and six helpers. She also had a draw control and two ground balls. Waybright had five goals and three assists as well as two ground balls, three draw controls and one caused turnover. Galligan had three scores, one helper, four ground balls, three caused turnovers and one draw control, and Rafferty turned in a two goal, two assist, five draw control, one ground ball and one caused turnover performance.

Buonacuore had three scores, a ground ball and one caused turnover, and freshman Caitlyn Hughes (Randolph, N.J.) had two assists. Carey led the Stevens defense with one goal, one assist, a game-high six ground balls, a game-high five caused turnovers, and five draw controls. Senior defender Lindsay Daly (Northport, N.Y.) had one assist, one ground ball and a caused turnover, while freshman defender Amanda Ingersoll (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) had three ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Button had two goals, two ground balls and a draw control to lead Alfred (4-5 overall, 0-3 Empire 8).

No. 17 Stevens will return to action on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. when it hosts 13th-ranked York College (Pa.) at the De Baun Athletic Complex.

2012-04-07



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