Brockport Rolls Over Rochester on Senior Day

Senior Dayna Piraino (Syracuse, NY/Henninger) was one of four players with at least six points as College at Brockport dominated the University of Rochester, claiming the non-conference victory 23-2. Piraino was among three seniors honored prior to the game for Senior Day.

Brockport controlled the game from beginning to end, scoring their first goal 20 seconds into the match. The Golden Eagles entered the game leading the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) with 17.73 goals per game. The 23 goals tie a season-high, the fourth time this season the team has reached that plateau. The two goals allowed by Brockport are the fewest since the 2010 season when the Golden Eagles shut out Medaille College on March 18.

Piraino finished the game with three goals and four assists, her fourth game this season with at least seven points. Kaila Maguire (Potsdam, NY/Potsdam) and Katie Sullivan (Baldwinsville, NY/C.W. Baker) had a team-high five goals each as Maguire finished with six points and Sullivan collected seven points. Emily Zartman (Canandaigua, NY/Canandaigua) had four goals and three assists on the day.

Brockport won the opening draw control and Karen Bianchi (Syracuse, NY/West Genesee) received a pass from Piraino to open the scoring. After Maguire netted her first goal to make the score 2-0, Rochester scored their first goal of the game. Brockport then controlled every facet of the game, going on a 14-0 run before Rochester scored their second and final goal of the game with 15 seconds remaining in the first half. Maguire scored all five of her goals in the first half, including three straight goals in a five minute span. Sullivan scored four of her five goals in the first frame and netted two within 12 seconds to put Brockport up 4-1. Brockport went into halftime leading 16-2.

Allyson Wolf (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) and Alyssa Case (Baldwinsville, NY/C.W. Baker) scored the first two goals of the second half as six different Golden Eagles tallied a goal after halftime, including two by Zartman. Along with Piraino, Case and Bianchi were honored for Senior Day.

The Golden Eagles finished the game leading nearly every statistical category. Brockport outshot Rochester 41-8 and had a wide margin in the draw control area, winning 22 of 26.Brockport was also a perfect 9-9 on clear attempts. Hannah O'Connor stopped four shots to improve her overall record to 7-2 on the year.

After a victory by Oneonta today, the Golden Eagles and Red Dragons are in a tie for third place in the SUNYAC standings with both teams at 4-2. Brockport has two conference games remaining in the regular season, an April 24 home match-up against fifth place Buffalo State and against Oneonta on April 28.

2012-04-21



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