St. John Fisher Storms by Hartwick in 2nd Half

ROCHESTER, NY Host St. John Fisher used a big second half to break open a tight game at the intermission in a 19-5 win over Hartwick's women's lacrosse team on Sunday. The Hawks trailed by five at halftime, 6-1, but five Cardinal goals in the first 3:53 of the second half put the game away.

Hartwick slips to 5-8 overall and 1-5 in the Empire 8. Fisher improves to 10-4 and 5-1.

Emily Jweid (Marcy, NY/Whitesboro HS) led 'Wick with two goals. Jackie Moynihan (West Islip, NY/West Islip HS), Hannah Kennedy (Avon, CT/Avon HS), and Morgan Galipeau (Bennington, VT/Mount Anthony Union) each had one goal.

The game was scoreless through nearly 10 minutes of the first half until Bridget Alberts broke the ice with 20:07 remaining in the opening frame. Later, Alberts made it 3-0 but Moynihan answered for the Hawks 23 seconds later with Lisa Littleton (Yorktown, NY/Yorktown HS) earning the assist.

Fisher added three goals over the final 14 minutes of the half to take a five-goal lead into halftime. The Cardinals held an 18-6 edge in shots over the opening 30 minutes.

Melissa Leonhard scored three of her game-high seven goals in the first three minutes of the second half to help Fisher to a double-digit lead. Jweid scored for 'Wick with Moynihan assisting with 23:06 to play, but the Cardinals controlled the rest of the half with seven straight tallies.

Jweid added her second goal of the day with under four minutes left. Galipeau scored her first of the season with 31 ticks remaining and Kennedy netted a goal on the free position 14 seconds later to close out the scoring.

Steph Luce (Saratoga Springs, NY/Saratoga Springs HS) made 11 saves for the second game in a row. She also had team-bests of five ground balls and two caused turnovers . Defender Ali Sisco (Kendall Park, NJ/South Brunswick) added four ground balls and Galipeau contributed three. Jweid grabbed a team-high four draws for the Hawks.

Leonhard and Taylor Hughes led Fisher with seven-point games. Hughes scored a pair of goals and dished out five assists. Leonhard corralled a game-high seven draws and caused two Hartwick turnovers. Caroline Trpcevski and Molly Naylor combined to make four saves in the Cardinals' cage.

Hartwick next plays Marywood University on April 25. The Hawks and Pacers will play in Scranton, PA at 7:00 p.m.


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