Mercy Wins 4th Straight with Victory at Assumption

WORCESTER, MASS. (April 26, 2012) Junior attacker Marissa Hurley (Shirley, N.Y.) slotted home five goals as Mercy dominated Assumption, 18-11, en route to its fourth straight victory Thursday afternoon. Mercy improves its record to 5-7, while Assumption drops to 5-10.

The Mavericks jumped out to an early 4-1 lead and extended the lead to five thanks to a pair of man-up goals with less than five minutes remaining but Assumption netted two goals within 24 seconds of each other to cut the deficit to three heading into the break.

Mercy had plenty left in the second half, pounding the Assumption goal with nine goals to pull clear by 10 with an 18-8 lead. The Greyhounds did get three back in the final two minutes but the game had already been decided and Mercy came away victorious.

Hurley has increased her goals scored by one for each of the past six games while sophomore attacker Kristen Znaniecki (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) scored a hat trick and made two assists. Sophomore attacker Jamie McPartland (North Massapequa, N.Y.) also posted a hat trick while junior midfielder Julie Darnulc (Baldwin, N.Y.) and sophomore attacker Kelsey Bub (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) each netted a brace and assisted on another goal.

Junior midfielder Kelsey Sullivan (Mastic, N.Y.) picked up a team-high four ground balls and tied with Bub for the team high with three draw controls. Junior goalkeeper Stephanie DiLegge (Bay Shore, N.Y.) was outstanding in net, making an incredible 23 saves for a .676 save percentage.

Junior midfielder Steph O'Rourke (Amherst, N.H.) led the Greyhound with a hat trick while sophomore midfielders Nancy McAdam (Portland, Me.) and Kathryn Beall (Shrewsbury, Mass.) each raked four ground balls, with Beall also grabbing seven draw controls. Sophomore goalkeeper Michelle Monahan (Deer Park, N.Y.) made only seven saves in goal.

Head Coach Francesca DeLorenzo and the Mavericks (5-7 overall, 2-3 in the ECC) will return to action in the first of three East Coast Conference matchups to end the season on Saturday, April 28 at St. Thomas Aquinas College (7-6, 2-4). Game time is set for 11:30 a.m.


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