Bauer Nets Five to Lead #4 Le Moyne over #7 Stonehill

Syracuse, N.Y. Junior attackers Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) and Kelly Condon (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) recorded seven points each to lead fourth-ranked Le Moyne to a 14-8 win over seventh-ranked Stonehill on Saturday afternoon in the Northeast-10 regular season finale at the Thomas J. Niland Athletic Complex. With the victory, the Dolphins claimed their first NE-10 regular season title and will host the two conference semifinal games and the championship game next weekend.

Bauer started the game's scoring just 37 seconds into the contest with her first of five goals on the afternoon.

Following six and one-half minutes of scoreless action, the Skyhawks scored a pair of goals in a span of 12 seconds to take the lead. Samantha Lynott got her team on the scoreboard with 22:42 remaining with her 38th goal of the season. Lynott won the ensuing draw and raced towards the goal before finding Sarah Galligan, who tallied her 23rd goal of the year.

The Dolphins answered with three consecutive goals and seven of the game's next eight goals to take control of the game. Sophomore midfielder Jennifer Fabian (Clay, N.Y./C.W. Baker) knotted the score at two apiece with 21:47 remaining in the half off a pass from Bauer. Just under two and one-half minutes later, Bauer tallied her 45t goal of the campaign to put the Dolphins in front for good. She extended the lead at the 15:12 mark from the left edge of the crease off a feed from sophomore attacker Kathleen Conese (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool).

Kayla Green ended the run by registering her 49th goal of the year to pull Stonehill within 4-3 with 14:29 remaining in the half.

Senior attacker/midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass) answered 25 seconds later to become the program's all-time leading goal scorer with the 176th goal of her career.

Condon picked up her first point of the day with 14:04 left as she found the back of the net off a feed from Fabian to give the Dolphins a 6-3 advantage. Freshman midfielder Anna Daucher (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) followed two and one-half minutes later with her 11th goal of the year on a free-position shot. Brigandi scored for the 61st time this year with 6:11 to go in the half off a pass from Condon.

After Kelsey Reilly netted her 37th goal of the season with 4:44 remaining to make the score 8-4, the Dolphins scored the final three goals of the half, including a pair in the last 24 seconds. Bauer tallied her fourth goal of the stanza with 2:29 left after cutting in front of the cage and taking a pass from Condon. Conese put the Dolphins into double digits by converting a free-position shot with 24 seconds remaining. Condon then beat the goalkeeper from the right edge of the crease with just 1.8 seconds left off a pass from the left by Bauer.

Green recorded the first goal of the second half at the 28:36 mark to get the Skyhawks within 11-5, but the Dolphins answered with the next three goals over a span of 14 minutes to put the game away. Junior defender Molly Maroney (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) pushed Le Moyne's lead to seven with her second goal of the season off a pass from Condon with 23:43 left. Just over nine minutes later, Bauer completed her scoring as Condon picked up her fourth assist of the contest. With 9:47 remaining in the game, Condon beat her defender around the back of the cage to score her 25th goal of the year and cap her team's scoring in the game.

Galligan and Reilly teamed for Stonehill's final three goals of the game. Galligan took a pass from Reilly and scored the sixth goal of the game for the Skyhawks with 7:35 left. Galligan followed 44 seconds later with an unassisted tally. Reilly completed the game's scoring with 1:09 remaining off a pass from Galligan.

Senior goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) made a season-high 14 saves (seven in each half) to earn the victory between the pipes. Ashley Armstrong took the loss for the Skyhawks after giving up 11 goals in the first half, while making three saves.

Le Moyne (15-1, 12-0 NE-10), which has won 22 consecutive regular season conference games, will play the winner of Wednesday's first round game between fourth-seeded Bentley and fifth-seeded New Haven on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

2012-04-29



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