No. 7 Le Moyne Knocks off No. 13 New Haven

West Haven, Conn. Victoria Nies (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) scored a career-high four goals to lead seventh-ranked Le Moyne to a 16-11 win over 13th-ranked New Haven on Wednesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Kayo Field.

New Haven (4-5, 2-2 NE-10) opened the game's scoring with the first two goals of the contest. Kristina Curry got the Chargers on the scoreboard with an unassisted tally at the 24:16 mark, while Kathryn Campbell extended the lead to two with 19:47 left in the first half off a pass from Natalie Lieberman.

The Dolphins cut their deficit in half just 60 seconds later as senior midfielder Jennifer Fabian (Clay, N.Y./C.W. Baker) converted a free-position shot.

The Chargers regained their two-goal margin only 36 seconds later as Lieberman netted her 22nd goal of the season. The see-saw continued as Fabian countered with an unassisted goal with 14:41 remaining to make the score 3-2. Lieberman gave New Haven its final two-goal lead of the contest 50 seconds later with another unassisted goal.

The Dolphins responded with six straight goals over the final 13:28 of the half to take control of the game. Fabian started the run by finishing off a feed from freshman attacker Maggie Monnat (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) for her career high-tying third goal of the game. Junior attacker Kathleen Conese (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) evened the score at four apiece with an unassisted goal with 11:40 left.

Just 15 seconds later, senior attacker Kelly Condon (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) gave the Dolphins the lead after taking a pass from Monnat. Senior attacker Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) extended the lead with an unassisted goal with 8:48 to go, while Nies followed 87 seconds later with a free-position goal. Senior midfielder Gabrielle Kamide (Deferiet, N.Y./Carthage) finished off the scoring in the half with her eighth goal of the season off a pass from Condon at the 5:11 mark.

Le Moyne extended its run to eight straight goals with two goals over the opening 4:02 of the second half. Conese started the scoring in the half with an unassisted goal just 17 seconds into the stanza, while Nies followed with a free-position goal at the 25:58 mark.

The teams then traded goals over the next seven and one-quarter minutes. Lieberman snapped a New Haven scoreless stretch of 18:25 with an unassisted goal with 25:26 remaining. Sophomore attacker Sam Yaro (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) countered with 21:07 left off a pass from Monnat to put the lead back to six. Courtney Ackland got the Chargers within 11-6 with a free-position goal with 18:11 remaining.

Le Moyne pushed its lead to 15-6 with four goals over a span of 2:38. Yaro ignited the run with her fifth goal of the year off a pass from Condon with 16:51 left. Condon followed 54 seconds later with her 12th marker of the campaign. Nies then scored two goals in a span of 42 seconds. The first came with 14:55 left on a free-position shot, while her fourth goal of the day came off a pass from freshman midfielder Mary Fadden (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool).

The Chargers attempted to get back into the game with a 5-1 run over the final 12:52 of the contest. Ackland registered her second goal of the day off a pass from Campbell with 12:52 left, while Lieberman followed 1:10 later with an unassisted goal to make the score 15-8.

Conese ended Le Moyne's scoring for the day with 10:58 left with her team-best 15th goal off a pass from Bauer. Marissa Fisher pulled the Chargers within 16-9 with an unassisted goal with 10:29 to play, while Campbell netted her 20th goal of the year with 9:00 left. Lieberman tallied the last goal of the game off a free-position shot with 7:48 left.

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2013-04-03



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