Wagner Handed First Loss by Lafayette

Staten Island, NY Wagner dropped a 16-6 decision today to Lafayette at Hameline Field, despite two goals apiece from sophomores Shea Gegan (Manasquan, NJ/Manasquan) and Kimmy Tumolo (Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview).

With the loss, which came on the heels of the Seahawks' 9-5 win over Fresno State on February 17, Wagner falls to 1-1 on the season while the Leopards improve to 1-2. Wagner is next in action on Saturday, March 1 when the Green & White travel to Loudonville, NY to face Siena with opening draw slated for Noon.

Lafayette opened up an 8-4 halftime advantage before sophomore Gretchen Fay (Spring Lake Heights, NJ/Manasquan) knocked home a goal at the outset of the second half to make it 8-5. The Leopards then reeled off eight consecutive goals in building a 16-5 lead before sophomore Taylor Pastore (Baldwinsville, NY/C.W. Baker) notched a goal with 3:51 left to play to fashion the final score at 16-6.

Senior Ana White and freshman Amanda Case led the Lafayette offense by combining for nine goals in the win. White had five tallies and one assist, while Case found the back of the net four times. Senior Laura Kleiber and sophomore Kristen Mignon added two-goal efforts to the Leopards.

Lafayette held the advantage in shots, 26-13, groundballs, 14-11, draw controls, 16-8, and caused turnovers, 16-11.Senior Meghan Curtin picked up her first win of the season between the pipes as she allowed six goals and made four saves.

For Wagner, sophomore Katie Ferraro (Owings Mill, MD/McDonogh) had seven saves in goal while playing the initial 52:38 of the game before giving way to junior Shannon Sweeney (Madison, NJ/Madison) who came on to play the final 7:22 in goal.

The Seahawks got on the board first with a quick goal from Gegan. But Lafayette responded, as White tallied back-to-back goals, followed by a Charlotte Avallone goal to put Lafayette up 3-1. After a Tumolo talle at 25:25 cut it to 3-2, the Leopards converted on three straight free position shots from Alexis Thompson, Laura Kleiber, and White to push the lead to 6-2 en route to their 8-4 halftime lead.


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