No. 5 Le Moyne Cruises to Victory at American International

Springfield, Mass. Junior attacker Sam Yaro (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) tallied a career-best five goals as fifth-ranked Le Moyne cruised to a 21-2 victory over American International on Wednesday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference play at Abdow Field.

The Dolphins scored the first 19 goals of the game, which included a 12-0 halftime lead. After nine scoreless minutes to start the game, the Dolphins got unassisted goals from sophomore Mary Fadden (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) and Yaro in a span of 30 seconds to start the run. Yaro followed with two more goals off passes from sophomore attackers Maggie Monnat (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) and Claire Monnat (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) with 18:24 and 15:45 remaining, respectively.

After junior attacker Julia Suriani (Buffalo, N.Y./West Seneca East) finished off a feed from graduate student attacker Marley Ciferri (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca/Syracuse) with 12:32 left, senior midfielder Victoria Nies (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) scored two straight goals. The first came on a free-position shot with 11:23 to go, while the second came after taking a pass from Ciferri with 5:33 remaining.

Le Moyne then got goals from five different players over the final 4:43 of the half. Yaro started the run off a free-position shot. Fadden then finished off a feed from Maggie Monnat with 2:28 left before recording the assist on the next two goals by a pair of freshmen midfielders. Amari Pollard (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) found the back of the net with 2:11 remaining, while Molly McGuane (Marcellus, N.Y./Marcellus) scored with 15 seconds to go. Claire Monnat ended the half's scoring with one second left after taking a feed from Pollard.

The Dolphins got seven goals from six different players over the opening 20 minutes of the second half to extend their lead to 19-0. Suriani started the streak with an unassisted goal, while McKay followed after taking a pass from Ciferri. Sophomore attacker Morgan Kline (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) got into the scoring column with 22:42 left off a pass from Claire Monnat, while Yaro netted her fifth goal with 16:48 remaining.

Claire Monnat picked up her second goal with 15:09 left off a free-position shot, while Kline added her second after receiving a pass from Ciferri with 13:21 remaining. McGuane capped the streak by finishing off a feed from sophomore attacker Nicole Gibaldi (Westbury, N.Y./Clarke) with 10:22 left.

The Yellow Jackets then struck for back-to-back goals in a span of 1:21. Carrie Davis scored the first off a pass from Brittany Flynn, while Flynn found the back of the net off a feed from Jessica Lawler.

Le Moyne scored twice over the last 4:30 to deliver the game's final score. Ciferri fed freshman attacker Alexis Garbarino (Endwell, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) for her first career goal with 4:30 left before finding Kline for her career-best third goal of the game with 1:48 remaining. With her sixth assist of the contest, Ciferri is the first Dolphin to reach that total since McKenzie Gray '09 handed out seven in a 20-7 win over the University of Detroit on March 5, 2009.

Freshman goalkeeper Christina Humbert (Webster, N.Y./Webster Thomas) earned the win between pipes without being forced to make a save. Lissy Doherty took the loss after allowing 15 goals over 38:05, while making seven saves.

Le Moyne (5-1, 2-0 NE-10), which has averaged 20 goals per game over its three contests in the last five days, hosts Merrimack College on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.


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