Manhattanville Can't Keep Pace at Curry

MILTON, Mass. Despite solid efforts from senior Brooke Marcimo (Shrewsbury, Mass./Shrewsbury) and junior Kirsten Shaughnessy (Le Center, Minn./LeSueur-Henderson St. Peter), shorthanded Manhattanville could not keep up with Curry in suffering a 19-4 loss to the Colonels in non-conference action on Saturday evening at Walter M. Katz Field.

Playing without their leading scorer for a second straight game and seeing their second-leading scorer go out early with an injury, Marcimo stepped up offensively for Manhattanville (0-7). The midfielder tied her career high with four goals on only six shots, while also adding a team-best three draw controls. Freshman Sarah Dalsey (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) assisted on a season-high three of those tallies on the day and recorded a team-leading four ground balls as well.

Shaughnessy also had a strong game between the pipes, despite the score. The junior netminder single-handedly kept the Valiants in the game over the first 30 minutes by making 12 saves, including seven stops on free-position shots, as she held the Colonels to a 1 for 11 mark from the eight-meter arc. She finished the game with a season-high 13 saves on the night as Curry fired 51 shots toward the Valiant cage.

Leading the way for Curry was Mel Brickey, who had a game-high six points on three goals and three assists. Alli Schoff and Haley Carey both scored three times, with Schoff adding an assist for a four-point game, while Kaitlin Cloutier chipped in two goals and a helper.

Curry finished the game with a 51-10 edge in shots. Shaughnessy made 13 saves at one end, while Curry's Christina Wallis made four stops.

Manhattanville will return home for the next four contests, as the Valiants look to change their fortunes with an extended homestand. The four-game stretch begins on Thursday, when Manhattanville hosts SUNY Old Westbury at GoValiants.com Field starting at 4:00 p.m.

2014-03-22



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