Suriani Leads No. 4 Le Moyne to Victory at SNHU

Manchester, N.H. Junior attacker Julia Suriani (Buffalo, N.Y./West Seneca East) recorded a career-best five goals to lead fourth-ranked Le Moyne to an 18-10 win over Southern New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference action at Larkin Field.

The Dolphins jumped out to a three-goal lead just 4:34 into the contest. Senior midfielder Victoria Nies (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) got the Dolphins on the scoreboard 50 seconds into the game with an unassisted goal

Just over two minutes later, she found the back of the net for the 15th time this season off a pass from junior attacker Catie McKay (Penfield, N.Y./Our Lady of Mercy). With 25:26 remaining, Suriani scored from just off the crease after taking a pass in transition from freshman midfielder Amari Pollard (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker).

Phoebe Clark got Southern New Hampshire on the scoreboard with 24:32 left by scoring from in front of the crease off a drive from the left side.

Suriani countered 85 seconds later with a free-position goal to give the Dolphins a 4-1 lead.

The Penmen answered right back 23 seconds later as Lindsay Bucknam registered an unassisted goal from six yards out.

Le Moyne then scored four straight goals to triple its lead. Freshman midfielder Molly McGuane (Marcellus, N.Y./Marcellus) started Le Moyne's run with an unassisted goal from five yards out with 18:27 left. Pollard followed 15 seconds later with an unassisted goal from eight yards out after taking a pass in transition from senior attacker Kathleen Conese (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool).

Suriani then tallied her third goal of the half with 15:50 remaining, while junior midfielder Laura Hoffman (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua) finished off a pass from graduate student attacker Marley Ciferri (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca/Syracuse) 72 seconds later to cap the streak.

The Penmen tallied consecutive goals in just over one minute to pull within four. Emily King scored with 12:37 left in an extra-man situation off a pass from Clark, while Bucknam followed with an unassisted goal with 11:28 remaining.

Sophomore attacker Claire Monnat (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) had a hand in Le Moyne's final three goals of the half as the Dolphins took an 11-4 lead into the intermission. She began the stretch by working her way from behind the goal to the left edge of the crease, where she found the back of the net for the 15th time this season with 10:34 remaining. Just 27 seconds later, she fed sophomore attacker Morgan Kline (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool) for her fifth goal of the year. Following seven minutes of scoreless action, sophomore midfielder Danielle Kealy (Lorraine, N.Y./South Jefferson) netted an extra-man goal off a pass from Monnat.

The Dolphins opened the scoring in the second half as Ciferri tallied an unassisted goal 1:31 into the half.

King answered back 61 seconds later off a pass from Alexa Allen, while Ciferri countered with another unassisted goal 59 seconds later. Ciferri then netted her third goal of the half just 30 seconds later after taking a feed from Pollard.

Off a failed clear by the Dolphins, Allen scored in transition for the Penmen off a pass from Ellie Morin with 18:16 left.

Le Moyne responded with a pair of goals 2:08 apart. Junior attacker Sam Yaro (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) recorded an unassisted tally with 15:44 left, while Conese followed with her ninth goal of the season off a pass from Hoffman.

After Allen posted a free-position goal with 11:25 left, Suriani netted a pair of goals to give the Dolphins their largest lead of the game. Her first was unassisted with 9:17 left, while the second was off a feed from Ciferri with 6:24 to play.

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