Wagner Runs Past Delaware State

Dover, DE Four different players recorded hat tricks to power Wagner to a 20-4 victory at Delaware State this afternoon as the Seahawks outshot the Hornets 52-9 at rainy Alumni Stadium.

With the victory, the Seahawks improve to 4-5 on the season in snapping a two-game losing streak while the Hornets fall to 0-10.

Wagner is next in action on Friday, April 4 when the Seahawks host Bryant in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams. Opening draw at Hameline Field is set for 3:00 pm.

The four Seahawks who notched three goals apiece today vs. the Hornets included senior Michela Galante (Maplewood, NJ/Maplewood), along with sophomores Stephanie Peterson (Vernon, NJ/Vernon Township), Gretchen Fay (Spring Lake Heights, NJ/Manasquan), and Shea Gegan (Manasquan, NJ/Manasquan). Gegan added one assist on the afternoon and wound up leading the Seahawks with four points.

Junior Jessica Mills (Vernon, NJ/Vernon Township) and freshman Olivia Streilein (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) added two goal apiece for the Green & White while freshman Nicole Luzzi (Branford, CT/Branford ), sophomore Tori McGrath (Albany, NY/Bethlehem Central), and junior Chantel Agnew (Poolesville, MD/Poolesville) chipped in with one goal each.

Ten different Seahawks tallied at least one goal in this contest.

Wagner led 4-0 late in the first half before tacking on another four in the final 7:16 before intermission in seizing an 8-0 lead at the break. Peterson notched the first tally of the game, which was followed by a pair of goals by Fay, and another by Galante, which came at the 13:35 mark of the half. The score remained 4-0 until Galante's second goal made it 5-0 at 7:16. Gegan then found the back of the net at the 4:41 mark to increase the lead to 6-0 before former high school teammates Peterson and Mills hit paydirt in the final 1:54 of the half which made it 8-0.

In the second half, the Seahawks picked up where they left off, tallying the first 10 goals of the final stanza in building the lead to 18-0. Galante completed her hat trick with the second half's first goal to make it 9-0, a tally that kick-started a 10-0 run that was capped by a Mills goal on a free-position shot at 12:24 that built the Seahawk lead to 18-0.

Emily Etkins put Delaware State on the board with an unassisted tally at the 9:50 mark with the first of her two goals that made it 18-1.

In addition to holding the 52-9 edge in shots, Wagner led in groundballs 19-8 and held a 15-11 advantage in draw controls. The Hornets committed 29 turnovers in the game while successfully clearing the ball on 7 of 19 opportunities. Wagner, meanwhile, was guilty of just seven turnovers and the Seahawks were 13 of 14 clear attempts. The Green & White were 2 of 6 on free-position shots while Delaware State was 1 of 3.

The 20 goals produced by the Seahawks are the most since April 19, 2013 when Wagner earned a 20-2 win over LIU Brooklyn in the season finale.

2014-03-29



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