Old Westbury Tops Sage in Skyline Action

Old Westbury captured a convincing 11-8 Skyline Conference victory over the Sage Gators Saturday evening from a rainy Danzi Stadium in Patchogue, New York. Old Westbury (2-7) evens up at 1-1 in conference play while Sage (1-5) dropped to 0-2.

Sage jumped out to an early lead when Mallory Hansen broke the scoring ice at 26:09. Sara Bey evened the score 26 seconds later to extend her scoring streak to five games for the Panthers. Monica Koralus replied 54 seconds later to put Sage back up 2-1. Bey then scored three straight goals to put Old Westbury up 4-2 before Kimberlee Carr trimmed Sage's deficit to one with a score at 12:18.

Maria Dischely extended her scoring streak to six games with 5:41 left to give Old Westbury a 5-3 lead and a goal by Bey with 17 seconds remaining gave the Panthers a 6-3 advantage at intermission. Bey's closed out the half with her fifth goal of the game, which set Old Westbury's single game scoring record previously set in 2013 by Courtney Gallagher, JoAnna Kettell and Anna Noens at four goals.

Early goals by Sage in the second half made it a 6-5 game before Meaghan Haber's fifth goal of the season brought Old Westbury back to a 7-5 lead at 23:23. Hansen scored her second goal of the game for Sage at 18:08 and Bey found the back of the net at 16:33 for a two goal cushion.

Hansen and Carr each scored to cap a 5-2 Gator run over the opening 17:59 of the half before Dischley rattled the back of the cage at 7:34 to record her first career game-winner. Bey then ripped the ropes twice over the final 2:13 for her program record seventh and eighth goals of the game which also gave her a team-leading 21 scores on the season.

As a team, Old Westbury set their single game record with 31 ground balls and held a 29-25 advantage in shots.

Bey also set career-highs with 11 shots (tied program record) and four caused turnovers while tying a personal-best with six draw controls in addition to scooping up three ground balls. Dischley tied career-highs with two assists and four caused turnovers while registering five draw controls and four ground balls.

Haber set career-highs with eight ground balls and five caused turnovers. Christine Fernandez tallied five caused turnovers and four ground balls at the same time as Gabriella Rayan and Jordan Schildt each registered four ground balls.

Jackie Cartagena (2-7) made eight saves to capture Old Westbury's win.

Jackie St. Pierre (1-5) stopped eight shots in defeat for Sage.

2014-03-30



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