Fay, Gegan Power Wagner Past LIU Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY Sophomore Gretchen Fay (Spring Lake Heights, NJ/Manasquan) scored five goals and sophomore Shea Gegan (Manasquan, NJ/Manasquan) tallied four and added three assists to power Wagner to a 19-11 NEC victory at LIU Brooklyn this afternoon.

With the victory, the Seahawks even their season record at 6-6 while improving to 2-1 in the NEC while LIU falls to 2-10 overall, 0-3 in league play.

By halftime, Fay has already recorded a hat trick and Wagner was in control with a 9-5 lead.

After the Blackbirds drew to within 9-6 at the outset of the second half on a Jesenia Cantres goal, consecutive goals by Fay and sophomore Stephanie Peterson (Vernon, NJ/Vernon Township) pushed the Seahawk lead to 11-6 with 25:40 left.

Colleen Holmes then drew LIU back to within four at 11-7 with a goal at the 25:10 mark. This is as close as the Blackbirds would get, however, as a Peterson tally at 24:31 kick-started a 6-0 Wagner run that built the lead to a commanding 17-7 Seahawk advantage.

Wagner, which was a perfect 15 of 15 on clears, out-shot LIU 40-26 and led in ground balls by a 10-8 count, while the Blackbirds held an 18-14 edge in draw controls.

Adding two goals each for the Seahawks were Taylor Pastore (Baldwinsville, NY/C.W. Baker), and junior Jessica Mills (Vernon, NJ/Vernon Township). Notching one goal apiece for Wagner was freshman Olivia Streilein (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape), junior Chantel Agnew (Poolesville, MD/Poolesville), senior Michela Galante (Maplewood, NJ/Maplewood), and sophomore Tori McGrath (Albany, NY/Bethlehem Central).

Mary McQueen paced the Blackbirds with three goals.

In goal, sophomore Katie Ferraro (Owings Mill, MD/McDonogh) had three saves while playing the first 50:04 of the game before junior Shannon Sweeney (Madison, NJ/Madison) came on to record a save in the final 9:56 between the pipes.

Wagner returns to action on Sunday, April 13 when the Seahawks travel to Sacred Heart. Opening draw between the Seahawks and Pioneers is set for 1:00 pm.


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